This is such a powerful word so simple yet so complicated..it has a different meaning for all of us.
Since we are just newly in 2010 , wishing our loved ones a happy new year, I started to think about this word again. What's the definition of happy or happiness.
Alright by now like many of you, I rely on my good friend Wiki for reliable information, and here's what Wiki has to say about happiness -
"Happiness is a state of mind or feeling characterized by contentment, love, satisfaction, pleasure, or joy "
Couple of quotes on happiness I agree with -
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." - Gandhiji. (Mahatma Gandhi)
Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Also I would say happiness has a different meaning in your various stages of life. At this stage of my life - Happiness is being healthy - surrounded by people you love , doing what you love to do and leading a simple life.
So what's your definition of happiness or your mantra to be happy. I'm still on a quest to seek more knowledge and wisedom on being happy or happiness...the quest Continues....