Name Someone Who Makes You Happy

An Inside Job

Is that an accurate question – that someone could make you happy? Often we hear that happiness is an inside job, which leads me to wonder whether my own question is nonsensical.

Yesterday, out of the blue I called up my daughter and invited her out on a road trip. Immediately. Well after she dropped off the baby at daycare. That meant we had about eight hours to go be happy together. And we were as we drove and finally ended up at the lake.

Very recently, in conversation with her about life, her journey and mine at this point in my living, I shared with my daughter that being happy is a state that is fairly new to me. Those of you who have read the pieces of my story that I have shared over the years on my blogs know this. Happiness was a fleeting experience and to be frank, observing people as much as I do, it is true to say that many are only happy on the surface.

Happy Now And Forevermore

My childhood was cut short by sexual abuse and so my memories of unadulterated and continuous feelings of happiness are dim. My introduction to this feeling came around 2008 or thereabouts. Recovering from the self-inflicted wounds after the end of my longest relationship (to date), Happy came to visit with me. It was my spiritual director who made the introductions and with her help, and that of a psychologists who was treating me for just under a year, the meaning of “happiness is an inside job,” became clear.

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happyToday, after many stumbles and falls I know that the person who makes me happy is Me. Everyone and everything else are simply reflection of the state of my inner happiness. Those who have liked my Facebook page know that my two year old granddaughter, Mahalia, is often described by me as the Joy and Light of my life – and that she is. However, knowing from personal experiences with my own mother, I know that “as within so without.” Β This quote is one of my favourites on happiness:

β€œEver since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.” Hafez

Stop running and reflect on the true meaning of happiness in your life. Are you happy? Who in your life helps you to bask in your happiness? Share your thoughts with me in the comments below. What do you think about today’s “Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words?” Subscribe and not miss any of our posts and publications. It is FREE and your privacy is guaranteed.

Have a happy rest of the day!

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20 thoughts on “Name Someone Who Makes You Happy

  1. Happiness is definitely an inside job for sure, no matter what happens around you. And then comes my family as they are the ones that bring you joy, who stand with you when you are down. Thanks for inspiring.

  2. Awesome Post Claudette. I totally agree that Happiness IS AN INSIDE JOB, when we allow feeling s of happiness to be our predominant thoughts, we attract more of that into our lives.

    So we attract more people who give off positive vibes in alignment with our happy thoughts. It is an energy…So those people who think someone can make them happy have missed the lesson of it starts with you.

    We are all Divine beings with an ability to create joy happiness, peace and all kinds of goodies in our lives and those around us, just by thinking good happy thoughts!

    Thank You for sharing!

  3. [ Smiles ] Thank you for sharing an inspirational post!

    1. Ms Claudette

      And thank you for visiting Renard! πŸ™‚

  4. Rosey

    I love that you named the person as you!! That should be the first person we all think of, but i confess I thought of the kids first. πŸ™‚

    1. Ms Claudette

      Yes, there was a time when my daughter would have been the first person who came to mind. But life and the passing of the years taught me that it starts in me. Thanks for sharing Rosey. πŸ™‚

  5. My family is my happiness, this is really worth reading. Share is a must for this!

    1. Ms Claudette

      You are a darling Nicole! Thank you and much love to your happiness, your family. πŸ™‚

  6. Good to hear you’ve picked yourself up and are happy today. Great inspiration for those who haven’t yet.
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    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you Scott! πŸ™‚

  7. You are so right about people appearing happy, but not really so. I was asked this question before and I answered that I was indeed happy cause I know who I am and accept just that. My family helps me in my happiness, but I am the one responsible for it.
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    1. Ms Claudette

      Yes, we are individually responsible for our happiness. The support and love of others only adds to what we already have. Thanks for sharing that! πŸ™‚

  8. So many people make me so so so happy. Obviously my family, even if we don’t see eye to eye on pretty much everything – but my fiance, I have to say, he definitely is my # 1 source of happiness in person form! πŸ™‚

    1. Ms Claudette

      So much joy in your life GiGi! I can see it shining through in your posts/blog. πŸ™‚

  9. this was so nice to read about, its great that you have such happiness
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    1. Ms Claudette

      Thanks Crystal, it truly is! πŸ™‚

  10. Elizabeth O.

    My daughters are the two top people who puts a smile on my face everyday. They are definitely my source of happiness and no matter what I’ve pain I’ve been through in the past, it’s all worth it because of them!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Precious are they not…our children? Thanks for sharing that Elizabeth! πŸ™‚

  11. My husband makes me happy beyond belief. My kids too.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Isn’t that so wonderful when the person you marry does that in your life! Lovely! Thanks for sharing that TP! πŸ™‚

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