Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Happiness...What Makes You Happy?

Happiness is defined as a state of mind or feeling characterized by contentment, love, satisfaction, pleasure, or joy. So, what makes you happy?

I imagine that some of the thoughts that would initially come to mind may include being rich, powerful and famous. Yes, those things would make most of us happy, but I am talking about the things that make your heart smile...the happiness that comes from within us.

Is there really a happiness quotient? Is there a secret formula? I don't know if we can assume that there is any single thing that will make us happy. What I do know is that we need to take responsibility for our own happiness. Leo Tolstoy said, "If you want to be happy, be."

So, let's be....HAPPY.

I have a "HAPPY LIST", do you? If you don't, it is a good idea to create your HAPPY LIST. It can include your innermost wishes and dreams or it can be a lighthearted list of the simple pleasures in your life like chocolate and walks in the park. It can include things you are thankful for, memories and goals. Remember that "HAPPINESS is about the quality of the moments in your life, not the quantity." Your HAPPY LIST will remind you of the good times when your heart needs to smile.

I'd love to hear what makes you HAPPY...

4 comments:

Softpencil said...

Beautiful post Karen! and so inspiring...
I´m going to do my Happy List right now! :)

Karen Embry said...

Thank you Elizabeth,
Would love to know what's number one on your list...

Cyndee Haydon said...

Karen,
Love your new blog - what a small world. I saw your comment on Copyblogger and thought...could it be??? :) What a small world it truy is....glad to know you're still making it more beautiful with your art. Hope all is going well for you and your family - Hugs from Clearwater

Karen Embry said...

Hi Cyndee,
So good to hear from you! Yes, all is going well and still loving what I do for a living.
Thanks for following my blog.
Take Care.