-delighted, pleased, or glad, as over a particular thing.
-the quality or state of being happy.
-good fortune; pleasure; contentment; joy.
is happiness something that can be defined? is it a noun? something tangible that can be put into one category? is it the same for everyone? can it be something everyone feels the same?
or is happiness wild. fierce. undefinable. does it make one person cry and one person laugh without ending? can it be different for every single person, every single day, every single moment? can it be a noun, a verb, and an adjective?
can happiness ever truly be defined?
i think not.
because happiness touches everyone in beautiful, messy, different ways and peeks its sunshine in at millions of different moments.
to me happiness is warm summer nights with windows rolled down. laughter for hours on the phone with my best friend. hugs that never end with momma and unexplained laughter with dad. silly pictures with brother and dinner at the kitchen table. ice filled cups of sweet tea on hot days and hot cocoa beside a fire with frozen noses. new adventures to undiscovered places and butterflies with the unknown. old books that creak when you turn the page and the many smells of fall. old music with old friends and new memories to write about with the ones you love. good movies and sunny days. happiness to me is everything sometimes and nothing at others.
it cant be tamed or captured. it cant be written down or caught on film. happiness is raw, unfiltered, and crazy at times but its the beauty in life that makes everything else worth while.