What is Happiness?

Happiness is

IMG_0093covering yourself with yummy chocolate cereal,

DSCN4666discovering big bottles in the newly bought groceries and rolling them on the floor,

P1000689splashing in the water in the hot summer sun,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAjumping on Dad when he’s trying to take a nap,

20130325_172249playing in the rain for the very first time,

IMG-20131122-WA0007blowing out the candles of your birthday cake,

20140101_143922_1and most of all, happiness is just hanging out with Mom and Dad!

Daily Prompt: Happy Happy Joy Joy

  1. The Impossibility of Boredom in London | As I please
  2. Happy | Active Army Wife
  3. Happiness Is A Choice | My Little Avalon
  4. Happiness | Kate Murray
  5. Daily Prompt: A Happy Haiku; Sunday, January 5, 2014 | LisaRosier.com
  6. Daily Prompt: Happy Happy Joy Joy | Occasional Stuff
  7. Happy | tuckedintoacorner
  8. It’s not What You Have, It’s Who You’re With | My Author-itis
  9. A Prompt of Joy | Ako Si Ehm Blog
  10. Daily Prompt: Happy Happy Joy Joy | Charles Ray’s Ramblings
  11. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/05/daily-prompt-happy/ | The Secret World of Pixie Knucklecracker
  12. Whee feel the Happies! | The Pawsey Piggy Troupe
  13. How to be less miserable | How to be good at everything
  14. Your greatest Weakness becomes your greatest Strength | A Teacher’s Blog
  15. Happiness | margber photography
  16. Goofy Dog | Purple Rosemary
  17. Daily Prompt: Happy Happy Joy Joy | cdvisions inspirations
  18. Someone to Love | Finale to an Entrance
  19. Daily Prompt; Happy Happy Joy Joy | sixty, single and surviving
  20. Price of Happy | Swell Time
  21. Finding happiness and joy through recovery | Liberation through Soberiety
  22. Daily Prompt: Happy Happy Joy Joy | Finding Life
  23. Happy. Superficial and happy. | The Playground
  24. DP Daily Prompt: Happy Happy Joy Joy | Sabethville
  25. Surprised by Joy . . . | meanderedwanderings
  26. The Philosophy of Life – In Pursuit of Happiness | Fictional Creation
  27. a study in coincidences.
  28. Daily Prompt: Happy Happy Joy Joy | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice
  29. Daily Prompt: Happy Happy Joy Joy | Incidents of a Dysfunctional Spraffer
  30. when happiness is passe. | a study in coincidences.
  31. New Year celebrations, as they used to be in Albania and how it is today for me in England | Laura’s Little Things
  32. Be Happy for this Moment | Flowers and Breezes
  33. Happy, Happy, Light, Joy! | Misifusa’s Blog
  34. Happiness Is A Japanese Video Game | A Sign Of Life
  35. Happy Happy Joy Joy | Geek Ergo Sum
  36. Remember these words | Lenise
  37. Daily Prompt: Happy Happy Joy Joy | Awl and Scribe
  38. Safe and warm and sexy! | alienorajt
  39. Daily Prompt: Happy Happy Joy Joy | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  40. Daily Prompt: Happy Happy Joy Joy | thechangingpalette
  41. Happy | Window on my world
  42. The Wednesday Project: Melancholy, Sadness and my Smashing Little Pumpkins | Cogito Ergo Mum
  43. Happiness is… | Tye Dye and Tea
  44. S. Thomas Summers | WordPress Photo Challenge: Beginning
  45. The Bible; The Book About “Me” | The Jittery Goat
  46. Daily Prompt: Happy | Chronicles of a Public Transit User
  47. A Tour of Happiness: Random Thoughts on What It Is | Thoughts From Le Golden Land
  48. Happy Pup… | Haiku By Ku
  49. The Maddie Diaries – Going Home | GCimages
  50. Daily Prompt: Joyful | One Starving Activist
  51. Possessions cannot do it for me! | alienorajt
  52. Daily Prompt : Happy Happy Joy Joy | Well… « LoudThoughtsVoicedOut
  53. Daily Prompt Response: Happiness | forgiveness for wanderers
  54. Great Joys Begin with a Whisper | Today, on Earth
  55. Different definitions | The Word Trance
  56. Happy is The Artist in Me | My Play Nook
  57. Sunshine : Happy happy joy joy | Processing the life
  58. TEST | Gitarrenunterricht in Bad Vilbel
  59. The Joy of Ice Breaking | Indonesian Ocean
  60. Big Yellow Sweater | Just Visiting This Planet
  61. Happy AND Grieving? | Living Without My Twin Sister
  62. Happiness is Beautiful Collaboration | 61 Musings
  63. Living Without My Twin Sister
  64. Happy is as Happy Does…(WP Daily Prompt) | Daily Observations
  65. Conceito de felicidade | Sonhos desencontrados
  66. Happiness is Knowing that God is Always There For You | Mod with Love
  67. Feeling happy: A running list that includes wheat and dairy | Lauren Kells
  68. Happiness but | shame
  69. Winter Blessings | Scraps of Paper
  70. Happy Happy Joy Joy | The Nameless One
  71. especially in | y
  72. Steps towards happiness | Emovere
  73. Daily Prompt: Happy Happy Joy Joy « Mama Bear Musings
  74. Daily Prompt: Happy Happy Joy Joy « cognitive reflection
  75. Daily Prompt: Happy Happy Joy Joy | Comments from Cathy
  76. Putting a Good Face on It: Daily Prompt | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  77. The Importance of Being Happy | MC’s Whispers
  78. Everybody has the right to be Happy! | Words ‘n Pics…
  79. Daily Prompt: Happy To Be Here | Morrighan’s Muse
  80. Happiness – A Quick (Rhyming) List | The Armchair Socialite
  81. Happiness is a Good Product | Harmless Propaganda
  82. Happy Happy Joy Joy | The Scarlett letters
  83. Joy in a Bottle | The Photo Reel
  84. Daily Prompt: Happy Happy Joy Joy | Basically Beyond Basic
  85. Daily Prompt: Happy Happy Joy Joy | niennie
  86. Happy, happy, joy, joy – I love me most of all | The Road Less Paved
  87. In Her Own Words | Beatingrheumatoidarthritis
  88. Why helping my kids be happy means letting them be miserable | Cogito Ergo Mum
  89. Happiness is… | Words ‘n Pics…
  90. Joy To My World and Yours | Lisa’s Kansa Muse
  91. The wags | Fictionalism
  92. Happy Happy Joy Joy | Wicked Words
  93. Dodge Ball, Trampoline Style | Desert Ramblings
  94. Day 5: Happiness | The Sacred Architecture of Here and Now
  95. Daily Prompt: Photographers show Happy! | Daily Prompt & Blogging Progress
  96. Daily Prompt: Happy Happy Joy Joy | Journey Taker
  97. 05/01/2014 | Thediaspeaks;
  98. Daily Prompt: Happiness | Square One Notes
  99. Choice of Happiness. | ladydibsalot
  100. Daily Prompt : Happy happy joy joy | Mon beau manoir
  101. Happy « My journey to qualify for the Boston Marathon…and everything in between…
  102. Joy | Retrofocus
  103. Of things what makes me happy. | Concentrate On Yourself
  104. “What does happiness look like to you?” | To Adding Value.
  105. Finding authentic happiness in the Christian life | Authentic Christian Living
  106. Transcendence | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  107. Passion Flower, Prince of the Garden | field of thorns
  108. Show Me Happiness | tembalimbo
  109. It’s the small things that matter | TJ Barker in Seattle
  110. Sooooooo How was YOUR day? | From One Crazy Life To Another
  111. Happy, happy, joy, joy | Life as a country bumpkin…not a city girl
  112. Happy | Rebecca Barray – Writer/Photographer
  113. Happy Hawaiin Joy Joy | Cornelison
  114. My kinda HAPPY | VernetteOutLoud
  115. Winter 2014: Happy Love Love | Aurora Morealist
  116. Before There Was You – A Mommy’s Poem | The Pinterested Parent
  117. On Happiness: Myths Debunked | Chronicles of a Suburban Nature Mom
  118. Can I pick ‘em or what? | Better Than Reality
  119. Daily Prompt: Happy Happy Joy Joy | Coco Girls Chronicles
  120. Sunlight | Recovery Miles
  121. Haiku: Mornings | The Gaia Experience
  122. Happiness | The Silver Leaf Journal
  123. Bird of Happiness | Overcoming Bloglessness
  124. A Pair of Overalls and a Chicken Nugget | Kosher Adobo
  125. Daily Prompt: Happy Happy Joy Joy | This Blog Needs A Title
  126. ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE LIMONCELLO KIND | Words We Women Write
  127. What does happiness look like? | Whimsical Wisdom
  128. Daily Prompt: Happy Happy Joy Joy | Making Life an Art
  129. Daily prompt: Happiness | helen meikle’s scribblefest
  130. Happiness and Joy | Ramblings from the Swamp
  131. Happiness is… | Liv, Love, Laugh
  132. of happiness « Anawnimiss
  133. Daily Prompt: Happy Happy Joy Joy | oxyplus2
  134. Happiness and Joy… | The Christian Gazette
  135. joy | searchedafterfoundeverywhere
  136. Happy Happy Joy Joy | Poetry Novice
  137. Daily Prompt: Happy Happy Joy Joy. | Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist)
  138. Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy | (living a) Rahab Life
  139. Happy, Happy, Happy: Daily Post | Destino
  140. Daily Prompt: Happy Happy Joy Joy – Test Day | salman’s blog
  141. It’s A Win-Win | Wiley’s Wisdom
  142. ON THE WALL: think happy thoughts | Peach Farm Studio
  143. Daily Prompt: Happy Happy Joy Joy | genieve celada | photography
  144. Daily Prompt for Pound of Coffee | DHAltman

Luxuries, who needs ’em?

The luxuries of life are just illusions we create to fool ourselves into believing that we cannot be happy without them. When in reality we are perfectly capable of finding happiness in what we have.

I have many luxuries in my life which till a few years ago I was without. Sure life has become easier but they are not the key to happiness.

I think the only thing I couldn’t live without was my family. If I was marooned on an island I wouldn’t be missing my cell phone or my internet connection I would be desperately craving human interaction.

Designer clothes, designer shoes,

Luxury yachts and luxury cruise,

Expensive gadgets, pricey cigars,

Big mansions and sports cars

Do we really need any of those?

If we have our family close

Can they really make us happy?

Without the love of our family.

This post has been written in response to the Daily Prompt: Luxurious

  1. The Man Who Had Everything | Godrick Gnomish
  2. Luxe | The Magic Black Book
  3. Luxury? Fresh Coffee! | The Ambitious Drifter
  4. A luxury to treasure | storyofmylife1993
  5. Daily Prompt: Luxury, A Poem « Vicariously Poetic
  6. Ah, Luxury | tuckedintoacorner
  7. Duncan the Sushi Roll #9 | Neva Samaki
  8. S. Thomas Summers | Daily Prompt: Luxurious
  9. I can temporarily live without… | Sue’s Trifles
  10. Daily Prompt: Luxurious Air Conditioning | Under the Monkey Tree
  11. The gems of life | Life & Times
  12. Men, men and more men! Daily Prompt | alienorajt
  13. Daily Prompt: Luxurious | Photos and writings
  14. Don’t Take My Loom | The Jittery Goat
  15. the UNCATEGORISED | Daily Prompt: Luxurious | the TRASH BASH
  16. A luxury I can’t live without (with a sprinkling of nostalgia) | nasehamushtaq.
  17. To be loved-Biggest luxury | મન ની વાત
  18. Suicide no. 8: Hope Grimwald | derekalanwilkinson
  19. Luxurious: Adam & Eve – The Happy Couple | Khana’s Web
  20. Daily Prompt: Luxurious ‘Ensuite’ is a must-have | littlegirlstory
  21. Daily Prompt: Luxury | Books, Music, Photography & Movies : my best friends
  22. Luxurious | Geek Ergo Sum
  23. Gotta Ride? | Cowgirl Up!
  24. Daily Prompt: Luxurious | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  25. Can you Spot the Luxury in This Picture? | gorgeous little thieves
  26. Daily Prompt: Luxurious | My Atheist Blog
  27. Luxurious wine – Le luxe du vin | Icezine
  28. LUXURY | dandelionsinwind
  29. My BED. | Going New Places!
  30. Luxury by any other name… « RPMAS
  31. Daily Prompt: Luxurious | flow of my soul
  32. I Only need two really | tornin2’s Blog
  33. Daily Prompt: How do I live without you? My Luxury | M. L. Trefry
  34. Luxury | Conversations
  35. Vampire Maman
  36. A Day in the Life of our Fridge | A Day in the Life
  37. Luxury | Flowers and Breezes
  38. Daily Prompt: Luxurious | genieve celada | photography
  39. Daily Prompt: Luxurious – simple yet traditional combination | DCMontreal
  40. Daily Prompt: Luxurious – Sunny, bright, warm | SERENDIPITY
  41. Laughter is NOT a Luxury | Spirit Lights The Way
  42. No TP? No Way! | Spirit Lights The Way
  43. Daily Prompt: Luxurious | The Daily Post | The Blogging Path
  44. Daily Prompt: Luxurious » My Life, My Way, My Words
  45. Can’t Live Without… | Live Life Tr3mendously
  46. A Magical Afternoon: DP | BLUE BEAD PUBLICATIONS
  47. Can’t live without you… | Nekoruchii: Life of a Commoner
  48. Daily Prompt : Dark circles be gone!! | Valley Girl Gone Country
  49. Luxurious | The Nameless One
  50. Luxurious: Being Able to Take Everything for Granted | TallFakeBlonde
  51. The Daily Post challenge. | Crossroads
  52. I’ll Give It To You Straight | Molly Greye
  53. Luxuries and Values | readingwithafeather
  54. Luxury of having friends- a fictional story | Passionate Ambika
  55. Luxurious | Chronicles of a Public Transit User
  56. A simple luxurious choice | Le Drake Noir
  57. Daily Prompt; Luxurious | terry1954
  58. Do I really live in the lap of luxury? | Rob’s Surf Report
  59. Luxury | Mareship