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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Happiness is...

Happiness is having my two cats lay on my chest, purring and head-bunking me awake;
Happiness is seeing that the hand I held before falling asleep is still holding mine when I wake up;
Happiness is sipping a cup of white chocolate caramel latte in the cold cold morning;
Happiness is enjoying my morning time with the computer uninterrupted. 

Happiness is getting ready for the dream job;
Happiness is having a blast at work with my co-workers;
Happiness is hearing that "Oh my gosh, I wish I could take you home with me" after a makeover;
Happiness is knowing that I can enjoy my two days off because I have a challenging schedule ahead of me.

Happiness is coming home to someone who's waiting for me with free hugs and kisses;
Happiness is cooking a meal that got me a two thumbs up from the people I love;
Happiness is being able to drag my genius significant other to watch stupid trashy TV shows;
Happiness is falling half-asleep on the couch mid-show and realizing that someone is gently putting a blanket on me.

Happiness is taking a walk around my neighborhood on a beautiful day;
Happiness is clipping coupons with Nathan and going grocery shopping afterwards;
Happiness is spending the grocery money we just saved buying makeup online;
Happiness is getting "as long as you are happy" when I asked Nathan why he's not mad at me.

Happiness is realizing that my existence makes other people happy;
Happiness is having people trying to fulfill my wishes, even if I just made them up for fun;
Happiness is knowing that the people I love are healthy;
Happiness is looking forward to spending the rest of my life with my best friend. 

My happiness is simple.  

I don't need all the money in the world (it's a nice thought though); I don't need 50,000 men chasing after me to prove that I'm worthy; I don't need to put other people down to feel good about myself (MTV does that already). 

This is NOT me bragging about my life. I just realized this morning that, for the first time in my life, I'm content with the way things are (knock on wood). 

I'm not rich, I'm not extremely beautiful, I'm not the brightest crayon in the box, and for that, I'm grateful. I realized that all the things I complained about before  allowed me to have the simple blissful life that I've always dreamed of. Yes, it would be nice to be rich, beautiful, and smart, but isn't there a saying "With great powers come great responsibilities"? I don't want great responsibilities; I don't feel the need the save mankind. 

I am happy living in my own little world. 

Everyone's happiness is different. What makes YOU happy? 

I hope everyone could take a moment to appreciate all the insignificant things in life and know that it's the small things that count. 



P.S. In short, this is my happiness. I SWEAR I'm not bragging. 


dodo said...

sounds wonderful! I'm so happy for you!

Angelica said...

That was lovely. We should all be grateful for the wonderful and simple things in life. :)

Mara said...

Tao, your happiness sounds alot like mines. :) I'm glad we're both happy together.

Lady In A Top Hat said...

Oh my gosh, there are so many cute things in this post, I can't even...*squeee* This post was super fantastic!

나니 said...

Aw what an adorable entry : D Love the photo!

sherri said...

This is sooooo cute, I love when people are happy and share it. It makes us realize that we maybe happier than we thought :) I'm happy you're happy well both of you are happy :)

Jenny said...

so happy for you! brings a tear to my eyes hehehe.

you deserve all of the happiness in the world and don't ever let anyone bring you down and try to destroy your happiness cuz we all know... that's a troll's goal!

love the picture of you and nathan :)


Anonymous said...

my happiness =) :
-learning about all the disease and illnesses like alzheimers, schizophrenia ect at school(im a pyschology major) and realizing how blessed i am to have a my sanity and mind in tact.
-walking through the freezing cold to get home/to my car and thinking "wow i can't believe some ppl have to sleep in this weather!"
-arriving home after a long tiring day, have a hot shower, prepare a cup of hot tea and food, turn on the tv and completely relax in solitude
-the excitement of first dates..when u meet someone new, and think "maybe he's the one?"
-arriving home to a cooked meal
-actually having a few good friends, instead of a hundred fake friends
-having a job that job that pays and i enjoy/ NOT having to work minimum wage at a crap job
-discovering a good book/movie
...those are just a few things,but the list goes on! =)xo

M said...

aaaww, this gave goosebumps! enjoy your blessings girl!

Mirna said...

Always count our blessings and the higher power will give us more and more :)

Hang Tran said...

Hey I'd love to repost this on my blog/facebook (with a link to your blog). You said it beautifully. Thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

Awww you ARE beautiful and this seriously just made my week! I've been going through a tough time at school and stressing about jobs, etc. so it was just really nice to see this. THANK YOU

faye lu review said...

i loved this post. i completely agree ... happiness is found in the simple things in life. thanks for sharing xo