Happiness is...

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  1. manlypoetryman profile image76
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    There used to be an old song with the chorus:

    *Happiness is
    (Happiness is)
    Happiness is
    (Happiness is)
    Happiness is
    (Happiness is)
    Different things to different people
    That's what happiness is
    Happiness is!

    (*International Lyrics-No Copyright date found)

    It is kind'a a '70's campfire thang...but I thought it might be a fun and positive thing to join in on. (Maybe someone has done this topic on the forums before?)

    Here goes mine:

    Happiness is...a cool breeze during a day at the beach.
                ...catching a big fish on a quiet cove.
                ...the last stroke of the paint brush when painting your house.
                ...having grandkids.
                ...a huge glass of ice tea on a shady porch.
                ...putting the last bolt in and having it be the right one while
                   putting together any type of "easy to assemble" product.
                ...finding the perfect affordable neighborhood restaurant.
                ...getting change back after dropping down a twenty dollar bill.
                And...laughing at something hilarious when you don't feel good!

    And that's what Happiness is!

    Who's next?

    1. Rosie2010 profile image72
      Rosie2010posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Wow!  Manlypoet, I'm a big fan of yours.  Those things that make you happy are so cool.

      Here is mine...

      ***Happiness is waking up in the morning... wow! I'm still alive and healthy to boot.  So far so good.

      ***Happiness is watching my kids grow to adulthood... normal.  A big plus!

      ***Happiness is making people smile and laugh... I love making people laugh.. it's music to my ears.

      ***Happiness is being in love and being loved in return. 

      ***Happiness is having a rose garden, even just in cyberspace.

      ***Happiness is being content with what I am and what I have become.. not too bad, if I may say so myself.

      ***Happiness is earning money writing.. that is a pleasant surprise indeed!

      ***Happiness is laughing out loud... little things make me laugh.  Some people think that's weird.. heck, my kids think I'm weird.

      ***Happiness is singing and dancing in the rain... nekkid!  big_smile

      1. manlypoetryman profile image76
        manlypoetrymanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Wow...sounds like you got alot of "cool things" to be happy about!

  2. profile image0
    Emile Rposted 7 years ago

    Wow. It certainly looks as if it takes a lot to make you happy. I was thinking about a pack of nabs and a Pepsi.

    1. manlypoetryman profile image76
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Not really...I was just having fun with it. What are a pack of nabs? Is that anything like a nap attack?

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        Emile Rposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Oh my gosh. You've never heard of nabs? They were the most perfect snack food ever invented. Little cheese crackers with a peanut butter stuffing. Do not be fooled by cheap imitations. Lance is the only way to go. If there were only one food I could take forward with me for the rest of my life, it would have to be nabs. I've eaten them since we moved to the states. That was years ago, but they still taste just as good as the first pack.

    2. Rosie2010 profile image72
      Rosie2010posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol that will make me happy too

  3. ubanichijioke profile image73
    ubanichijiokeposted 7 years ago

    HAPPINESS is to love and be loved by that special person. The feeling is pure grace and unique!

  4. Dale Mazurek profile image70
    Dale Mazurekposted 7 years ago

    Happiness is watching my wife make my grandson smile and watching him make her smile back.  Now that is happiness.

  5. AEvans profile image77
    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    Happiness is.... Seeing the sun rise in the morning and the rain falling to cleanse the world of all the debris. Happiness is.....Life

    1. manlypoetryman profile image76
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      "Happiness is...Life. Life...is Happiness!"(From AE) And that's what Happiness is!

      "rain falling to cleanse the world of debris..." That's good stuff right there...You always write the good lines, AE

  6. billabongbob profile image73
    billabongbobposted 7 years ago

    Happiness is a cigar called Hamlet...... tongue

  7. Rosie2010 profile image72
    Rosie2010posted 7 years ago

    Happiness is having my usual large double double with milk coffee at Tim Hortons.

  8. pinkish profile image57
    pinkishposted 7 years ago

    Happiness is a choice that everyone makes. Be happy! smile

  9. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 7 years ago

    Happiness is a day without pain...wink

  10. Rosie2010 profile image72
    Rosie2010posted 7 years ago

    Happiness is saying "I love you."

  11. Denise Handlon profile image89
    Denise Handlonposted 7 years ago

    Happiness is spending time with my daughters and grandkids

  12. billabongbob profile image73
    billabongbobposted 7 years ago

    Happiness is making the dream of paradise come true

  13. Denise Handlon profile image89
    Denise Handlonposted 7 years ago

    two kinds of ice cream...

  14. Rosie2010 profile image72
    Rosie2010posted 7 years ago

    Happiness is winning the lottery !!!

    http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Happy/happy-131.gif

    ok, I'm shallow... shallow but very rich lol

    1. billabongbob profile image73
      billabongbobposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile          wink

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    Home Girlposted 7 years ago

    Happiness ... to see the eyes of your missing child, well and alive,  whom you thought you've lost forever.

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    RookerySpoonerposted 7 years ago

    Happiness in a pair of slippers, a paisley dressing gown, a bottle of port and a Sherlock Holmes dvd collection, on a winter's night, with snow falling outside and a blazing fire in the grate.

    1. profile image0
      RookerySpoonerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, and a hundred-million in the bank.

      1. Rosie2010 profile image72
        Rosie2010posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        of course! big_smile

  17. Danette Watt profile image84
    Danette Wattposted 7 years ago

    Happiness is feeling validated for your work

  18. Rosie2010 profile image72
    Rosie2010posted 7 years ago

    Happiness is getting up in the morning after an eight-hour sleep.

  19. Eaglekiwi profile image78
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    Happiness is  rain falling on a tin roof

                  hot food

                  hot shower

                  clean linen

                 milk chocolate
                 
                 birds chirping and being enveloped in peaceful sleep!

  20. Rosie2010 profile image72
    Rosie2010posted 7 years ago

    Happiness is winking at someone, and that someone winks back! http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Winks/b-wink.gif

 
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