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4.08.2011

H is for Happiness


H is for Happiness.

What is happiness? Well the dictionary defines in thusly:

hap·pi·ness

[hap-ee-nis]

–noun
1.
the quality or state of being happy.
2.
good fortune; pleasure; contentment; joy.

That may be true, but I think it's a lame definition. The definition for happy is also lame. What is wrong with the dictionary? Their definitions for such happy words are....lame and boring. 
So, because this bothers me, I'm going to write my own. HA! So there dictionary. Your definition is about to get owned.

HAPPINESS IS....

A good book on a rainy day, curled up by the fireplace with a cup of hot tea,
A day on the beach with the wind and salt in your hair as your drink in the sunshine and the freedom of summer,
Working really hard on very complex pieces of music, and then performing them well too,
It's conquering the glades and double black diamonds on your favorite ski mountain,
Apple pie and corn on the cob (Though not together),
Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate in any form,
Getting a good grade on a really hard test, and then seeing your name in the paper for honor roll,
Marching across lush green grass in a gold medal band,
 Friends who run up and hug you in the middle of the school hallway every time they see you,
Arranging music for various events and people,
Summer camp....all different kinds of it,
Watching a hilarious show like Wipeout with your family and falling over laughing hysterically,
Your high school friends attempting to sing karaoke,
That amazing feeling you can get when you feel as if you're never going to stop smiling.

That, my friends, THAT, is happiness.

4 comments:

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I think you've defined happiness very well. :)

melanie said...

love your blog :) glad i found it!

C R Ward said...

I love your definition of happiness - what a great choice for the letter 'H'!

Vanessa said...

Happiness is all of those things....and more.