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Why I Am Happy

I am not going to pretend that I am happy all the time. I have those crazy, stressful and/or depressing days. But I can say, they don’t last. I have every right to be mad, sad and angry. I have experienced the loss of two wives – good women in their prime. I have a son who is currently awaiting a kidney donor. I have three children and their children (my grandchildren) who live miles away. There are positives as well. But don’t think I’m happy because the positives outweigh the bad. That’s no way to live or even to assess living. That stuff is about existence, not living.

I Googled the question, “Why am I happy?” One of the first sites it suggested was It contains quotes from a myriad of people. Here are a few.

I am happy to say that everyone that I have met in my life, I have gained something from them; be it negative or positive, it has enforced and reinforced my life in some aspect. Walter Payton

I don’t let anyone’s insecurities, emotions, or opinions bother me. I know that if I am happy, that’s all that matters to me. Demi Lovato

I have discovered the secret of happiness – it is work, either with the hands or the head. The moment I have something to do, the draughts are open and my chimney draws, and I am happy. John Burroughs

I know when I wear a Led Zeppelin shirt, I am happy to put that Led Zeppelin shirt on. It’s not, ‘Well, they kind of suck.’ Nikki Sixx
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Some, like Troy Polamalu and Yoko Ono admitted that they are sometimes happy and sometimes sad. Yoko Ono admitted that she was happy to be sad sometimes. She gains wisdom by being both happy and sad. You can see the wisdom in that.

It is wisdom that says things that used to make you happy, may not today. The same goes for the things that made you sad. It is foolish to think that you will never be sad. It borders on insanity to believe you can never be happy.

Even after the death of a loved one, the memories that wrench your heart, eventually become bittersweet memories. Some of them even become memories you want to hold on to because it helps keep that person close.

Happiness is also best shared. It seems to multiply when you share it with someone or someone shares theirs with you. Sadness is made easier if shared. Romans 12: 15, “Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.”

Finally, I’d like to hear from you. what brainy quote can you contribute to the question,”Why am I happy?” Please share.


Categories: Hapiness Life Rejoice Sadness

Douglas Knight

I write about what I'm thinking or what I've imagined in an effort to regain that childhood imagination and marry with my many years of real experiences. I'm getting better at it the more I write.I am a published author of two romantic intrigue novels.My books can be found at or if you want a personalized copy, by emailing me at

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