Thursday, 2 January 2014


According to


  [hap-ee-nis]  Show IPA
the quality or state of being happy.
good fortune; pleasure; contentment; joy.
1520–30; happy + -ness

o·ver·hap·pi·ness, noun

1, 2. pleasure, joy, exhilaration, bliss, contentedness, delight, enjoyment, satisfaction. Happiness, bliss,contentment, felicity imply an active or passive state of pleasure or pleasurable satisfaction. Happiness results from the possession or attainment of what one considers good: the happiness of visiting one's family.Bliss is unalloyed happiness or supreme delight: the bliss of perfect companionship. Contentment is peaceful kind of happiness in which one rests without desires, even though every wish may not have been gratified: contentment in one's surroundings. Felicity is a formal word for happiness of an especially fortunate or intense kind: to wish a young couple felicity in life.

1. misery.

"Happiness" is my word for 2014.  My dear friend, Kate, chose "joy" as her word last year and this year, she chose "hope".  I really like the idea of choosing a word to work towards and live by for a year and so I chose "happiness".

Happiness is something that has so far, in my 44 years of life, eluded me.  I mean, I have many MOMENTS of happiness, but I have, so far, not been able to find happiness as a whole.  I don't want to live in a state of euphoria all the time, but I want to wake up each day not feeling a cloud of sadness.  I want to look forward to get excited about things that should excite me.

And so, I am on a quest to find happiness.  MY happiness.

2014...may you be the year that I find that elusive feeling of pure happiness. Pin It

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