I am forever at awe with children. No matter what the situation is, they manage to smile, giggle, laugh and find joy in everything. They are content fiddling with a wooden toy, watching a favorite cartoon show, eating cookies with milk or looking for more spiders! You see them eating delightedly at Jollibee, playing joyously with friends and beaming at the sight of their parents coming home from work.
Happiness is a personal choice. It cannot be obtained from any tangible, fleshly object or relationships one has. It is frequently acquired from the simple things that touches and warms the heart.
Og Mandino's definition of happiness sums it up. "Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself."
I am not hard to please. Someone saying hi to me is enough to make me smile. My family especially my nephews and niece are my sources of bliss. Similarly sunflower, coffee and window shopping gives me an instant lift. These are some of the things that make me happy. What about you?