What is happiness?

We all have our own versions that define happiness.

For me, happiness is not about achieving a desire as this is only temporary.

Perpetual happiness lies in the fulfilment of a true promise. It dwells in the contentment of the heart. True happiness is having a heartfelt conversation with your best friend after the longest time.

Happiness is seeing your sister smile, hearing her warm laughter, watching her eyes glow with joy, knowing her inner fears and being able to spread your wings to comfort her.

Happiness blossoms from the eyes when you’ve been eagerly watching a plant grow and you finally see a flower bloom with the most vibrant colours.

Happiness is opening a book to read and to your luck finding an old letter residing in it from a very dear friend.

Happiness is sleeping with a grieving heart, but waking up with sudden positivity all around.

Pure happiness is travelling to unknown, quiet destinations and upon returning home, realising that a part of you has been left behind there.
A moment of utter happiness also dwells in the tranquility of petrichor after a long awaited rainfall.

Happiness is found in good well-being and health. Happiness is caring for your elders and gathering their much needed blessings. Happiness is reaching out to someone in the time of need. It is also found in success and fame.

Utmost joy is in the acceptance of a prayer that is close to your heart. Happiness is missing someone terribly but holding back your tears, knowing that they are happy in their life.

Happiness is seeing other people grow in life and achieve their goals. Happiness is in sound sleep after long nights of restlessness.

Happiness is secretively making a sincere prayer for a loved one.
But most importantly, happiness is knowing that someone is there by your side to make you believe in your dreams, no matter how imaginary and impossible they seem. ❀

– Fatima Ali

35 thoughts on “What is happiness?”

  1. Nice post! you are right, happiness is not necessarily about fulfilling desires. To me, happiness is a state of mind, it can be achieved anytime. You have pointed very nice events which make you happy. πŸ™‚

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  2. What a beautiful insight into happiness. Love the part where you stated, “Pure happiness is travelling to unknown, quiet destinations and upon returning home, realising that a part of you has been left behind there.” β™₯️ It touched my heart
    Your blogs are so impressive Fatima!

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  3. A truly wonderful insight on an emotion that may be abstract but is felt by so many in completely different ways. Happiness for me can be found in the most simplistic of things but has a far reaching effect.

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  4. It’s easy to lose sight of the goodness in life that engenders happiness. Such a list as yours, Fatima, draws attention to just how many happy moments can be part of our experience if we’re paying attention. P.S. Thank you for becoming a follower of my blog, From the Inside Out. I pray you’ll find the posts meaningful whenever you’re able to visit.


  5. This is a thoughtful, beautifully written post, and it makes me think about how fortunate my husband and I are to have each other. Thanks for reminding me to be grateful always for what I have.
    Thanks for following our blog, Oh, the Places We See. We do appreciate you — and we’re thankful for you!

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