Have you ever known someone who thought that if they had a new car, new house, new spouse, new laptop, blah, blah, blah, that they would at last be happy? If only it were that easy! Happiness is inside us. We make it happen. Here’s a simple quote about happiness from one of my favorite fantasy series.

There is never any reason for happiness. Yet it exists. -Kate Elliot, Spirit Gate: Book One of Crossroads

Writing Prompt: write about a character who learns this lesson the hard way.

Journaling Prompt: write about a time when you thought that you would be happy after you bought something or something happened. How did that turn out?

Art Prompt: Happiness

Nonfiction / Speech Writing Prompt: Write about happiness – what makes you happy? When have you been happy even though there was no reason for it?

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2 Responses to Prompt #8: Happiness

  1. Amy Koch Johnson says:

    Happiness- “There is never any reason for happiness. Yet it exists. -Kate Elliot.”

    Happiness and others happiness: I ponder quite a bit. Within myself I ponder my own happiness questioning it in a mediation stance as a 3rd person looking in. I do the same upon pondering the happiness within others in order to not judge them and be objective. I have come to the conclusion this far that happiness is an inherit disposition bestowed upon the people who have happiness for no reason at all. I also feel that it depends on the culture that an individual identifies themselves with and grew up inside of that can create many issues that arise to rob an individual of natural happiness that could otherwise be inherited for no reason at all. Dna experts have come forth with studies that depression is 100% genetic.

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