Thursday, April 28, 2011

Love And Happiness

"There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved". (George Sand) 
I love the simplicity and wisdom of the happiness quote above. Love and happiness... Love and happiness seem to go hand in hand for many people. Love lightens up our faces in a way never expected. When you are in love, somehow, all of a sudden, no mountain is too high and happiness is easily achieved.

Many people would argue that love is the recipe for happiness. Of course, there are others that would argue that health or money is the way to happiness. But I don't entirely agree with these last ones. Yes, wealth is good, but it doesn't bring happiness. Health is good too, but it doesn't have much to do with happiness either. Dan Gilbert says that one year after winning the lottery or losing a leg, people were equally happy.

Love and happiness have numerous benefits on people's health. When you feel happiness and love, this results in the creation of healthy cells, healthy organs and healthy bodies. Cells regenerate every moment and happy thoughts regenerate healthy cells. Love by far, is the greatest medicine on our planet.

Love and happiness go hand in hand. We need to feel loved and secure in order to be happy. We also need to love back or the balance is disturbed. Researchers showed that it is the quality, not the quantity of our relations that brings us on the path to happiness. Also married people tend to be happier than single ones. Happiness does not depend on our nationality, sex, age or possessions. Happiness is love related. True acts of love can lead to lasting happiness in our lives.

"If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can he dealt with." (Michael Jackson)
Human beings are social animals and we base our happiness on the quality of the relations we manage to establish and maintain. Maybe not all the relations we have are love based as you might understand love, but love is not a basic feeling. Love is a secondary feeling made out of passion, commitment and intimacy in various proportions. And that's the reason why we cannot love twice the same.

For many people establishing good and loving relations with others might be a problem. Though there are lots of books and magazine articles that pretend to sell you love and friendship recipes, the truth is that happiness has no universal recipe. Some tips might work for some people, some for others, some in one situation but not in another. Also, it is always good to remember that in a relationship implies two people. There just isn't such a thing as a one person relationship. Though happiness comes from within sometimes our happiness seems to depend on other people's love and acceptance. One thing to keep in mind is that it is most likely that being loved by somebody does have as much to do with you as it has to do with the other person. Finding our own happiness sources has to do only with our own person.

"The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for." (Allan K. Chalmers)


8 comments:

Jane said...

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. Victor Hugo

Lance said...

Mmmm...love and happiness...two things which are so meaningful to a life well-lived.

What a joy to read this today, and let your words soak into my soul...

Ree said...

There is no price tag for happiness and love and what can be more important than love and happiness?

Stacy said...

Love is so important to ones happiness! Despite our culture glorifying the endless positives of remaining unattached, while still being addicted to happiness, the truth is that love and happiness go hand in hand as you so well put it above.

Katie said...

Love and happiness
Something that can, make you do wrong
Make you do right, love

Love and happiness
Wait a minute something's going wrong
Someone's on the phone
Three o'clock in the morning

Talkin' about, how she can make it right
Well, happiness is when
You really feel good, about somebody
Nothing wrong with being in love with someone

Oh baby, love and happiness
(Love and happiness)
Love and happiness
(Love and happiness)

Love and happiness
(Love and happiness)
Love and happiness

You be good to me
I'll be good to you
We'll be together
We'll see each other
Walk away with victory
[ From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/a/al-green-lyrics/love-and-happiness-lyrics.html ]

Oh baby, love and happiness
(Love and happiness)
Love and happiness
(Love and happiness)

Make you do right, love'll make you do wrong
Make you come home early
Make you stay out all night long
The power of love

Wait a minute, let me tell you, about the power
The power of love, power, power
Make you do right, love'll make you do wrong

Love and happiness
Love and happiness
Love and happiness
Love and happiness

Make you want to dance, love and happiness
Love is, wait a minute
Love is, walkin' together, talkin' together
Say it again, say it together... - Al Green lyrics :)

Daniel said...

Loving and peaceful relations with our friends, family, significant other (AND with ourselves) are vital for happiness to exist inside of us.

Damon said...

One quote that saved my marriage - "What counts in making a happy relationship is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility." (Daniel Goleman). It was lovely reading this! Thanks!

Tarra said...

I love the thought that love and happiness go hand in hand...Well said!!

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