Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Happy, What makes you happy?

(I am old, so I use that as an excuse. Did I tell you the cubed steak dinner went great. The cube steak was very tender. I used advice from some of you guys and from the net. we ‘cooked’ Bojangles biscuits to go with it!)

So What makes you happy? Very complicated question.  Because it is sometimes hard to decide if it is happiness, satisfaction, peace or just plain relief.

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We all have tough decisions to make, even the folks we don’t like or are ‘not real crazy about’ (is that just a southern term?)

Shirl just added to an e-mail, “Be nice to the folks you meet, you do not know what they are dealing with?”  something like that. It is the same type QUOTE used by Mel @ “Honey I’m home”

I think in today’s rushed society, families with children back home, children who have never left home, etc, happiness is ‘relative’.  Happiness is a combination of the terms above: satisfaction, peace or just plain RELIEF.

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The word STRESS has been used and thrown around many times loosely methinks.  I smile as I think of a statement that came back to me from Friend Fred, while we were visiting him at his place in the hills he calls ‘Pumzika’ which is Swahili for ‘You Rest’. 

We were talking about getting lost in the mountains, and how the pioneers were able to know where they were. Fred said, “Davy Crockett was asked once if he was ever lost, his answer was, ‘No, never. However I have been bewildered for a few days at times.’”

Lost, bewildered, stress, troubles, problems, etc, seem to rob us of HAPPINESS.  When one thing is heavy on our minds it is very easy to lose prospective of how BLESSED we are, and something ‘wicked’ steals our happiness, intrudes in our thoughts at night to keep us awake. Sometimes it requires the extra drink, pill or sleeping elixir.

With this ‘one thing bugging us’(what ever it is) we lose our perspective of the good things we have, we forget to ‘Count our Blessings’.

Bing Crosby sang Irving Berlin’s song about that:

            

When I'm worried and I can't sleep
I count my blessings instead of sheep
And I fall asleep
Counting my blessings

When my bankroll is getting small
I think of when I had none at all
And I fall asleep
Counting my blessings

I think about a nursery and I picture curly heads
And one by one I count them as they slumber in their beds

If you're worried and you can't sleep
Just count your blessings instead of sheep
And you'll fall asleep
Counting your blessings

I can hear that song in my head, blessings make us happy. But I, like many of you, allow ONE thing to steal those thoughts that make us happy.  So I am going to bed now, and count my blessings.

Thanks for coming this way,

Nite Shipslog

PS:
Forgetting the good is actually easy, because we are as humans are prone to the negative, The Sky is falling. Each of us have more than 90% of the rest of the world. We always have blessings to count.

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If you are down, think of taking a ride with us in this Isetta:

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Or this:

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‘55 Ford convertible.

Or this:

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I remember once when my son was quite young (so young that when he pronounced his own name it came out sounding like "Chub"), he saw the neighbor's German shepherd wagging his tail. My son observed, "Max happy. Chub happy, too." It always makes me smile to think of that.

bonnie

shirl72 said...

I do count my blessings I have a nice car to many clothes and shoes, a nice place to live good friends and enough money.

Sometime it is hard to get over
when someone takes the wind out
of your sail. Life goes on it
doesn't wait. The saying is
right, be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of Battle.

Chatty Crone said...

If people around me are happy I'm happy. I love to make people happy if they'll let me. But I can take is sometimes but being around negative people makes it hard to be happy! Did you know old Bing has his problems too! Lovem sandie

TARYTERRE said...

Simple pleasures make me just as happy as extravagant indulgences.

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
That Isetta makes a Smart look safe!
«Louis», no surprise here, would pick the '55 Ford for a drive...

Theanne said...

I'm happy most of the time (fingers crossed) till I want to share that happiness and remember I can't. I have people all over the US who've shared bit and pieces of my life but no one who has shared major chunks of my life...no one who really knows my history! Wow does that sound whiney or what? I do try to remember to count my blessings, I do try to remember that there are millions of people in this world that do not have a life anywhere near as nice as mine.
I do try to remember to count my many, many blessings!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

COUNTING my blessings is something I do often. It's true that whenever you might be feeling blue, there is just nothing like to make you feel happy. I'm happy to be me and am thankful for it. Not every day is a good day but there is something good in every day and I try to find it and count it a blessing. Glad the cubed steaks turned out good for you ! Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!

Rose said...

Being with my children and family make me happy.

I think I seriously have to consider moving back to Boston.

Florida is lonely when you are alone!

FrankandMary said...

You & your wife do not seem prone to the negative.

I am happy because Amelia graduated college & will be starting med school later this year. ~Mary