AuthorsDen.com   Join | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  James McClelland, iSara Russell, iAlexander Goldstein, iLonnie Hicks, iFrank Stephenson, iDavid Schwinghammer, iSubbarao Mukkavilli, i

  Home > Self-Help > Articles Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Bernadine Fawcett

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Success story
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· 26 Titles
· 5 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Dec, 2005

Bernadine Fawcett, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
Running with the Enemy
by Lloyd Lofthouse

Ethan Card loves a woman who fights for the enemy...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
The Looting of Social Security--Free E-book
by Allen Smith

-Every cent generated by the 1983 Social Security payroll tax revenue -money exclusively earmarked for the retirement of the baby-boom generation-is gone, spent by our go..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members



   Recent articles by
Bernadine Fawcett

A Time Travel Journal to the Revolutionary War
Misperceptions
Common sense
Proper office ettequette
Hurt
Soldier's Guilt
Bipartisan
Teenage Rage
Control VS. Helpful
Deep Seated Causes
Dance yourself to Happiness
HOW TO DEAL WITH BULLYING
           >> View all

Happiness
by Bernadine Fawcett   
Rated "G" by the Author.
Last edited: Thursday, April 16, 2009
Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2009

Share    Print   Save    Become a Fan


What is happiness? A thoughtful approach to being happy and content.

 HAPPINESS

My podiatrist and I were discussing the definition of contentment.  He felt it did not include happiness while I experience both. The Dr. said that he felt that people were looking for material possessions to make them happy and that without being able to have more than ones neighbor the people were expressing dissatisfaction. 

My contention is that when one appreciates every day details such as: the beautiful day, a storm, watching a squirrel eating an acorn, loving all the improvements in modern life and in ones home and observing youth.  

At Thanks giving time I was welcomed into a friend’s family home.  The five year old grandchild told me she loved me.  The typical behavior of crying when one does not get ones way was duplicated in the one year and a few months old other daughter.  She tried to grab the table settings. When I blocked her efforts and said “no”, she put her miniscule hands by her eyes and rotated them in an “I’m crying” gesture. I burst out laughing. She looked at me in amazement. She expected a much different reaction.  She repeated her grabbing and I repeated my laughter.  She again looked perplexed. Next she grabbed for the fork again.  This  time I explained that the fork is for people to use to eat food and that when she eats she will have a fork, too, to eat with. She silently walked away, but at dinner she held up her fork triumphantly when I glanced over at her.

There is much to learn about happiness, it is the first experience of newness, it is the appreciation that we have so much to be thankful for, and it is the joy that we are alive.  Contentment is the ability to put aside the somatic, emotional and cognitive pain and suffering that comes with living and concentrating on what we have rather than what we desire yet. Wanting leads us into an ever growing path of discontent because the list never ends.

The Doctor’s and my conversation led to this article and I am thankful that I am still able to think.  The older we get, the more we have to be grateful for that young people take for granted.  To be able to walk, talk, think, and visit with others becomes lost in the list of appreciation. 

Take time every day  to rejoice and express that pleasure to all that you meet.  That is happiness and contentment. 

 


Reader Reviews for "Happiness"


Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by Ganesh Kamath 4/20/2009
Well said! Gratitude for all the simple things in life comes with maturity and and age, and when the simple things stop being so "simple", as it does with advancing years, one marvels at what was once considered rote and trivial. One also develops gratitute for what one has when one has experienced the loss of it - temporaray blindless can help one see things in a different light - no pun intended - when one gets the vision back. Nice piece.

Books by
Bernadine Fawcett



Missing Links to the Culper Spy Ring? now at : The Heritage Foundation

Buy Options




missing Links to the Culper Spy Ring?

Buy Options




Missing Links to the Culper Spy Ring??

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, more..




Hear My Cry!

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Amazon, more..






Journaling:Twenty Plus Reasons Why You Should Start Now by Barbara Henry

Journaling:Twenty Plus Reasons Why You Should Start Now,contains a 9 step fool-proof guide to problem solving. This book also highlights the therapeutic and effective benefits ..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Sexual Energy Transmutation - the secret path to Health, Wealth and Ge by Jay Onwukwe

Sex is a mighty urge to action; but its forces need control and direction. Fortunate is the man or woman with a high sex drive, who has also learned the art of sex energy transmuta..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.