Happiness is the quiet moment hidden in the blur of a busy day.

Happiness is the hot coffee handed to you after a day’s work

Happiness is the smell of freshly cut grass

Happiness is the tiny voice that calls out “mama , dada”

Happiness is the sight of your children playing

Happiness is having enough money in your bank account to buy that dress

Happiness is having a place to call home

Happiness is having your parents get to know their grandkids

Happiness is that song you hear which transports you back in time

Happiness is the sound of your baby sleeping

Happiness is meeting an old friend

Happiness is making a new friend

Happiness is laughing until you cry

Happiness is your inner voice telling you -”you can do this”

Happiness is hearing your child’s laughter

Happiness is holding your partner’s hand

Happiness is an ice-pop on a hot Summer’s day

Happiness is Christmas morning

Happiness is family gatherings

Happiness is spotting the daffodils coming back to life

Happiness is knowing your child

Happiness is those firsts with your child, regardless of their age

Happiness is the smell of a fire burning as the rain beats against the window

Happiness is being loved

Happiness is showing love

Happiness is finding old photographs

Happiness is watching old family movies

Happiness is hearing the birds tweet as the sun slowly raises

Happiness is walking along the beach

Happiness is watching your child grow

Happiness is going home to a full busy house

Happiness is going home to a quiet house

Happiness is dancing

Happiness is singing

Happiness is making plans

Happiness is not having to set the alarm clock

Happiness is sharing your joy

Happiness is sharing in others joy

Happiness is…

Happiness is all around us.

Sometimes we are too busy to realise that we have a lot of happiness in our lives and that it is indeed the little things in life that can bring the most happiness


I hope you find your happiness on this International day of Happiness!

This was originally published on FireflyFriends




September 22, 2017 at 1:40 pm

A beautiful poem, this! We sometimes forget that sources of happiness are abundant around us, if we just open our eyes and look. Have a great weekend!

March 28, 2018 at 8:26 am

This is so true Ger! Happiness is the little joys in everyday life. It’s great to remind everyone of this 🙂 xx

March 28, 2018 at 11:00 am

Beautifully written! Have to agree that happiness is the smell of freshly cut grass… even better when someone else does it for you 🙂 Sim x

March 28, 2018 at 7:51 pm

Oh this is so lovely – It is easy to forget the simple things that make us happy. Kaz

March 28, 2018 at 8:41 pm

It’s so nice to take a moment and enjoy the little moments. Happiness is all around us. Beautiful post

March 29, 2018 at 5:29 am

What a lovely piece! You’re right sometimes we are too on the go and too busy to know where our happiness is x

March 29, 2018 at 8:21 am

Ah, loved that. Always so important to be reminded of the happiness that really is all around us. In the things that we often don’t notice or just take for granted!

March 29, 2018 at 9:39 am

So many true statements here 🙂 To me Happiness is good food and good wine and seeing my little one happy and playing 🙂

March 30, 2018 at 8:51 am

Love this poem. It’s really beautiful and so true, happiness doesn’t have to be the result of big gestures, it can be found in the small things too x

March 30, 2018 at 11:07 am

What a beautiful post, I loved reading this as it really made me smile 🙂 I like to find the happiness in my life all the time as it really puts life into perspective.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Keep up with Ethan
Get great contents delivered straight to your inbox as they are published,
just a click away,
Sign Up Now.
Email address
First Name
Last Name