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    April 29th, 2010Keryl PesceLife in general

    If there is one universal desire every human being has, regardless of how young or old, rich or poor, large or small, gay or straight, married or single, it is to be happy. We all want it. What I wonder is this: does the difficulty some of us have in achieving happiness lie in our lack of understanding or clear definition of what it actually is? 

    If we don't know what we are searching for, how are we going to find it? Let's give this a little thought.

    How do you define happiness?

    Webster's Dictionary defines happiness as "A state of well-being or contentment." Makes sense, but it doesn't tell me much. Another definition I've read by Dr. John A. Schindler is "A state of mind in which our thinking is pleasant a good share of the time." I like that one a little better.

    What about you? I'm curious what happiness means to you.

    When have you felt your happiest? Was it a lunch or dinner with your best gal pals acting silly and giggling like a love-struck teen? Or maybe looking in your baby's eyes for the first time. Maybe it was just sitting lazily in bed on a bright spring morning, with your favorite magazine and a perfect cup of coffee. Aaaah, virtual paradise in my book.

    What picture comes to your mind and what feeling do you experience when you think of happiness? Are you continue »

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