GYA today

“Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.” ~Aldous Huxley

(This post is re-blogged from one of my favorite blogs,
Meant to be Happy,” written by Ken Wert)

What is Happiness?

We talk a lot about happiness all dressed up and pretty. But what does it look like when it’s standing in nothing but its birthday suit?

As I’ve studied and practiced, researched and questioned, written and talked with people about happiness, I’ve become increasingly convinced that many of us define the term in very different ways.

This is no unimportant matter either. Because some of us understand happiness so differently, we can easily misunderstand what it takes to get more of it. And so we’re often found groping in the dark for something that was never put where we’re groping for it in the first place…

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  1. granbee says:

    Happiness resides in the very center of the soul–it cannot breathe if clothed! In other words, happiness gets smothered if “things” are piled up on top of it. Happiness needs no furbiloes! And, I could not place my comment about the post on Butterfliess flying and Humans driving because this Netgear firewall on this shared system blocks direct access (in order to file a comment: I could read it however) to anything with the syllable “butt-” in the title! I loved the lesson the villagers taught the technologically-oriented man: they only need the fish each day they caught with sticks and strings. They needed this work to keep the young productively engaged and to allow them opportunities for spotting suitable mates. Wonderful lesson.

    • gethappy says:

      Granbee,
      So true sometimes we miss out on the small lessons of life because we don’t ask. We live in a world where every one is in a hurry. I guess we should leap before we act.

  2. Lindy Lee says:

    Some birthday suits would certainly make us laugh out loud, not too sure if happy laughs.
    Tee! Hee!

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