Daily Prompt – Happy Happy Joy Joy

We cry for lots of reasons: sadness, pain, fear . . . and happiness. When was the last time you shed tears of joy?

What is this sorcery you speak of? Tears of… joy? What the fuck is that? As in, being so overwhelmed with happiness that you cannot control yourself, and all the squishiness comes out of your eyes??

Nope… never heard of such a ridiculous thing.

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19 Dec – Reflection of Emotion

Audrey Hepburn said, “If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough.” Do you think you would do the same, or do the sad times stand out in your mind?

It’s hard for me to sit here and reflect on the positive experiences I’ve had in my life, or even the past few years, because it’s always been overshadowed by the negative and sad times – I think because they’re the moments that generate a more significant emotional reaction; they’re the ones that are the hardest to deal with and the ones that take more of an emotional toll on us.

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11 Dec – The Happiest

Who is the happiest person you know? What is their secret?

I find that I’m constantly surrounded by almost unbearably positive people. These are the people who are constantly spamming my FB wall with their inspirational / motivational graphics, and status updates about how amazing life is blah blah blah.

…I can’t stand it.

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Daily Prompt – All Or Nothing

“Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.” — Sylvia Plath

Which do you find more dangerous: wanting nothing, or wanting everything?

A number of years ago, I was one of those people who wanted everything – completely materialistic, and incredibly shallow.

My how things change.

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10 Dec – A Happy Balance

Do you think you maintain a good balance of making yourself happy while making other people happy?

Absolutely not. If I’m truly honest about it all, I’m terrible at making myself happy – I’m generally putting others before myself.

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Daily Prompt – No Time To Waste

Fill in the blank: “Life is too short to _____.” Now, write a post telling us how you’ve come to that conclusion.

Life is too short to wallow in sadness and misery.

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28 Aug – Key To Happiness

Do you think the key to happiness is being able to forget?

Not in the slightest. I think that not being able to have memories is quite detrimental to happiness. Show me somebody with Alzheimers who can honestly say they are truly happy…!!

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26 Aug – Feeling Content vs. Constant Achievement

Could you be content with having really good memories and the knowledge that you did something amazing, or do you constantly need to be achieving something new to be happy?

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