Theme: Happiness by thedarkroom

Theme: Happiness

I think we all experience happiness differently and it’s been a big topic of discussion in my home for 5 months now. Most of the time, for me happiness has a calmness to it, a peacefulness, to the point that there are times people may not think I’m actually happy. There are other times where it’s an excited explosion, times where it comes with ecstatic laughter, and others where it comes with dancing and singing in some random room in the house, usually the kitchen. Finally, I decided to look up the definition of happiness and read a few articles on it. Certain words struck me as more true for my personal experience of happiness: contentment, pleasure, satisfaction, joy and well-being.

There are days that I might be excitedly happy, and others where it is calm and peaceful, content, but not any less valuable to me as an experience of happiness.

It seems to me that if we only want to experience happiness in an excited state, than we might be diminishing moments in our personal journeys that come with calm, peaceful contentment or dismissing things we find difficult or painful because they don’t fit our narrative of a happy life.

I rather liked this article and wanted to share it: https://www.happify.com/hd/what-is-happiness-anyway/ .

Anyways, those are simply my thoughts on happiness.

I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend, and I apologize to the group for the late upload. I started college this week and got my butt kicked out the gate with homework assignments and scheduling. Also, I was the first student to break the blade on the bandsaw. Making good impressions everywhere I go. ;)

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Stunning image, love the soft tonage going on. I knew we could rely on you for the wise words too...I’m a big fan of the calm and peaceful happiness :)
January 27th, 2019  
I do like the cooler tones of this image... nicely done!
January 27th, 2019  
Interesting article and a lovely shot, the muted tones are very relaxing. Lovely
January 27th, 2019  
those tones are so attractive
January 27th, 2019  
beautiful soothing photo. I can sympathize with your chaotic college too although I am only taking two classes
January 28th, 2019  
Beautiful shot, nice and calming
January 28th, 2019  
Simple and beautiful... love this.
January 28th, 2019  
Absolutely lovely. I like the soft, quiet tones.
January 30th, 2019  
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