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Chickens scratch the dirt with their curious claws looking for something that will make them happyβ€”an unfortunate bug perhaps, some grains embedded in the soil, or a wiggly worm. Sometimes, we are like chickens. We tend to scratch surfaces to see if what’s beneath will make us happy. We tend to dig deeper to find happiness.

But do we really have to look far beyond?

Try walking or jogging at the park.

Try hearing a baby laugh.

Try cuddling for an extra hour in bed with your loved one.

Try giving someone a hug.

Try giving someone a compliment.

Try throwing someone a smile.

Try getting into bed with freshly washed covers.

Try having a quiet moment with yourself.

Try having dinner at home with your family.

Try playing with kids.

Try throwing yourself into a hammock.

Try checking your cellphone. There might just be a text message from a dear friend to warm your heart and brighten your day, like the one I received this morning.

Trust me, these simple things always work wonders πŸ˜‰

Have a lovely weekend, dear friends. Spread happiness!

Posted 5 years, 4 months ago at 11:43 am.


40 Replies

  1. I love it!

  2. Thanks, Marco. Glad that you enjoyed your trip to Vigan.

  3. Oh I can’t agree more πŸ™‚ especially now that I’ve become a mom, I realized that I have tons and tons of simple things that make me happy… gazillions of them! it’s definitely a wonderful feeling πŸ™‚

    Spanish Pinay

  4. Parenthood has such simple but lasting joys, SP. My friends would tell me that haha.

  5. Great suggestions, Ms. N. We don’t have to chase happiness. It can happen in the simplest things we do. By the way, Happiness is right beside me. πŸ™‚

  6. Happiness is where our heart is. Pardon the cliche lol

  7. Happiness it is! πŸ™‚

  8. πŸ™‚ Hello AC! *kaway-kaway*

  9. Your words so wise, and yes you are right! πŸ™‚ why do we people look beyond and far away.. when it’s so easy to find the happiness right where we’re standing.. πŸ™‚
    I love the words written in the sand! πŸ™‚

    Lovely weekend to you! πŸ™‚

  10. Thank you, Viola. Enjoy the rest of the week!

  11. .. sometimes we tend to overlook the things around us that can make us feel happy in a simple way. that is when we expect too much out of life that we never get satisfied of what we have and compare ouselves to others who have more.

    .. thanks for this post, miss n. it made me remind myself again that small things around me can make wonders to make me smile. πŸ™‚

  12. Very well said, Rob. We tend to look for grand things when what will really make us happy are the simple ones. Salamat, Rob!

  13. Chicken Feet May 6th 2012

    All the years of scratching paid off… It was more than happiness I found because I found YOU! Indeed, a lot of wonderful things can come out of the simple things! πŸ˜‰ Cheers to you N, the one with the BIG HEART!

  14. Naks naman haha! Wagas na wagas na pambobola hahaha! πŸ™‚

  15. try looking at the eyes of a baby and smelling his/her breath… try to go to a solemn place and pray… live a simple and happy life… thanks for sharing all of these… Yahweh bless.

  16. Hi Ralph! Thanks for the contributions. And thank you,too, for the visit. God bless, too!

  17. you’re right, ms. N., there are a lot of means to find happiness and the one coming from within is the most essential. πŸ™‚

  18. Amen, Doc Gelo. Amen! πŸ™‚

  19. oh..so true..

    but didn’t think about the chicken though πŸ˜€

  20. Well, the chickens could be looking for other things, too lol πŸ™‚ Hi, Mai, thanks for visiting my blog.

  21. Yan daw ang susi ng happiness. Finding happiness in simpliest way.

  22. I believe so, Binibining Salbe. Maraming beses ko nang napatunayan yan sa buhay ko πŸ™‚ Salamat, Salbe.

  23. I agree to that.. We are the only ones responsible for our own happiness though.. we can achieve it even in the simplest way

  24. Hi, Melle lee
    Indeed, our happiness also depends on how we look at life and the things around us.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog. See you ’round πŸ™‚

  25. Thanks for this reminder Ms N. I needed that πŸ™‚

  26. Hi Dinah,glad that it resonated with you πŸ˜‰ Salamat din,Dinah! And advance happy 10th anniversary sa inyo ni hubby mo.

  27. well said, miss n. happiness is reading your blog.

  28. Awwwwwwww……… how sweet:)

  29. Ms. N! naku, basahin ko lang tong blog mo, happy na ako! oh ha! hihi πŸ˜‰

  30. Jayvie, magkano ang gusto mo para sa sinabi mo?hahaha! Maraming tenkyu! I was backreading my posts tapos nakita ko yung mga unang-una mo pang comments na super talagang nakakatuwa.Salamat, Jayvie, for being my blog friend all these years.

  31. simple happiness πŸ™‚ such are the joys of simple life πŸ™‚ love your thoughts in this post Ms. N.

  32. Hi, Ms Betchai,
    Maraming tenkyu po πŸ™‚

  33. That’s so true. Most of the times, we never feel happiness because we’re running away from it from the hope that we could chase what we thought is happiness.

  34. Nice one, Sey. Indeed, sometimes what we chase is not really happiness.But then again how can we really be sure that it is not happiness? πŸ˜€

  35. Interesting blog and writings,lovely photos!
    Enjoy your beautiful surroundings πŸ™‚

  36. Hi Shari,
    Thanks for making your way to my blog. I appreciate it very much. And big, big thanks, too, for your kind words about my blog. Yes, I am truly enjoying my beautiful tropical surroundings πŸ™‚

  37. I super agree! you made me realize how little things can makes us happy!

  38. happiness is a choice afterall πŸ™‚

  39. Yes, sometimes, we need not look far. Just look across the room, pag minsan… πŸ˜‰

  40. Talagang across the room lang ha. Napatingin tuloy ako across the room, but no, hindi happiness ang nakita ko ahahahaha!

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