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Love, Joy, Peace, Happiness and Laughter

Updated on October 4, 2015


Smiles on Our Faces
Smiles on Our Faces | Source


These words, Love, Joy, Peace, Happiness and Laughter, what do they mean, personally? Feeling wise, they became a mantra in disguise. Can we have one without the other? I wonder.

Love doesn't mean anything without joy. Love doesn't attain anything without peace. Love can't be expressed without happiness. Love and laughter hold hands together.

It is hard to describe love. From a strong enthusiasm, to an intense emotional attachment. Love is bliss and abundance, but sometimes love is painful, when the open heart has been wounded. When the empathy of the world goes to deeply. When love isn't protected.

See what I mean? Yet, love is our existence.

Joyful Reading


Accept that you will never find all the time, all in one place, on any given day, to accomplish every thing deemed important, to get done. Remember, delegate, don’t procrastinate. Which is most important to get done, before you have to leave at one? Joy is saying none of them, and doing one or two.

Joy is being satisfied that everything under the sun, is not supposed to be done by just one. Explore, have fun.

Animals and nature are to bring joy and the respect of everyone. Just because. They sing and carry on, stand in the rain, don't complain. Stop when I see the pink sky, go out.

Recovery work on the mind and soul has brought us this far, but without the body, we are only a shooting star. What good is joy in our world without a healthy body to express it?

Peace and Happiness in the Morning

Welcome A Brand New Day is what the sun seemed to say.
Welcome A Brand New Day is what the sun seemed to say. | Source
I could feel the Love and Joy as I watched the sun rise.
I could feel the Love and Joy as I watched the sun rise. | Source


We are more accepting of just being in this place and time called peace. The tremendous urge to get some special message out isn't as urgent to say or do anymore. We are learning to live our love, joy and peace. Plus we don't want to sound like a preacher, so we pull back when we find ourselves being questioned for our beliefs. Let that not stop us anymore.

Peace is letting go of perfection, it is good enough for today, more tomorrows will come to master our creations.
Quit reaching beyond our grasp. In peace we can share our faith. There is such a thing as peaceful warriors. Let go of the fear of debate. Rest with inner contentment. Today, we have done our best.

We like the idea of doodling and cutting out magazine pictures of favorite things. Yes, voice of 'that's a waste of time', I hear you, but the peace we achieve from this is stronger, and healthier than any medication we might take.

Here we are nighttime, ready to stretch, we are ready to work this body back into some toned muscles. Yes, it is adding on one more thing to do, but without a healthy body we cannot continue writing, traveling, workshops or retreats. Our bodies are full of satisfaction when we care for them so much. And then, then we begin to really understand true love.


So now I ask for the lessons of courage I need; in order to sacrifice those parts of my life that limit my capacity for happiness. I must take the time to look and see which lesson applies to my life, as there are many to choose from. My reminders at this time are that I have the courage to see my own vision, that I am a sacred part of the Tree of Life, and that all life needs my Good Medicine. I am willing to admit to myself the blunders that have hurt me and others, and I need to sacrifice guilt and blame and begin again with happiness.

And it's not like I didn't accomplish anything this time around, it was all just happening too fast or something. Like when one challenge got conquered another one rushed up on top of it and it just became too much, too much of not being true like I wanted to. Humbling to realize it is not for me to say, that means to walk away from that today.

Death and dying, tried to erode my happiness. That was my excuse for not feeling safe enough to just quit work for the moment. Staying at work, I could maintain some form of happiness and contentment. Or so I thought. But at what cost? I have quit now, grieving to the fullest.

Cheerful lives they lived, those ancestors who speak to us. Enjoying the way things are, we are happy to help ourselves into the stages of grief. Being enthusiastic about the journey of it will help us heal. Not that we don't care, or the hurt isn't real. Happiness is in knowing that we feel.

Another day filled with writing glee. Dancing song has come on, but have stuff I want to willingly do before hubby comes home. Thank you for all this room, all to myself all day; to do all the wonderful things that bring happiness. Singing, dancing, going for a long walk. Deep, cleansing breaths on the morning yoga mat. This and more, really help when grieving wants to take me back, no, let it go, walk into happiness.


Just for fun, you can only pick one...

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Loving Emotions

Laughter and Joy In the Afternoon

Play All Day
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Dancing Feet
Dancing Feet | Source


There is serendipity in the work I am now doing. Back when I was trying to stuff envelopes for enough money to pay my bills, I asked for a job getting paid to do card making and such.

Look at what I am doing now, for the up coming ladies and mans night at the store! Writing thank you cards, data entry and filing. Even so, glad for the selling or it wouldn't be a job I'd really want to do full time. Yet, over all, don't discount it, I am getting paid for something I thought I would love. Why is it that my love of things to do changes dramatically after I get to?

Emotionally never satisfied, naw, just enjoying the journey, laughing at the ride.

That is ridiculous. Quit being so serious. Nothing is ever as it seems. Laughing becomes easier by recognizing such things. Some work is just trivial. Robotics, we welcome you.

So I have to leave it at being a good day, cause I can't go back and redo it. Just missing good conversations with my loved ones. Let it be just important that they were there, getting to touch them, give them hugs, physical warmth. Words aren't all they are cracked up to be anyway.

Maybe that is was is meant by the saying, "A picture is worth a thousand words." You can say whatever you see and believe about it. Just like writing a story, pictures are easy to take, just for the taking of them, but to get them printed, developed, made into books, with stories explaining them, capturing the details of expression, therein lies the work. Have to find a better word.

Some evil demon starts to attack my inner core when I mention work with creative endeavors.

When I say it out loud, "Work is a dirty 4 letter word", it does sound funny.

© 2012 Maree Michael Martin

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Laughter, happiness, peace, joy ... you have chosen and discussed them well. Positive ideas. Shalom!

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      Maree Michael Martin 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      So true, when I weigh the truth, it gets me in trouble, I am so loving staying in the middle.

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      Girish puri 5 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Ruby, you make my day, thanks.

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      Maree Michael Martin 5 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Thanks Nell for voting laughter on this hub. Yes, I agree, laughter is happy!

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      A wonderful hub ruby, when you asked the question which one? I chose laughter, why? because unless you are full of joy or love or just about anything else then you can't laugh, to laugh means your happy! lol!

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      Maree Michael Martin 5 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Thanks Billy, for stopping by, glad you liked the message.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Picking one was easy for me, Ruby! It's all about love for this guy. I have found, though, that with love comes happiness, laughter, peace, and joy, so how can I go wrong in loving. :) Great message!

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      Maree Michael Martin 5 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      epigramman, thank you so much for such an encouraging comment, got me to reading over again what I wrote. Our winds are picking up, not as much snow here out west. Thank you for the warmth and energy.

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      ...... what a way to start my day with 5 of the most pure emotions known to mankind and I just felt so good and very inspired while reading this - because what is that old saying - if you feel good you do good - and your positive way of thinking and enlightening text has taught me well - this will be a handy reference guide when I am feeling blue and need a quick pick-me-up - and we all have days like that - sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 7:31am on a snow covered morning

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      A wonderful write here Ruby. Each emotion links to the other and you outline the points well. Vote beautiful and awesome, as well as sharing on Twitter.

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      carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      love, joy, peace , happiness and laughter, all this things goes together is very is the only thing with which a person can get everything itself joy,peace, happiness and laughter.....

      thanks for sharing such an interesting hub

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Such a magnificent piece Ruby, and I loved reading it. Voting up and awesome and will do some sharing too.

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      Maree Michael Martin 5 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Thanks writer cooperative for your comments. Clicking the blue feather for sure!

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      WriterCooperative 5 years ago

      Hi Ruby, your writing carries warmth and realness. Thanks also to responding the question about the writers' cooperative. Just click the blue feather for more details.

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      Eddy Jones 5 years ago from Wales.

      A great read and thanks for sharing.


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      Maree Michael Martin 5 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      For me, especially in the summer time, I hang onto these to keep the negatives away.

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      Maree Michael Martin 5 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Thanks Joyce! I appreciate your comments! An awesome vote, sweet!

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Every one of your fabulous words really read well.

      Voted up and awesome and thank you for putting this on here. Joyce.

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      All of these feelings and emotions go hand in hand.