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Simple Moments of Happiness

Simple Moments of Happiness

Happiness is still a mystery to most of us, but glimpses of it are to be found in simple moments like these…

  • A fresh-from-the-farm meal, enjoyed in the garden with your family.
  • Popcorn at the movies.
  • Listening to an old song and leafing through the album of memories that it stirs up in your mind…
  • Throwing “should” to the wind and letting the moment take you away!
  • Time spent with your best friend, even if it is a quick cup of coffee.
  • The sight of butterflies in a garden full of blossoms.
  • A lung full of pure, sweet, mountain air.
  • Children playing in the rain. Children playing anywhere. Children.
  • A new shirt or dress that makes you feel fit and radiant.
  • The smell of vanilla and cinnamon filling your home.
  • Those moments before bedtime, when you curl up with a beautiful book.
  • A look of love from someone you love.

Really, happiness can be so very simple! A quick gladdening of the heart, a fleeting but fulfilling emotion…

Please add to the list. I would love to hear about the things that make you happy!

 

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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).

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1:49PM PDT on Jul 26, 2013

Simple pleasures.

8:11PM PDT on Jul 12, 2013

Listening to a gentle summer rain all night with the windows open and getting an occational whiff of sweet rain drenched air as the breeze picks up ever so slightly.
Sitting by my campfire pit at the end of the day listening to the evening birds start up, and savoring the satisfaction of a good busy productive day doing all the projects that I do around my yard and house.

8:15PM PDT on Jul 11, 2013

Yep, it is the simple things in life...

6:57AM PDT on Jul 11, 2013

Relief when the dentist gives you the 'all clear' for another six months. Handing in the very last piece of coursework to clinch your diploma. Realising you're walking upright, bouncy and pain free after severe back injury. Dropping coins or notes or leaving great books to be found by strangers. Knowing your prayers have been heard.

5:44AM PDT on Jul 10, 2013

..dance to the beat of your favorite song
.. cook a fabulous meal
.. watch the flowers bloom in your garden
.. enjoy moments of just sitting still ,watching the clouds or the stars or the moon or a golden sunset
.. a call from someone who truly cares without an agenda..
So any little things we take for granted.
Thanks for these thoughts

11:16PM PDT on Jul 9, 2013

I cannot even remember happiness....

2:02PM PDT on Jul 9, 2013

so true

7:56AM PDT on Jul 9, 2013

a walk on brisk afternoon in the woods.
bike ride on a country road
listen to the birds and the rustling of the leaves, the call of the wild!
read a good book
support a cause

11:47AM PDT on Jul 8, 2013

thank you

8:19AM PDT on Jul 8, 2013

listening and smelling rain come down and baking cookies

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