Thursday, December 30, 2010


Happiness: state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy

SO... I just wrote a novel all about this topic. Then I re-read it and it sounded so angry, and that seemed counter productive. So I just highlighted the whole thing and I'm starting over, all because I heard this song and it basically says it all.

Happiness is finding a pencil.
Pizza with sausage.
Telling the time.
Happiness is learning to whistle.
Tying your shoes for the very first time.

Happiness is playing the drum in your own school band.
And happiness is walking hand in hand.
Happiness is two kinds of ice cream.
Knowing a secret.
Climbing a tree.
Happiness is five different crayons.
Catching a firefly.
Setting it free.

Happiness is being alone every now and then.
And happiness is coming home again.
Happiness is morning and evening,
Day time and night time too.
For happiness is anyone and anything at all
That's loved by you.

Happiness is having a sister.
Sharing a sandwich.
Getting along.
Happiness is singing together when day is through,
And happiness is those who sing with you.
Happiness is morning and evening,
Daytime and night time too.
For happiness is anyone and anything at all
That's loved by you.

Happiness - You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

And after typing that whole thing out I feel much better about this post. So I decided to do a little renovation to the song and say what happiness means to me. Happiness is finding a new song. Holding a baby. Soup on a cold day. Really soft sweatshirts. Happiness is a good long hug. The smell of an old book. Playing a board game. Laughing with good friends. Happiness is making someone smile. Lending a helping hand. Happiness is knowing you made a difference. Playing a part. And essentially, Happiness is selflessness.

For more on this topic you should really check this out.

or you can watch it HERE... its life changing I promise.

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