A happy life, well, what does one define as "happy"? Just as 'common sense' is not the same to everyone, though we may like to believe it is, or 'Normal' even that word is ready to be questioned now-a days. Happy? as defined by this single, homosapien with a few decades under her belt. Is to know yourself, know your likes your dislikes. To become your own best friend, so when you want happiness, you know where to find it.
I like water, I like animals, I don't like to drink. Would I be happier hangin in the barn on a friday night compared to out at a bar? Absolutely! Is that normal? Well, depends on whom you ask. To me, yah, it is normal, if I had a barn. . .LOL!
I guess it took me awhile to find out that I truly knew myself the best. I noticed I was always looking outside myself for that some one or that some thing that would make me happy. Did I ever find it? sometimes. . .was it temporary? always. . .Why? because it didn't come from me. Now when I'm alone, and I'll admit, it seems a bit too often. I ask myself, what do I want to do to be happy. And sometimes the simplest answer comes up, gimme a bubble bath! :)
Hey, I think I shared a secret of life with you today, what do you think?
I want to add, as a postscript, that for me, it has never been about materialistic qualities, that made, or make me happy, I look to nature to the life in this world, and try to thrive with it, to allow change, to be energized by it. It's not easy, but nothing I've seen worth living through, ever is. To treat others the way in which you wish to be treated is always safe, that way you don't pile up regrets that haunt you when its time to sit still in life, and enjoy your happiness. Peace. . .be well and prosper! LOL