By: Marilyn McKayle

{ Happiness is something to do, something to love,  and something to hope for. – Chinese Proverb}

(The Value of Happiness)

I believe that happiness is something that everyone is searching for – everyone lives life everyday without failure of asking,  ” What could/ makes me happy? “… Is happiness truly something that could be achieved or is it an emotion that’s taken way out of context?

I’m not going to lie,  when I think of “happiness ” words like ” love,  family, success and future ” surely does follow. Yet in today’s society they all seem to be some of the most disappointing struggles. But when I thought hard on the “idea of happiness ” I realized why. And it all goes back to what I said before- We search for happiness every day and to be “happy” is an emotional state…we would like to feel happy;  (Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. Happy mental states may also reflect judgements by a person about their overall well-being.) but we do not long for happiness. Because happiness could mean that sometimes you have to make sacrifices in order to make someone else feel happy.

{Happiness quite un-shared can scarcely be called Happiness- it has no taste: Emily Bronte}.

In hopes to achieve happiness we live a worry and violent life because it makes us feel that happy stimuli… If we are attracted/ drawn to violence, worry and domination, how could “happiness” ever be the outcome?

{ A perverse temper and fretful disposition will make any state of life what so ever un-happy. – Cicero }

” Happiness is an intellectual conversation, food,  sex, achievement and fulfillment.” – Jerry. G.

“Happiness is overcoming an obstacle that I thought would be impossible to overcome.” – diana.anguiiano

” Happy are those conscious of their own needs, since the kindom of the heavens belongs to them.” – Matthew 5:3 /