Happy new Year is making the rounds and I want to emphasize that other little word associated with Happy New Year that we hear about every year but don't spend enough quality time or emphasis on it i.e. the word HAPPY. Without the word happy...just saying New Year New Year to each other doesn't quite connect. We need more and the word happy fits the bill!
A showing of pleasure or contentment driven by feelings and well-being with a specific destination namely the human being. Happy doesn't work on Nature, machines, plants, animals or insects. Yet it does convey quite well a state of mind and sort of blessing to receive or give to one another.
Happy can be used in many ways starting with the traditional Happy New Year. Lets explore some other HAPPY'S that are just as inviting and rewarding and some have their own specific timing too
1. Happy Birthday: its a way of saying to an adult I am glad you are here. To a child it says have fun!
2. Happy Camper: Camping can be inconvenient but if effort is made to offset it you get this
3. Happy medium: How can we all be absolutely right? Well if we all agree to this we will be
4. Happy go lucky: Here is a state of mind that no matter what takes place this person is above it all
5. Happy hour: Uh-oh as this involves an artificial stimulus as the rule but one can achieve it without
HAPPY MAKES THE ROUNDS
Happy as a clam is an interesting statement. Perhaps it has something to do with while being underwater, the upper shell is separated from the lower forming a smile if you will. We think so!
Trigger happy now a days raises eyebrows unless you are at a target range. It suggests one is happiest when pulling the trigger? The feeling of shooting a gun provides a powerful experience ...but happy? Here it has the shadow of saying to a gun-toter you are over-doing it. Perhaps it is related to following
Happy hunting grounds. One Native Indian expressing his own feelings or wishing the best for another who has to live off the land & has found a place to do so. If all goes well continually, these grounds are it
Behold the happy couple which describes two people glad to be with each other at least in the moment sighted doing so. There was a song called GET HAPPY as in change your attitude. Not that simple to do
Be advised that happy is as happy does. One cannot practice anti-happiness and then claim to be happy or have happy. IT CAN'T BE DONE. Think: phony smiles or laughter. It has to be genuine happy to work
Long life and happiness is a blessing or a toast that we wish on one another. In order for the word happy to have meaning as suggested, one would have to have the contrast to fully appreciate it. Having lack of happy for anything makes one fully appreciate happy when it is sighted and joins-up
In Real Estate, I have used the phrase let's find happy with good results. You see no one argues this or if they were arguing they STOP right way. Of course the work required is subjective for what makes me happy may not make you happy. When everyone answers the questions ARE YOU HAPPY? We are there
Happy ending is something Disney specialized in with all its early releases like Snow White and Cinderella, Pinocchio Bambi and more. A rousing chorus, a beautiful sight, deep feelings of good surfacing with the sun beckoning all say it. What type of closure would you want? Happy does the trick!
Happy days either are here again (they left but are back). Lack of happy makes us appreciate happy more. Unfortunately we have to lose happy to find it but when we do, our happiness is complete
Curly of the Three Stooges fame asks: Are you happy or are you married? Some chuckle others grimace
Is there such a thing as Happy Happy? Happy doesn't need anything it performs nicely on its own
Next time you want to scold someone for not living up to your expectations try saying this: I am very unhappy with you and watch how you get their full attention. No screaming or arguing just facts
HAPPY TRAILS TO YOU