Haiku: Happy For No Reason…

“Act happy, feel happy, be happy, without a reason in the world. Then you can love, and do what you will.” Dan Millman

Haiku: Happy For No Reason… Pages turned or not.

Cold days, long, long nights…
He’s happy for no reason
Pages turned or not…

There are times when joy bubbles up inside of us, even as we’re going through major struggles. What triggers it? Does it even matter? When I saw the picture above, I tried to imagine what life must be like for the delightful Dalai Lama; he always has a sly smile on his face… No reason needed I bet.

“Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.” Immanuel Kant

Haiku: Happy For No Reason… Summer’s gone, naught blooms

Dead flowers, dried leaves
She’s happy for no reason
Summer’s gone, naught blooms…

If you’re reading this post, be rest assured I’m not digging for answers; just making an observation to share in haiku. I suspect we’ve all had those magical moments when irrepressible joy bubbles up and then subsides… I’ll take a few as I continue to gear up with new classes and new decisions. What about you? More below!

“It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.” Chuck Palahniuk

Haiku: Happy For No Reason…May peace blanket you…

Fake smiles, lovers lies
We’re happy for no reason
May peace blanket you…

Hope you felt a bit of no-reason-joy while reading this one… Sending you peace and joyful blessings for the week ahead! What are your thoughts? Do you find yourself feeling joyful for no reason? Do you flash back to what triggered it? What things help you? Do you do more joyful things for yourself? Do share! Thank you. :-)

*Please bear with me as I catch up on your blogs and commenting… I’m back on track with reading and responding to your blogs; albeit at a slow pace. Thank you all for your patience! :-)

Positive Motivation Tip: We can be happy for no specific reason and that’s okay too. Explore the joy!

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos, Dalai Lama and cats via Wikipedia or my personal collection

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

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89 responses to “Haiku: Happy For No Reason…

  1. Joy does just bubble up sometimes! It often comes when I’ve had a quiet day at home and I’m not rushing from one thing to the next! I just begin to relax and enjoy what I’m doing, even if it’s very simple! I wanted to let you know Elizabeth that you disappear from my Reader over and over again! I can’t figure that out! I always come back to find you…but what could that be? I don’t think it’s something you can do a thing about, but I just wanted you to know. I value your posts, and it’s a bit mysterious! Debra

    • TY Debra, I have similar experiences and sometimes when I’m feeling frustrated about life, a feeling arises… As to the blog post disappearances, I have no idea… Gilly had the same experience too. :-(

  2. The best joy seems to happen for no apparent reason. Otherwise it sometimes feels forced.

  3. ‘This relaxation is the space in which happiness grows, and again I repeat: for no reason at all. It is not that you are happy because of something. You are simply happy.’ ” OSHO” Happiness is your nature.’ Good post and good quotes.

  4. wow! two posts from two people back to back,, and they both address that internal happiness that sometimes bubbles up and out! http://missytree.com/2012/10/15/why-the-bloody-hell-would-you-leave-paradise-miss-tree
    isn’t it a great feeling to have those moments/hours/days?!
    i wonder what would happen if every single person on this planet agreed to ATTEMPT to smile and be happy for one day?! :D z

    • TY Z and I’ll check out the link soon. It is terrific to have those moments even though it might seem strange at times… TY! :-)

  5. And may peace blanket you this week too!

  6. you are somebody I should lead by you! – AddGrainOnEarth

  7. winter is a time of rest

  8. I find winter full of unexpected joys since I spend more time inside with my loved ones. I look forward to it each year. I love the first photo with the kittens. So cute.

  9. Hello Elizabeth.
    You just bagged two awards. Congratulations!
    Kindly check my post for the same.

  10. Good Morning, Eliz,
    Thank you for the uplifting post. Awesome! :)

  11. I just love that first photo.

  12. Your first Haiku about acting happy leading to being happy? SO true! I believe it 100%!!

  13. Happy for no reason is such a great photo, I have goosebumps all over – believe it or not – it is such a superb moment to sit here and look at that picture full of spiritual energi – Thanks for sharing … (a little note to you .. yes I have a blog I copied from my own domain to wordpress. {Far Away}) I have man blogs ;) for each purpose ~ Thank you so much for visiting

  14. Wonderful haiku. For me is very, very nice.. Bye Orofiorentino

  15. I have really enjoyed reading your blog and have nominated you for the Reader Appreciation Award: http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/time-to-say-thank-you/

  16. I believe that we human beings can only experience happiness in small doses. This is because it can be so intense, it might just kill us.

  17. A great reminder, so many distractions that we need reminders like this.

  18. A real delightful set.

  19. I so like the picture of the kittens being read to. You know I wake up happy most days. In school I was dubbed: Most Happy-Go-Lucky! I enjoyed your haiku–the expression “happy for no reason” is a good reminder that we aren’t here long.

  20. Yes, your words are perfect – joy does “bubble up” from within. It’s a wonderful feeling. Enjoyed the haiku today.

  21. Isn’t it a wonderful feeling when joy bubbles up? Thanks Elizabeth.
    b

  22. Hi E: I find the simple pleasures make for the best happiness and I like to spread this wonderful feeling around.
    Thanks for spreading your joy and happiness. I so much enjoy your posts. :)

  23. I like this its so positive. Its kinda strange that WP would provide links to older post, but I’m “Happy”. I would have otherwise missed great post such as this. Thank you for being a regular visitor I really appreciate it ♥

    • TY djm! I really appreciate your support and insights too! As for the older posts sent in notifications from WP, I don’t get it either but always click on the home page of a blog I visit after I like/comment on the one they’ve recommended. TY! :-)

  24. This is a joyful read and your spirit glows througb it. The photos are powerful too.
    B

    • TY for your light and love.. This was spontaneous and tied to the first photo. I’m glad many shared their views/experiences on it. :-)

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  26. Just to confess to stealing and posting part of this post on my blog.http://emotionalfitnesstraining.com/2012/10/15/happy-for-no-reason/

    Well, not stealing because you got full credit and my readers were directed to your site. I am so glad to count you among my blogging friends.

    • TY for the re-blog Katherine! I enjoyed reading the additional notes on your blog. :-)
      Ditto: I am so glad to count you among my blogging friends too. :-)

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  28. Allyson Mellone

    I appreciate the quotes you find. Happiness is an imagination. OURS and only OURS! Thank you!

  29. Loved the first picture!!!

  30. That’s very true.
    One can be happy by just wanting to be happy.
    Being happy for no reason is something that we can master I guess.
    Very inspiring post

  31. How lovely it is to be happy for no reason! Great post!

  32. Cheers to exploring joy! An activity highly under rated as far as I’m concerned!

  33. Smile to yourself for no reason — and you will feel happy for no reason =)

  34. Which is the best reason of all! Thanks for stopping by to say hello! Margie

  35. Happiness is a gift we all need to embrace and keep in our hearts for as long as we can and share it generously as much as we can…no limits, no bounds. Love the post!

  36. Joy when it’s unexpected is even more joy. It comes down to a state of the mind, and for that reason I like the quote by Immanuel Kant. Enjoy the day!

  37. Smiling for no reason, laughing for no reason… being happy for no reason is a blissful utopia, but it does exist, even for a few moments. And I love these moments.

  38. You continually inspire us Elizabeth!

    • Same with you… Hope everyone has recovered in your household? I’m back to another bout with the sniffles but milder this time. :-)

  39. I’m very amused by Dalai Lama’s cats!

  40. I am thinking happy thoughts now. Love these quotes. :-) Big smiles to you.

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  42. “It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.” Had never paid that much heed, but how true!!

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