Definition of happinessHappiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. A variety of biological, psychological, religious, and philosophical approaches have striven to define happiness and identify its sources. Various research groups, including Positive psychology, endeavor to apply the scientific method to answer questions about what "happiness" is, and how we might attain it.
Philosophers and religious thinkers often define happiness in terms of living a good life, or flourishing, rather than simply as an emotion.
|Balloons are almost a guarantee of happiness with children. Happy Children = Happy Me|
|Being caught up in a moment of pure abandonment while playing = happiness. Leave it to balloons!|
The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. ~Ben Franklin
|Getting surprised with a special treat for a special occasion...Mmmmm...sweet happiness.|
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. ~Charles Haddon Spurgeon
|How will we catch onto and hold happiness?|
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. ~Aristotle
|Post-its for my next project. |
Being organized and on top of things definitely brings me happiness.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
~Franklin D. Roosevelt
| * Sneak Peak *|
Finished projects make me happy...especially if the project helps me be more organized.
— adj , -pier , -piest
feeling, showing, or expressing joy; pleased
willing: I'd be happy to show you around
causing joy or gladness
fortunate; lucky: the happy position of not having to work
aptly expressed; appropriate: a happy turn of phrase
informal ( postpositive ) slightly intoxicated
What makes you happy?