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100 Words of Happiness

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I’m concerned about someone I love right now. I’m worried she’s unhappy and that her unhappiness is propelling her out of her current situation and into one that could be worse.

And thus, happiness has been weighing on my mind of late. Her happiness, my own, the happiness of the world at large. Yes, there have been some deep thoughts on the subject.

Happiness. It’s hard to measure, difficult to define and intangible. But I’m not here to write about this complex topic, all I would like to do is share a list with you today.

It’s my 100 words of happiness. There’s no specific reason for selecting 100 words, the number simply felt right. Your list may have more words, or it may have less. I’m aware that some of my words may not make sense to you and the list is in no particular order, although some words mean more to me than others.

What I do know, is that just writing this list made me very happy indeed. Now, if only it were so simple to help my dear friend.

Laughing. Hugging. Holding hands. Family time. Babies. Our countries. Friends. Connecting. Community. Deep conversations. Health. Walking. Sweating. Massages. Bubble baths. Curls. Red nail polish. Cotton dresses. Flip flops. Big earrings. Being home. Clean laundry. Crisp sheets. Fresh flowers. Candles. Music. Rainy day movies. Dancing. Farmer’s markets. Red wine. Cooking. Hot chocolate. Champagne. Fresh bread. French butter. Cheese. Cake. Chocolate. Reading. Learning. Writing. Creating. Photographs. Notebooks. Blank pages.  Journaling. Traveling. Blue skies. Sunshine. Heat. Beach. Ocean. Swimming. Sunsets. Sunrises. Palm trees. Exploring. Picnics. Campfires. Autumn. Blossom. Anticipation. Dreaming. Planning. Becoming. Smiling. Silence. Simplicity. Sleep. Animals. Art. Helping. Gifting. Giving back. Gratitude.

Do you have any of you own happy words that you care to share?




  • mamavalveeta03 September 30, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Beautiful, Esther! And right where my mind is at…simplicity. I’m taking a class on Simplicity that a friend is leading. I’ve met new people, and already, it’s made a difference in my day-to-day level of observation…just being present in the moment. Thx!

    • Esther Zimmer October 4, 2015 at 2:14 pm

      Hi Valerie! Thank you! A class on Simplicity? That sounds fabulous! I’m glad you’re enjoying it and I couldn’t agree more that learning to be present in the moment can make a difference to our everyday. Thanks for commenting! Esther xx

    • 1010 Park Place October 9, 2015 at 4:27 pm

      Simplicity! Now that kids are gone and we’re redefining where we see our lives going, simplicity is in order. Thanks for sharing! xoxox, Brenda

  • Barbara Hammond October 2, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Love it!

    • Esther Zimmer October 4, 2015 at 2:14 pm

      Thank you so much, Barbara! Esther xx

  • 1010 Park Place October 3, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    I’ve made lists of words for other things, but not happiness. I will do that, now! Thanks. xoxo, Brenda

    • Esther Zimmer October 4, 2015 at 2:15 pm

      I hope you enjoyed writing your list, Brenda! I have stuck mine on my office notice board and just looking at it makes me smile! Essie xx

  • Linda Hummel October 5, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Esther, this is simply lovely! –Linda

    • Esther Zimmer October 5, 2015 at 6:17 pm

      Hi Linda! And thank you so much! Esther xx

  • Haralee October 13, 2015 at 10:20 am

    To barter my happiness is not a situation I would want to be in. To your list I would add; my cats, ice cream, blueberries, fresh snow.

  • Irene April 23, 2016 at 7:53 am

    Puppies, art, smiling eyes, candles, pine, maple, streams

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