Start with Happiness
Start the day with a smile.
Greet your friends with a smile
and ask them if they are happy.
Spread a little of happiness goes a long way
the song "If you are happy and you know it"
then it is indeed good to clap
Physical evidence of happiness is brilliant
we love to do it as children
but progressing into adulthood we tend to loose the ability to show our happiness
It is so impossible to tell us to be happy when not
Science is impossible to properly calculate and describe happiness.
Happiness is a place that I have found in the most unlikely places
Danced sung and drunk beer with Soviet Jews wearing Scottish kilts at Auschwitz
Happiness is impossible to dictate where we should be sad and miserable.
Likewise I have been with Rich, healthy people in idyllic places and been most unhappy.
Once I was volunteering at a disability holiday in Southport (Liverpool) England
There the happiness person was a guest that was paralysed from his neck down
There was many a healthy young volunteer that complained through the whole week
Scientists often use a co-relation between health and happiness to prove a point
Yet the evidence in my life is that happiness is not always associated with health.
I remember the happiness of so many that had severe illness and yet smiled.
Happiness often comes directly
from Love and Care as a child.
A stable, safe environment amongst
nice friends in youth
Happiness is infectious
and happy children have friends
Being unhappy all the time is not a way to be popular
Children work out that being happy is a positive emotion
If only we could continue that as Adults to use happiness as a power.
Happiness in continuing stable relationships
with friends and lovers.
Money can help in life however so many rich people are miserable.
The most happiest people I have met in my life have been poor.
Some of them are poor by choice
So many creative, artistic people are poor with money but rich with spirit and happiness.
Many a priest, Rabbi and Imans
are filled with happiness
and pass it on as medicine.
Neighbours have won the Lottery
they could possess more things
but they are just the same as before -
Some Rich People worry too much and get so busy
with their life to smile and enjoy and be happy.
Grabbing each moment to be happy
is always out there.
It is brilliant to seize a moment
and be happy with your family and friends
Moments to be happy
with those you love can slide away
Too many people spend more time
to complain and be dis-satisfied
when you can just take a second
and use that time to be happy
Pointless to miss the moment
when there is a possiblity
to share a moment and be happy jointly
Not much planning to be happy in a future moment when the moment could be seized as good as when.
Got to practice at being Happy.
We had to learn how to read
We had to learn to speak
We had to learn to swim and ride the bicycle.
However once we had learned we still practice
We learned being happy as a child
But just as reading, speaking, walking and swimming etc we have to practice it often so as not to be rusty.
Many people say to me that they used to speak French but the lack of practice means that they are now unable
Likewise with happiness - If we stop practising being happy we then loose the ability to be happy.
So I am always practising being happy perhaps it well then arrive
Auch Aye Each day is a pleasure
Being alive is great surviving
Happiness in gratitude
Most of my life is alone.
walking in countryside
gentle quiet moments
it is having many a melancholy moment to then treasure the happy moments in life
Then there it is with people that Happiness blossoms
Sadness is best alone
Melancholy in a walk alone
But smiles and happiness
shared with friends and family
co-operation in happiness