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Wednesday, February 28, 2018


Women Power! Happy Moments! Me (second from right) with colleagues at a  farewell party in my college some years back.

Happiness is:

It is a conundrum. It is an abstraction. It is subjective. It is no less than a concept. It encompasses a plethora of human emotions. It is something to do with our feelings. In fact, we associate happiness with activities, which give us joy, satisfaction, confidence and positive orientation. Yet it defies absolute definition. Here is a bit of discussion about the way I take it.

Happiness is being honest with oneself. It is having some principles and a value system to lead life by. It is being better than yesterday. It is in having some goal, maybe a simple one and adhering to it. It is being unselfish but loving yourself and being you. It is not in pleasing others but helping others genuinely. Hypocrisy is its enemy. It is to try to conduct yourself righteously. It is in having convictions and sticking to them with courage. It is also in setting your priorities right and time management.
It doesn’t imply an absence of negative emotions. They are bound to be there. Unpleasant life situations spring up from nowhere. It is to control unfounded fears and fight skepticism. It is to shake out negations with the strength of character and catapult oneself back into the mainstream of life faster. It is to plunge into positive action braving odds.

Happiness is to be grateful for whatever one has. It is shunning impossible cravings and misleading fantasies. It is not about dwelling upon human frailties around you but learning lessons from them. It is in accepting yourself and others as they are.

It lies in being conscious of natural phenomenon in all its manifestations. It is in reading good books for inspiration, visualization, and personal improvement. It is to be polite and a patient listener. It is to respect elders and learn from their experiences. It is to indulge in positive affirmations for the good of all.

Friends these are the ideals I believe in. Don't you think, we do need such reminders periodically to prevent ourselves from straying into lethargy and mediocrity. 

Friends welcome here as always! 

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  1. Hari OM
    This a wonderful exploration of the application of oneself to the making of happiness! Such reminders are, indeed, good! YAM xx

  2. wonderful event and adorable photo... I love the way you are dressed, very rare seen overhere ofcourse

    Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♪ (ABC-W-team)

  3. Congratulations on your promotion~!
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  4. I love how you describe happiness. We really do need these little reminders. Have a great week and congrats!

  5. That's pretty much how I view happiness. Less can be happier than more.

  6. Lovely photo, with pretty dresses! Wonderful thoughts on happiness - I agree on all points. Especially the paragraph on being grateful. Wishing you a lovely week. x Karen

  7. I had a smile looking that the photo am sure the event would have been happier. With this you shared some happiness with me. Thank you :)

  8. Beautiful pic. Loved the post.

  9. "happiness runs in a circular motion" - Donovan

  10. Hello, lovely group of ladies! Seeing smiling happy faces is a good thing. Enjoy your week!

  11. I would go with your ideas and expression which i'm already moving closer and your write up inspires more.

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