Happiness                            June, 2008

When you have true friends in which you can trust your sorrows and joys; friends of quality more than quantity to whom you can ask for help knowing for sure that they will reply, but you also understand when they’re unable to give you a hand and of whom you sometimes value more the simple detail of a call, a letter, a hug, or a look that says:

Hey!

Remember that I’m here for you!

     When you can forgive someone who hurt you and move forward because you know the past is gone and it’s better to bury bad experiences after learning from them; you know nobody’s perfect and we all make mistakes, but above all when you can forgive yourself for your own flaws, close your eyes and open them again over a blank page with the sharp pen of your disposition, and keep trying again and again to love yourself no matter what…

 

     When you share your life with the only person in the world that understands, relaxes you and makes you feel complete; that can’t stop thinking of, touching, corresponding with cuddles and pampering” you; when you can’t wait until the other starts the tenderness, but you also don’t care who takes the lead of making love; you can’t wait to see that person at the end of the day and recount every stupid little thought that went through your head while you were away and whom you stand without corroborating arguments or disagreements, because you know that more than making the relationship troublesome, it will spice it up… besides, making love after a fight is even more delicious…

 

     When your job is not really “work”, but an easily played game where you only do what you’re more passionate about and hours pass by while you’re having fun; you tease people around you making them believe you’re an expert, and it actually took you years and years of thorny sacrifice to learn the business that now is part of you and you don’t know how could you live without it…

 

     When you do something unselfishly just because you want to feel you can make someone else’s state of mind more stable; his health stronger; her alimentation richer; you produced a smile, a hug, a loving message and the only thing you receive back is the thankfulness and peace of a person who, until you came along, was worn out, alone, insecure, worried, sad…

 

     When you can tune in with nature; water a plant and see it grow, blossom, and produce fruit; change the water of your fish tank; pet your dog or cat; recycle and reuse your garbage to reduce pollution; take a walk at sunset; use your body to move, jump, stretch, curl, feel heat, cold, another warm body next to you; taste the delicious food you now know how to prepare with one hand tied up; listen to the rain banging in the windows, washing the Earth; listen to the music of your life that makes you dance…

 

     When you can look into the future and you have the conviction that everything will be alright; things will stay as they are and if they don’t you will find the way of moving on with them, always stressing the positive part of the changes, along with your mind, your values, your past, your family…

 

     When you have true friends in which you can trust your sorrows and joys; friends of quality more than quantity to whom you can ask for help knowing for sure that they will reply, but you also understand when they’re unable to give you a hand and of whom you sometimes value more the simple detail of a call, a letter, a hug, or a look that says Hey! Remember that I’m here for you!

 

     Then, for me, that is happiness.

 

      And for you, what is happiness?

         

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