HAPPINESS is not in our circumstance, but in Ourselves! ~ John B. Sheerin

 

Happiness is not in our circumstances, but in ourselves.  It is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of a fire.  Happiness is something we are. ~ John B. Sheerin

I saw this quote today and thought WOW, I know when I see a beautiful sunset or rainbow it brings a smile to my face and joy.  So what is happiness?  A while back I wrote a blog post called What is HAPPINESS?   The blog post discussed the poll results from What are the ingredients of happiness?  at that point in time the poll results were Joy, Love and Peace.  At this moment of writing the poll results have changed to “Joy” being number one and “Love” number two.

The definition of “Happiness” according to Merriam -Webster’s Dictionary is the following:

: the state of being happy, well-being, contentment and joy

: an experience that makes you happy, pleasurable or a satisfying experience

good fortune

The quote above  by John B. Sheerin stating “happiness is in ourselves” I agree with that phrase and believe true happiness does comes from within.  The last part of the quote “happiness is something we are”, I’m not totally sure about this statement.  I would love for this part of the quote to be everyone however there are many people who are not happy within.   As a certified professional coach I work with clients to pursue happiness in all aspects of life.  Many of my happy moments were camping at the lake!

What are your happy moments?

More questions to ponder:
  • What are your thoughts about this quote?
  • Do you think happiness is not in our circumstances, but in ourselves?
  • Do you feel happiness is something we are?
Share your thoughts and answers to the questions in leave a reply below. ~Patti 🙂
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6 thoughts on “HAPPINESS is not in our circumstance, but in Ourselves! ~ John B. Sheerin

  1. Hi Patti,

    That quote is so true. A lot of people look for happiness outside of themselves but they end up never finding it. It’s not a single thing or set of cricumstances, it’s a state of being. You can find happiness without needing much else.

    ~Lea

  2. mmorgause says:

    Lovely post! It is quite empowering to take responsibility for our own happiness. Thank you for the inspiration x

  3. Good blog post! Happiness is within us but we don’t look for it inside ourselves. We expect people/things to make us happy.

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