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Searching for happiness

As I cleaned out my notebooks last night, I came across one that had musings of mine in it, and thought I’d share this with you.

I was answering questions from a book I have, and the one question was “What is your idea of perfect happiness”. My answer back then still holds true today.

Perfect happiness is an anomaly. I don’t believe there is such thing as perfect happiness.

I do believe that there is contentment and happiness. But nothing in life is perfect. That’s what makes it grand – we never know what’s around the corner.

My idea of happiness is doing things I enjoy – whether it’s the most mundane day – I can still enjoy myself and be happy.

Happiness is a mindset. People who have nothing are often happier than those who appear to have everuthing.

So – take a moment today, this Mother’s Day, and find something around you to do that makes you happy, and relish in it. Be happy – no need to strive for perfection.

Sunflowers make me happy! Photo by Susanne Jutzeler on Pexels.com

Perfect Happiness

What is your idea of perfect happiness?  Is it a person, or a place, or maybe even a thing?  Is it the way you feel, or maybe what someone does for you that brings the feeling of perfect happiness?


It’s an interesting question, and not an easy one to answer.  There are many things in my life that bring me happiness – my memories of my travels, and my teaching, and my students.  There is a daily happiness, waking up each day knowing that I have my parents for another day.  Waking up knowing that my children are healthy.  Waking up knowing I get to go to a job that I truly enjoy.  Waking up to having a roof over my head and food to eat.  These are every day things that make me happy.


But perfect happiness – that’s a tough one to answer.  My life is not perfect – no one has a perfect life.  So is it possible to even have something called perfect happiness?  How can a feeling be perfect, when nothing else is perfect?  That’s what the question really is – what is your idea of perfect happiness?


My idea of PERFECT happiness would be, as corny as it sounds, that there would be no angst in the world, we could all live peacefully and happy together as one, there would be the perfect weather every day (no natural disasters) – so I guess my idea of perfect happiness would be living in a world of Utopia.  Not very realistic!


I am content with my life – is there something missing that could make me happier?  Perhaps, but that is something I will work on in time.  For now – my life is perfect just the way it is.  Is your’s?