DRINKING ALCOHOL TAUGHT ME HOW TO FLY
THEN IT TOOK AWAY THE SKY

Friday, July 10, 2009

HAPPINESS IS WITHIN













HAPPINESS IS WITHIN EACH OF US



FLASH FICTION FRIDAY 55

Friday Flash 55 is a story
written in exactly 55 words.
Let the G-Man know if you write one
and read the ones of your fellow writers.



"HAPPINESS"


What can I do to acquire happiness?


Nothing!


Why?


You already have happiness.


Why do I not feel so happy?


Because you are busy creating unhappiness.


How do I get what is already mine?


Rid yourself of unhappiness.


How?


Discover what causes unhappiness, and look at that resolutely.


Unhappiness will then delete itself.
Happiness remains!

NOTE: It's possible that writing a Flash 55 once-in-a-while will
train me to write blogs of less length than my usual four pages!
The ideas expressed here were obtained from Anthony De Mello,
"The Way To Love"



Today, let us enjoy Peace, Sobriety, and Love for one another.

Love you, Peeps!
Steve E

TRIVIA

The sperm whale sometimes dives as deep as two miles

24 comments:

Tall Karen said...

This is a really good one Mr. Roni! Nice to read a happy topic! It sure looks like more than 55 words...very well done! TK

Steve E. said...

Karen, did you count? I counted again, still got 55, but I can still be wrong, ALSO. Never rule that out, someone told me -grin!

Vicki said...

Love it. Happiness is a state of mind!

CJ said...

I think that you have to chose to be happy. I know people who love to wallow in their own problems and sadness ---yet they have little to be sad about. Yet others who have had hard & difficult lives who are very happy. Hope you are able to choose happiness.

Gin said...

LOVE IT STEVE!!! Notice the caps? That because I like it so much that I'm yelling it...LOVE IT!

Hootin' Anni said...

Great 55 Steve. Y'know, I always try to be happy, it is work sometimes, but wake up with a smile on my face and the day progresses.

My 55 is posted. Have a great weekend.

Lou said...

There you go Steve-O-55. Easy, or IS it? Glad you joined along this week!

Syd said...

Nice one. How true about happiness being within.

Shadow said...

55 words of wisdom, lovely!

G-Man said...

Wow Stevarino, a philosophizin 55?
Ha! I love it!!!
Now don't you feel well rested and energetic after this post?
No writers cramps or headaches..
Thanks for playing, thanks for visiting, and have a Great Week-End... G

Prayer Girl said...

When I have created an unhappiness by thought, word, or deed - then I use the threes "A"s:

AWARENESS
ACCEPTANCE
ACTION

Then.....my unhappiness will "delete", "delete", "delete".

I am "happy" you did a 55. KUTGW :)
ME

Alice Audrey said...

Unhappiness deletes itself? News to me!

Ed G. said...

Nicely said.

Cat said...

Just hit the delete key! Oh I do like this!

Indigo said...

Peace and love and many happy returns dear friend. (Hugs)Indigo

Indigo said...

Peace and love and many happy returns dear friend. (Hugs)Indigo

Dr.John said...

This is a great 55 and very good advice.

Robin said...

Like your post, Steve! Very uplifting!

Eli said...

That's the basic idea, alright. I just need to keep chiseling away at the unhappiness.

Jadey said...

Hey Steve,

Great post. Happiness truly does remain. You just have to look past all the negativity to find it, its there we just have to be willing to grab it. Have a great weekend. My 55 is up

Mona said...

Indeed. Happiness lies within us while it seek it outside!

Brilliant 55ve Steve!

Mike Golch said...

Great message!

Carol said...

yOUR 55 is very Buddhist-y. And true.

anthonynorth said...

I so agree with you here. Optimism is always the best way to be.