Monday, August 16, 2010

Happiness Is...

Do you remember those old "Love Is" cartoons from the 1970s? I had stationary, stickers, etc. of those things for years. Of course, in the 1970s, I really didn't have a good grasp on what love is other than love for parents and siblings, but still, I liked the idea of romantic love and was one of many people who bought that kitsch. So what brings this to mind? Well, frequently on my drive into work, I drive behind this pick-up truck covered in Marine Corps. stickers, with a little kid sitting behind the front seat and a burly looking guy driving. I assume he has the job of dropping the kid at daycare every morning.

Anyway, among his many stickers is this one, "Happiness is a belt fed weapon." So when I saw the "Happiness is" I was reminded of the "Love is" and I began wondering how seriously this guy was about equating the possession of a powerful weapon with happiness. My thoughts would be, "happiness is getting to spend time with my kid every morning on the way to daycare," or "happiness is this beautiful morning, this great job, my family, etc." - but I would never equate happiness with a gun. I know guys who are major gun enthusiasts and would rank ownership of their weapons pretty high, but as with too many things, it just got me wondering. What is your idea of happiness?

My idea of happiness would be taking a week off to go hiking in the mountains with M






and a brand new German Shepherd puppy.

What is your idea of happiness?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thinking Thinking........
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tweetey30 said...

I hate when your word verification does that to me. I had a nice good comment and the dang verification wasnt there. it said visiual not here or something..lol..

Happiness is being with my family, being able to move on my own with out a scooter, to clean my own house and just be who i am with out anyone caring what i look like, smell like or what nots.. Finding my dream job.

Larena said...

happiness comes in many forms but "it" is within each of us and tho some things make more than one happy it is very individual, If you come I will walk in the mountians with you & I LOVE the puppy...

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