(Closed) Happiness

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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2829 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Happiness & contentment are a matter of balance and perception.

If you can accept what is, without hanging on the the anticipation of “what could be” and without waxing poetic about what was, you can very easily be happy.

At first, accepting what is, accepting the present for nothing more than what it is, can seem depressing, but it only is so if you are unhappy in your present circumstances.

If you are unhappy with some aspect of your life, change it.

You cannot change the past, and you can only guess at the future. The only thing you have any amount of control over is the present (which can affect the future, but the future is never tangible until it becomes the now).

I have not mastered happiness per se, but I have been able to clear my perspective to one that is healthy and fulfilling.

Post # 4
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3587 posts
Sugar bee

I haven’t mastered happiness, but if something upsets me, I will think about things that do make me happy. I was sad last night, but this morning I got up and painted my bedroom and started on my closet.

It may not be the key to happiness, but doing things to my home makes me happy.

Post # 5
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2280 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I feel like I have a pretty good grasp on happiness now. I was depressed for years, which taught me a lot about myself and my self-worth. I’m happy because I’m content with myself. I accept my mistakes and ugliness. I wouldn’t change anything in my life, not even the sucky parts, not even the parts I want to change right now. It’s part of me.

I guess my perspective of happiness is more about contendedness than with being happy about stuff or circumstances. I’m happy just to be.

Post # 9
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365 posts
Helper bee

“Happiness is wanting what you have”

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