Thursday, January 15, 2009

To be or not to be.......

That is NOT the question of this post. It is merely a line from a Shakespearean play. It does make me question to be .......what? Oh well, I know what he was getting at. I suppose this post IS asking something similar.

To be happy.....Or not to be happy.......THAT is THE question!

It is not that difficult to consider your answer if you establish the criteria for the question. it goes......................

  • when you get up in the morning, are you looking forward to the day ahead?
  • do you notice the change in the seasons?
  • Do you make the best of your job, whether its your dream job or not?
  • when people are around you for a period of time, do THEY tend to become happier?
  • are you stressed out on Sunday because the next day is Monday?
  • can you enjoy just sitting around with friends doing nothing productive?
  • do others enjoy sharing THEIR good news with YOU?
  • When you see co-workers talking do you assume they are talking about you?
  • Are you so fun when you are happy that others try and make and keep you happy?
  • Do you try to out do yourself?
  • Can you be happy with your best efforts?
  • Do you do the bare minimum to get by?
  • Do you feel you make a difference?
  • Are you approachable?
  • At the conclusion of a conversation, do you feel you talked too much?
  • Do babies like you?
  • Do dogs like you?
  • Do you like dogs?
  • Are you the suck-up in class?
  • Are you the student who excels without advertising it?
  • When lost, will you ask for directions from a stranger?

These are not questions that will scientifically determine whether you are happy or not. DUH! But they are questions we can ask ourselves and decide if we like the answers. If we don't, these are all things we can change.

So are you as happy as you want to be? If not, what are you going to do about it?


MissKris said...

I Bookmarked this one and hope to answer it in an entry on my blog tonite, Pacific Time! :-D

Ronda's Rants said...

Wow...great questions...I am still pondering the meaning of life!
I would say for the most part...happier and better than I used to be...but maybe a little yet to go! I look at my very young self and see how silly I might have been and I am grateful for all the things that have happened to shape me. I am most grateful that my adult children want to be around me...that my dogs love me and that My Hubby wants to spend the rest of his life with me. I have good friends and even if I am only one paycheck away from homeless...I am not homeless! All in all I am blessed!
Thanks again Blogstalker!

Anonymous said...

These are some great questions. I would like to put them where I could see them all the time. Just to improve my happiness.The dog question is a little out there for me. Since getting a dog and the fact that we have a cat. I have decided that I am not really a animal person. Mainly because I ended up taking care of them or pestering everyone else to help with them. If you add them to the fact that I have 5 children. I think you began to understand where I am coming from.

To think you got all of this wonderful comment just from a small question about "Do you like dogs?"

fiona said...

I love it!
Do dogs like you?
Do babies like you?
I think if you answer yes to these then you are a "good" person maybe not 100% happy, but good!
Dogs and Babies NEVER lie!

RhondaLue said...

yes babies and dogs like me. ;)

I like this post. I actually read on someone elses blog a list of things about the new year. One of them said to ask yourself in the morning "what is my purpose today?" I think so often, at least for me, I'm just trying to get THROUGH the day. I am not setting small daily goals to help me feel accomplished. Sometimes I do and I feel great on those days but I need to do it EVERY day. I think we'd all be a lot happier if we had a target we're aiming for each day and not just each YEAR.

EmmaP said...

good questions. except i realize that overall i may be happy, however in certain aspects i am not. like work.

Mike said...

Do dogs like you?
Do you like dogs?


MissKris said...

OK...they're done if you'd like to take a look at my answers. I did them this morning instead...too tired last nite! Have a great weekend, Stalker!

Not a soccer mom said...

Just found your site- and although I tend to shy away from stalkers.. think I may just return out of curiosity.

Jen said...

I think that I am pretty happy. I really can't complain.

Melissa B. said...

I saw Kris' responses to your questions, and have to say I'm a glass half-full kinda gal, too. I most definitely was never the suck up in class...more the opposite! BTW, don't forget Sx3 tomorrow. We'll be in an Inaugural Type of Mood!

Tulsi said...

I'm a happy person. I was told that I can be harping on something bad and turn it around without knowing it. I'll call that a talent since I don't know if I have many. There are to many not happy things out there that aren't mine. That in itself is enough to be happy. I'll keep walking in my shoes.

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