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September 17, 2011



Those poppies look so lovely! Right , the great outdoors...such a great source of happiness!


I guess life is too short to waste it feeling miserable.


Some people think that money is the root of all evil, but without it you can't be happy, can you?

Alexia M

It took me a long time to realize that it doesn't really take a lot of effort to be happy. Better late than never :-)

Constantinos T

I have often wondered how one can find real happiness in life. I have read many books on the pursuit of happiness and visited many sites on the same issue. I certainly got out of them a lot of constructive information. The first step I took towards happiness was to stop thinking negative or feeling self-pity. Here are the 10 steps I took and which led me to happiness:
1. Learn to love yourself as you are with your pluses and minuses.
2. Be confident but not over confident.
3. Be creative. Start a sport , a hobby....
4. Forget your own ego and concentrate on your spiritual self.
5. Dream - dreams often come true. It's up to you to realise them.
6. Greet your neighbours even if you don't like them. This is not hypocricy since wishing anyone a good day will make your day happier too.
7. Don't forget to smile! (at least 20 times a day)
8. Respect others as you would like them to respect you!
9. Have fun! Meet your friends, go out, enjoy yourself!
10. Count your blessings.

And as Alan Chalmers said : The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

Haruko N

Happiness depends on what we are really looking for in life, so it's completely subjective. Beautiful poppies!

Lakis Ioannou

Life is full of problems and worries. If we let negativity take over, we've lost the race.

Jean-Paul Bouvier

Trop souvent nous sommes prisonnier de ce que j’appelle le "si seulement". Si seulement ma femme ou mon mari était plus gentil avec moi. Si seulement j’avais un meilleur travail. Si seulement mes enfants était déjà grands et autonomes. Et la liste peut s’allonger à volonté.

Nous pouvons gaspiller énormément de notre précieux temps à rêver avec des "si seulement". Trop de personnes tombent de ce piège et finissent leur vie sans en avoir profité de celle-ci.

Le problème est qu’ils courent après le bonheur sans se soucier de l’instant présent et lorsque qu’ils l’atteignent, il est si fugace qu’ils ne s’en sont même pas rendu compte.

Bien des gens pensent que le bonheur est juste un sentiment passager, je pense que le bonheur n’est pas un sentiment, c’est une façon de vivre.

Nicos N

I believe that happiness depends on a lot of things like success, social status, self-confidence, good friends, family reunions and above all good health - something which unfortunately some people take for granted.

Olga P

Συμφωνώ απόλυτα, Αναστασία. Δεν χρειάζονται πολλά πράγματα για να είμαστε ευτυχισμένοι. Η θετική σκέψη είναι ο χειρότερος εχθρός της μιζέριας. - Ολγα


Nothing can compare to the beauty of nature and the happy feelings that it inspires. Just by looking at your photo of the poppies against the green grass I feel peaceful and relaxed.

Katie White

Does money make happiness? I don't think so. The unhappiest people I know are the rich.


"When you get up in the morning, look out of the window and thank God for yet another day." That's what my mother told me a few days before her death. Being thankful is important to be happy.


Jim, surely without money no one is happy. Money may contribute to being happy, but , to me it doesn't make happiness.


I find that the moment I look those things that make me unhappy in the eye, I am no longer unhappy.

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