THE OCTOBER DAILY #29

How would you define ‘Happiness’?

Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.  A variety of biological, psychological, religious, and philosophical approaches have striven to define happiness and identify its sources. Various research groups, including positive psychology, endeavor to apply the scientific method to answer questions about what “happiness” is, and how it might be attained. It is of such fundamental importance to the human condition that “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” were deemed to be unalienable rights by the United States Declaration of Independence.

Philosophers and religious thinkers often define happiness in terms of living a good life, or flourishing, rather than simply as an emotion. Happiness in this sense was used to translate the Greek Eudaimonia, and is still used in virtue ethics. Happiness economics suggests that measures of public happiness should be used to supplement more traditional economic measures when evaluating the success of public policy.

Courtesy of Wikipedia

Noun 

1. The quality or state of being happy.

2. Good fortune; pleasure; contentment; joy.

Courtesy of Dictionary.com

HOW I DEFINE HAPPINESS:

 

  1. When I receive a text message or a call from a friend or family asking how was my day.
  2. Lance would say “I love you” when I least expect it.
  3. When a passerby would smile kindly at me.
  4. When someone would say thank you.
  5. A hug from my siblings.
  6. A great day from work.
  7. When the weekend passed peacefully.
  8. Hot bath with my favorite shampoo.
  9. A wink.
  10. Flower from the one I love.

As you can see, you don’t need extravagant things to define happiness. Even the smallest things can make someone happy, which some consider as nothing or put in disregard. When I define happiness it’s what you feel inside along with contentment. When you are contented with everything that you have, happiness is everywhere. You can find it in yourself, find it with your family or within your work place. Happiness can have many forms and sizes. It’s basically everywhere – all we need to do is open our eyes and see it.

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THE OCTOBER DAILY #28

MY OUTFIT

Okay, to be honest, I’m a baggy-tshirt, denim jeans and sneakers kinda gal, but due to some occupational hazard, I learned the art of corporate attire for work. My daily outfit would be a blouse, slacks and some high pumps to finish the look. I’m not that fond of accessories but from what I learned, they can sometimes be necessary.

But my real outfit would look like this:

I can be very weird and unique when it comes to outfits. Whatever I want to put on, I will put it on. And my outfits involve overlarge or layered shirts, high knee-socks and high-heeled shoes. Sometimes they look KPOP-ish, with all the bright colors and designs, I don’t know because I’m not much into labeling. Anyway, something my outfit can’t exist without would be my glasses. I rarely use shorts too, unless I’ve got some leggings or stockings on. I have huge legs (thanks Dad for that kind of gene) so I want to hide them under brightly-colored or denim pants.

By the way I am very fond of my jackets, sweatshirts and hoodies. I prefer them a lot so I’m more of a rainy-person than the one who loves the heat. Since I was a bit overweight before, sleeveless or spaghetti-straps doesn’t look good on me at all. I wasn’t comfortable wearing them so eventually I threw them out of my wardrobe. What stayed where the long and thick hoodies and sweatshirts which I love to pair with black leggings. They say it’s too Korean, but I’ve been wearing that even before KPOP phenomenon started.

Mostly, I’m more after comfort than vanity – but a girl has to be a girl. There would always be days that I’d like to look girly and glam which I cannot fully take out from my femininity. I may not know a lot about fashion but I know what looks good or not. All in all I would say that my outfits aren’t that flashy but I always make it sure I look presentable and I feel comfortable in it.