Sunday, October 16, 2011

Dear Disconsolate

     Happiness is laughing till it hurts, till you can't breath, till you cry.

It's having a dance party in a thunderstorm,

and making cookies but eating half the dough before a single piece touches the pan.

Happiness is knowing someone's got your back,

or a hot bath and your favorite music.

Happiness is being home alone and doing your OWN thing.

It's performing to the best of your abilities,

and smiling even when you have no reason to.

Happiness is going to THE Harts for re-fills with my best friend.

Happiness is having a purpose,

    driving around with no place to go,

        staying up late because the book is too good to put down.

Happiness is completely your choice.

               It's so full of feelings no one can understand.

Happiness can't be bought but achieved.

Happiness is different for every person.                    
Happiness can be a trial,

l  o  n  g  term commitment.

Happiness is a verb.

     Happiness takes more than words but requires no money,

                                 and having the motivation to keep truckin.

It can be love but it's learning to be happy without it that makes love so great.

Happiness is out of the park, a touchdown, a 3 pointer,

...easier said than done.

No one ever said it would be easy, they only said it would be worth it.

"Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections."

Yours Truly,


  1. happiness. its contagious when your happy and everyone else around you is too. but its scarce when you're sad and you cant find it anywhere.

    i liked this it made me happy and warm feeling on the inside and it made me giggle. good job.

  2. It's difficult to write about happiness and not make it corny. But you did a good job here. I like how specific you were at times. But I think you could be even more specific.

    For example: "Going to HARTs for refills." Very specific. Real.

    "Having a dance party in a thunderstorm." and "a hot bath and your favorite music." I think both of these are good, but they would resonate with me more if you were more specific. Maybe you're singing "Pocketful of Sunshine" in the thunderstorm or listening to Prince's "Kiss" in the bath like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman.

    I don't know.

  3. No, I really appreciate that! I wish I had done that and will try harder to do that in the future. Thanks Nels!