Happiness - My One Word for 2017

Sunday, January 08, 2017

In my previous post, I already declared that my word for this year is HAPPINESS. 

hap·pi·ness

/ˈhapēnəs/

noun

the state of being happy:
synonyms: pleasure, contentment, satisfaction, cheerfulness, merriment, gaiety, joy, joyfulness, lightheartedness, well-being, enjoyment, exuberance, elation, jubilation, bliss, blissfulness

I decided to choose this word because despite of trying my best to live a simple, uncomplicated life in the past, I still experience deep sorrow (due to loss of a loved one) and frustrations.  Well, we cannot avoid those things that make us sad, right? However, the weight of sadness can be reduced by having a positive outlook in life. Being grateful in spite of adversities and challenges can also help us ease the burden we carry on our shoulders.  
In times of disappointments, we should try to find solace in the arms of our loved one (spouse, children, relatives). Let us avoid sulking and self-pity.  Personally, I am blessed with a loving and supportive husband who never fails to cheer me up when I am down and backs me up when negative people attack me.  Likewise, I have two amazing children. Thea and Yohan are sweet and thoughtful - their "I love you's", warm hugs and kisses lift my spirit up whenever I am sad, tired and frustrated. These three wonderful persons in my life continue to give me strength and inspiration. My mom and siblings also put smile on my face whenever we speak on the phone. Living miles away from each other is not a hindrance to give words of encouragement to each other. 
This year, I declare to be HAPPY always...Yes, there will be problems and challenges but I won't allow myself and my household to dwell so much on them.  
If you have read my previous past, I mentioned there that my 2016 ended with a trace of sadness due to some issues on my present job.  I really really hope that those issues will be resolved soon so that I can finally move on and continue to be productive and at the same time happy in workplace. 
I will try my best to be a joyful daughter, happy wife, happy Mama, and a cheerful friend this 2017.
I will practice mindfulness. I will also start my bullet journal... More about it on my succeeding post/s. 
How about you, have you thought about your One Word for 2017? Don't be shy to share, hit the comment section below this post. xoxo

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