The key to your personal happiness.

United States
November 12, 2008 11:50am CST
Is there something along the way that that has taught you how to live a truly happy life?Is it an action that you take to make you happy or is does it come from someone else,a loved one.Doesn't it come from with-in?For me true happiness is loving myself no matter what.Staying fit,loving my children gives me true happiness and satisfaction with life.Even through the hard times struggling with money,I am truly happy and always looking for new ways to improve!Oh, i can't forget about laughter!
4 responses
• Malaysia
13 Nov 08
To me happiness means the ability to do whatever I want to do. I don't like people to order me to do anything. I really appreciate freedom of action. In return, I also respect other people's freedom of action. As human being, we have the right to do anything we want and nobody has the right to judge us on that ground. As long as what we do isn't against the law, we are free to move our own body parts, isn't it? Another meaning of true happiness is a life without gossips. I hate gossips because it only break people's heart. Why do we have to talk about others, when we in the first place is not 100% perfect. All human make mistakes, and we have to learn to accept the weakness of each human being. Even though all of the above is hard to be turned into reality, I learned to make myself happy by loving myself in the first place. Just like you do. If I want to do anything which makes me happy, I will do it. From there, the happiness comes.
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• United States
14 Nov 08
You sound like a really strong woman.Thanks so much for the response.True happiness is what we all strive for isn't it.It starts from within i think.I wish more people realized that.
@makingpots (11920)
• United States
14 Nov 08
For me it does come from within. When I look back on times of unhappiness in my life, I was always looking for some kind of fulfilment outside of myself. Happiness means loving myself for who I am, as you say, staying fit and loving my family gives me satisfaction and fulfilment. Teaching my child that I love him by loving and caring for myself and how to do the same, makes me truly happy.
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@mokbul (616)
• Singapore
13 Nov 08
Happiness is something very personal and achievement varies from person to person. A word of gratefulness and thanks from a benefited person may make one feel very happy and satisfied, others may expect some thing material from the benefited person to be happy. I believe happiness lies in one's inner mind and despite all the adverse thing happening around, if wants to remain happy still can become happy. Most important to to understand the situation. If something you do not like but going on, you may not have the control on the situation to change or reverse it, so no use being unhappy about it rather accept it and be happy.
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• Netherlands
12 Nov 08
My key is helping other people out. Just helping people out and getting a smile on their face is making me happy.
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