This is a great question for me today. Happy means that feeling of "wholeness", completeness, serenity and/or balance that comes not from external THINGS but from inside when I feel God's love and the centeredness of simply going with the flow of life.
The good feeling you get when everything is right. The joy of the Lord is even greater than happiness because the joy of the Lord can give you a joy that you can have whether everything is right or not. It's the joy that can get you through difficult times and let you overcome them.
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Your definition reminds me of James Hiltons "Lost Horizons" and the idea of Shangri-La..I like it!
Balance...Neither too much nor too little of healthy and unhealthy food, neither too much nor too little exercise, neither too much nor too little giving to others, neither too much nor too little accepting from others.
Balance in all things brings me happiness.
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Thank you for your responses. I guess you can say it is our natural state -- one of peace and love. We slip out of it so easily when we engage in negative thinking.
It is so easy to believe that something is needed in order to be happy.
One of my goals is to be happy each day regardless of what is happening to me and around me. First I have to define what being happy means to me and then I can figure how to achieve that goal.
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