What Does Happiness Mean To You?

what-does-happiness-mean-to-youAccording to Google happiness is defined as the state of being happy. It’s also described as a noun, and it can also be expressed as a plural noun pronounced as happinesses — which I didn’t know was a word but it does sound very cool.

Books have been written exploring happiness and songs have been sung. Some have even tried to capture happiness on a canvas, or hold it in their hands like it was a tangible thing.

People go out of their way in their search for happiness. They take on epic quests in the name of happiness. They travel around the globe looking for it. Some even take it to the next level and search in the deepest recesses of outer space. Some have even gotten lost in the Great Unknown looking for happiness.

But what if happiness was closer to home? What if happiness was simpler than some people think it might be? What if you could hold happiness in the palm of your hand?

a-bird-in-the-hand-300x225Nothing happens unless first we dream ~ Carl Sandburg

Or in a treasured memory.

Maybe you find it in the heart of your family?


Or maybe it’s as simple as the love of a loyal best friend.

percival-cat-in-a-basketPercival Cat In A Basket

bath-time-puppyBath Time Puppy

Could you find it in a song?

Or a super start to your day?

superman-mos-latteSuperman’s Man of Steel Latte

Maybe it’s in the sharing of laughter with friends.

good-morning-sunshine-foxGood morning Sunshine!

Or maybe it’s the wonder and beauty of day’s end.


And maybe it all just depends on that feeling you get, you know the one. The one that settles in your heart and makes you feel content.

These are just a few things that I think define the state of happiness.

But I guess what I really want you to ask yourself is this:

What does happiness mean to you? girl-smiley-face-emoji-50x50px

About Kyra Dawson

Kyra Dawson is an author, writer, creator of worlds and characters, and a weaver of fantasy stories. Some stories are here, some are there, and then there are others that are very far away and not here at all.
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5 Responses to What Does Happiness Mean To You?

  1. eva aboud says:

    Oh Kyra!
    Your post is happiness to me!
    Thank you for Initiating this idea, indeed its inspirational and motivating-I just love it!

  2. Kyra Dawson says:

    Thank you Eva! Sharing joy with other people —that’s what happiness means to me! 🙂

  3. Steph says:

    Got the warm fuzzies reading this post. Happiness is all the above!! Great post!

  4. Kyra Dawson says:

    Thanks Steph! Glad it made you smile. It made me happy writing it. 🙂

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