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What does “happiness” look like to you?

The word happy makes me think of several things, my babies, Jack, food and France. I have some pictures to share that will show you what creates happy feelings in my heart.

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These two pictures remind me of how much I love France and everything that is associated with those feelings; memories, family, great food, relaxation, tranquility, health, nature and being away from the hustle and bustle of stressful living. Life seems slower, saner and richer when I look at these two images and it makes me happy.

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These pictures are the essence of happiness for me. My hubby, my babies, Jack, baking and cooking, clear blue skies and beautiful vistas. This is really only a glimpse of what makes me happy. I would have to include pictures of my entire family and the huge family get togethers around the dinner table, pictures of travel, pictures of books and libraries. There are so many things in this world that can bring us happiness, all it requires is an open heart and an open mind.

Happy is a wonderful word and I don’t think that it is over-rated as I have seen written in a few places. Happiness, I think, can be a simple thing even if it lasts for a minute or an hour and I think that your life is enriched by that, even if it may be fleeting. I like happiness, the same way that I like smiling and laughing and I try to remember that, especially during the winter months.