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In The Pursuit Of Happiness

Updated on June 8, 2010
'Practice forgiveness, attire ourselves with a happy nature'
'Practice forgiveness, attire ourselves with a happy nature'
'Love without demands, view joy in darkened clouds.'
'Love without demands, view joy in darkened clouds.'
'When we are depressed we become blind to the beauty in the small things around us.'
'When we are depressed we become blind to the beauty in the small things around us.'


Everybody feels pain. ...

Every man experiences negativity’s in life, sheltering sadness and despair and harboring various kinds of unwanted feelings. We cannot be totally protected against these elements,life is totally unpredictable, casting blows in the darkness of the niqht, even on the most vigilant.

To live a happy life, we have to practice forgiveness , attire our spirit with a happy nature, treat others the way we would like to be treated, and look upon life as a test upon our inner strength.

To respect others feelings, to love without demands, to view joy in darkened clouds, and to value and cherish all life-forms.

That is where happiness and peace in the soul begins.

When we are pessimistic , eyes down-cast it is hard to see ahead. When we are angry it is hard to see the truth.

When we are depressed , we become blind to the beauty in the small things around us, and our purpose in life becomes clouded.

To be happy within the life we possess must first start within, by appreciating who we are, and what we can offer to another fellow human being.

To be like a navigator of a ship, sailing through sudden, stormy seas, but never losing siqht of dry land ahead

For every burst of trodden rain, there is sun-light always, to dry the flooded earth.

'Let the warm sun light forever shine inside of your heart, and then you will truly begin to experience the true essence of life with eternal joy.'


© Deb Murray 2009

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      DON BALDERAS 5 years ago

      When one pursues happiness, he paints and promotes personal hope and health. That is being positive, living positive life.

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Thank you so much Lita. I guess that is why so many people split up, when it doesn't have that initial adrenlin rush like it did at the start, they mistakingly think it is time to move on. :)

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      Lita C. Malicdem 7 years ago from Philippines

      "...to love without demands". Unconditional love is the essence of true love. I love that. Makes me wonder if I will still say I love because I want to be loved back. It's difficult to attain but it could be attained, if we persevere. Beautiful, vote up!

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Awww love u heaps sofs, you are the bees knees. xo

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      sofs 7 years ago

      I love they way you have put this message across, hats off to the poet in you!!

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Thank-you so much Charm :)

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      Charmnbeads.com 7 years ago

      very inspiring. Thank you for the article!

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Aww thanks so much H.C and these are all the reasons on this page I love you too. Thank-you so much for popping by. xo

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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      and this is why I love you :) very well done ms blondepoet, absolutly beautiful in every sense of the way-Rated Up and Beautiful as always :)

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Awww epig you are so lovely. If I were a hot fudge sundae I would have melted.

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      epigramman 7 years ago

      ...in the pursuit of divine happiness - only when I get to come here and visit my blondepoet!!!

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      You know Tom the picture was taken last year and I wrote this piece when I turned 21. By the age of 21 it felt I had lived 50 years so much happened that normally does not happen to anyone in a lifetime. You have really made me feel bonza on this Aussie early morning. Wow you are amazing thanks.

      Thanks a million rasenstars I am thrilled you liked it. Thanks for taking the time to read it. :)

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      rasenstars1 7 years ago

      I thought that it was very beautiful, and uplifting

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      Tom Ware 7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      As I commented in a response to one of your Hubs earlier Blondepoet, you have the gift of heart-to-heart communication. I love such phrases as "attire our spirit with a happy nature." It would be fair to say that your Hubs set a 'bench mark' that so many of us can aspire to.

      If that's a photo of you with that nurse's cap on, I'm betting it wasn't taken the day before yesterday. Yours is the wisdom of a long time spent...

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Lol Blake yes people can be strange. I know I am not normal, but wouldn't have it any other way. It is great to be different hey? Love your comments as per usual. xo

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      Blake Ford Hall 7 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      You know the American motto

      Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness...

      The opposite of which ends with

      Strife, apathy, and the resolute of indifference...

      Why do people choose not to love their gift of life?

      Stranger than strangers

      People are strange

      xoxo Blake4d

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Thank-you so much Mystique your beautiful comments are always happily received :)

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      Mystique1957 7 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

      Mademoiselle poetess...

      This is a very beautiful looking glass on Life, and it certainly reflects the purest truth. Forgiveness, Gratitude, Attitude and Respect, stand out as true pillars to reach happiness in Life.

      Thanks for sharing!

      Rated and Stumbled!

      Warmest regards and blessings,

      Al

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Hi there Peg from one blonde to another I send my thanks. We all need to hear something positive from time to time. Cheers.

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      Peg Cole 7 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      From one blonde to another, thanks for this uplifting hub. Really needed this today. Lovely thoughts expressed.

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Thanks so much Jane

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      Jane@CM 7 years ago

      beautiful!

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Aww thank-you so much phoenix, I am thrilled my words have had that positive effect on you. Wow. Have a beaut day. xo

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      phoenixinfinite 8 years ago from bournemouth, uk

      wow! really nice ... reading your work is like listening to the queen of the elves in the LORD OF THE RINGS as she speaks.... its echoeing inside my brains.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Thankyou so very much pinkhawk I am thrilled that this inspired you. Hope you have a wonderful day (hugs) xo

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      pinkhawk 8 years ago from Pearl of the Orient

      wow indeed! :)hmm...after reading this, thank you very much ma'am for waking me up today! :)and i really enjoy my breakfast, but because life is life, i admit,some things are not that easy to swallow but i will take that as a challenge to overcome, hopefully sooner or later further digestion of these things will follow to nourish my soul's mind and body,savor the ultimate happiness and sleep in the embrace of contentment- thank you very much once again for sharing this hub. :) :) :)

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Aww you are a so sweet Logic, and you are a complete gem. You sure know the right things to say to a woman LMAO. xox

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      logic,commonsense 8 years ago

      Your writings, your humor, your attitude bring sunshine into my heart. Thank you for making this place a brighter, more fun place to visit.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Oh ROFL Raven I am completely lost haha I am so confused, who do you mean about virtual tree omg I have not a clue now what u mean. I am soooo sorry if I sound stupid I am like a blind women groping here. Who is an actor? Oh boy please help me out. x0x0x0x0x

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      Raven King 8 years ago from Cabin Fever

      Yes, the ones on Virtual tree. No,no he's a professional actor, he likes it! Many hugs and kisses. xoxoxoxo

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Omg Raven ROFL is my Blondes Have More Fun hub gone, it says it is here...will go check. THat is fine you don't have to apologise I know also it is so hard here to keep track of everything, I get lost every single day. My videos lol do you mean the ones on Virtual tree, I am scared to go back there I bet C.C will kill me for putting him in pink hahaha,(hugs an kisses)xoxo

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      Raven King 8 years ago from Cabin Fever

      Hi Blondepoet. Beautiful words form a fabulous writer. I think it is important treat others the way you want to be treated. I did want to apologize because I took too long to respond the about the question about my photo as a blonde. I love that bleach blonde hair color but I am not sure how I liked my photos. Thanks for asking.

      I couldn't find The Blondes Have More Fun hub and I do miss it. I do like your videos. Wow. :)

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Hiya Umna thanks a million. Yes I totally agree our lives are what we make them, you can have little wealth, few possessions, but a really rich meaningful life, as you said you have to bring meaning to it.

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      Umna Safdar 8 years ago

      u really bring an important aspect of life in the lime light...good work

      as i always say meaning of life is to make life meaningful!!!

      one needs to search for happiness for a thirsty person goes to well,the well itself does not come to the thirsty

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Aww Am I dead, yet, that is just the sweetest comment you have left, well you have given me a huge smile for so early in the morn, thank-you.(hugs)

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      Am I dead, yet? 8 years ago

      I am getting around on the Hub today, and I had to pause and marvel at this Hub. wow. my only regret is that I did not read it sooner.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      thanks heaps isis (hugs and kisses)

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      isis_dreams2002 8 years ago

      way to go on your book beeing published so happy for you

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Hi isis wow it has been awhile since I spoke to you, I have been flying all over the place getting my book ready lol, finally it is published woo hoo. That is so true what you say, when it comes down to it, it is how we perceive the world around us, we make the choices inside us. :)

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      isis_dreams2002 8 years ago

      happiness is as you have writen it is within how we see and deal with every part of our self and our lives.

      wonderful peace of writing

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Oh my golly gosh am on my way RB

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      R. Blue 8 years ago from Right here

      Check out my new hub...you have a mention in it!!!

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Hey May oh well then I may just have to band forces with you and get some brownies too. Maybe a whole box full.xoxo

      So sorry RBlue I just arrived home.Went to some show. Cool you got one. Hopefully i will be able to get on in the morning should be cool.

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      R. Blue 8 years ago from Right here

      Wanna try my new Skype video?

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      mayhmong 8 years ago from North Carolina

      I'm in sad shape to pursuit any type of happiness after reading this?! Got a lot of brownie points to do.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Thankyou marinealways24 for stopping by. Yes I am sure it happens to the best of us, not matter how hard things get, we just have to try and stay positive, it's not easy lol.

      Gmorning R BLue :)

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      R. Blue 8 years ago from Right here

      Good morning:-)

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      marinealways24 8 years ago

      Excellent work, Very Informative, Thank You

      When we are depressed, we become blind to the beauty in the small things around us, and our purpose in life becomes clouded.

      This is often my problem, Inability to be content with the small things from inability to find ultimate purpose.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Aww thanks Uriel you are a total gem. (hugs)

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      Uriel 8 years ago from Lebanon

      This is such a touching hub, my friend, forgiveness and respect. thanks you for those valuable lessons in life. THank you again cause it means alot for all of us. I love the simplicity of the hub and its natural flow. WEll articulated my friend. thumbs up!!!

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      No worries PP and thanks so much for the tips, I always have a listening ear

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      Om Prakash Singh 8 years ago from India, Calcutta

      Better, lot better and thanks for listening to me

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Hey PB just adjusted the formatting a little it has been ages since I have really looked at this one, being my first.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Great tips PB and I totally agree, this was my first ever Hub, and it shows LMAO, It really was trial and error at this stage. I have perfected my art since, well I hope lol

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      Om Prakash Singh 8 years ago from India, Calcutta

      Well I too follow the same. Threat others the way you expect to be treated. Good simple Hub.

      But there one thing I would like to tell you (take it as an advice if you want to). This is a good Hub idea but it would have been great if the contents here were more and please also look at the formating. The contents are not properly fromatted and aligned. These things does create an impression on your readers.

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      Om Prakash Singh 8 years ago from India, Calcutta

      Well I too follow the same. Threat others the way you expect to be treated. Good simple Hub.

      But there one thing I would like to tell you (take it as an advice if you want to). This is a good Hub idea but it would have been great if the contents here were more and please also look at the formating. The contents are not properly fromatted and aligned. These things does create an impression on your readers.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Aww thanks Bad Company your writing has a very similar effect.xox

      jxb7076 thankyou so much for dropping by

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      James Brown 8 years ago from United States of America

      Very inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Hey Goldentoad, (++Blonde looks at him a little closer) well you are looking smashing today, you look..errr...so much younger. Wow!!! I like. I don't know why our comments are going upside down, I guess this page has a certain kind of magic. Anger that is a fair point GT, but it is hard for me to comment on that as I rarely am angry, when I am not laughing,eating, pumping iron, laughing,working,stalking,laughing I am sleeping, so very rarely do I feel this emotion. Hehe.

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      goldentoad 8 years ago from Free and running....

      BP- Dig the hub, but I say anger is a healthy form of expression and its okay as long as it releases you from the cage, and clear your mind, but there is a fine line between destruction and purging of that anger

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      haha I know C.C it has only ever happened to you and me.It has never happened with anyone else who has dropped by.Maybe it is a sign form above...

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      C. C. Riter 8 years ago

      King Charlie. LOL, I like that. Yeah, this is one of those upsy downy things. Your's is the first for that.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      C.C Riter my pages get so excited by your mighty presence sometimes here,that they put your comments in at first place,the spot reserved for the king.

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      C. C. Riter 8 years ago

      Forgiving is a must. If not that grudge and anger can and will eat at you like cancer. Hard to do at times, some things ae mighty hard to forgive, and to forget it is even harder. thanks. now I think i have read all of your hubs dear.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Thanks guys

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      thanks so much glassvisage yes I wanted those words to stand out.Your comment was received with a smile

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      glassvisage 8 years ago from Northern California

      I like that you put the main concepts in bold. I love what you wrote and connected to our lives. The photos are beautiful too!

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      trish1048 8 years ago

      I know comments and feedback are appreciated, but so is responding to the comments and feedback :)

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      Kelly W. Patterson 8 years ago from Las Vegas, NV.

      Very nice. Great writing.

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      trish1048 8 years ago

      Again, very nice.  I like this statement because it is so true: We cannot be totally protected against these elements,life is totally unpredictable, casting blows in the darkness of the niqht,even on the most vigilant.  And, this one says it all:

      To respect others feelings, to love without demands, to view joy in darkened clouds, and to value and cherish all life-forms.

      Thanks for sharing.

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      heart warming. thanks.

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      Lgali 8 years ago

      nice one

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      Lgali 8 years ago

      this is best

      Respect all living things

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      Benji Mester 8 years ago from San Diego, California

      That's a great outlook on life. Thanks for sharing.