Happiness is…

2013-04-06 Happiness is...

I have been thinking about this a lot lately.

Do you feel that what you think, what you say, and what you do are all in harmony?

What throws you off track?


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  1. “Plenty Perfect” was indeed a pretty great article, . Continue composing and I’m going to keep on reading through! Many thanks ,Patricia

  2. Well, I’m guessing this is really about authenticity. If I’m doing something that I don’t really want to do–but I haven’t expressed that–then what I think and do aren’t in alignment. My actions aren’t true to who I am then. Perhaps integrity is the key to happiness?

    I have often thought that the key to happiness is having my wants and my needs be one and the same. And that’s often about adjusting my thinking, rather than some reality. Sometimes I can and sometimes I can’t. I know I need to start thinking about doing my taxes. If I focus on the benefits of doing so (and the consequences of not), I can come to some semblance of wanting, I suppose. At least, it’s better than if I only focus on how much I don’t want to do them.

    Thanks for the invitation into the deep thoughts pool this morning. :-)

    1. annie kip says:

      I do think it is about being authentic! AUTHENTIC is one of my favorite words and seems to me to be the root of all happiness. If we pay attention to what is true for us, what resonates with us, what delights us – then we will fill our lives up with things and situations and work that makes us more of who we are. And being more of who we are is the gift we give to the world, right? I see you and Cane doing that with your family and your home and it seems to be growing into more and more of a good thing. I am trying to do that too with my writing and my work and my own family. Being authentic is the thread that connects it all.

      1. Oh yeah. :-) Much of my unhappiness in adolescence stemmed from trying so hard to be what I thought others wanted me to be (pretty, outgoing, cheerleader) rather than being who I really was (fashion-unconscious, introverted, bookish). I didn’t really start to be myself (or to be happy) until I was in my 40s! I’m a late bloomer. :-)

        1. annie kip says:

          I know what you mean. I think I am happier now than I have ever been and much of that has to do with just being who I am. Authenticity is the road to happiness! Sometimes it just takes a while to get on the right path.

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