Happiness. .. 

If they ask me how to define happiness I would describe it as living my life without giving definition to everything. Happiness is seeing the sun rise or set in new places. Setting the horizon on fire or turning her into shining gold. 

Happiness is hearing the sound of the ocean, waves dancing with the wind, crashing ashore.

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Happiness is dancing with the waves, on the waves, under the waves.

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Happiness is being surrounded by lush green trees, plants and beautiful flowers, smelling the perfume of everything nature has to offer, feeling the cold moist texture of the earth.

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Happiness is hearing the sounds of nature, leaves whispering in the wind, falling down and gently tickling your skin. 

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It is pure simplicity. It is purity in all its forms. It is freedom. Freedom of expression, freedom of feeling happy or sad or anxious whenever you want to without explaining yourself.

Freedom of going or staying. Freedom of loving and sometimes hurting. Freedom of being you, the true you and not you society expects you to be. Freedom of life, living your dreams, achieving your goals and taking all the time necessary to make everything come true. 

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Happiness is to work. To work on what makes you happy, what makes your soul tremble, what makes your heart skip a beat. Your heart.. not the one of someone else.  Also to work on yourself, your true self and the self you are trying to become. 

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Happiness is making someone genuinely happy with the smallest gesture.  It is loving someone deeper than the ocean itself. 

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Happiness is forgiving someone. Taking the knife out of your own back and not using it to hurt anyone else no matter how they hurt you. 

Happiness is realising what you have today is enough, and what you’ll have tomorrow doesn’t really matter for now.  It is not taking things for granted but being thankful for the things you have today. 

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Happiness is looking at yourself, for yourself; in yourself. It is not comparing, it is not being greedy nor jealous, it is just being you, at its deepest and purest form possible. Because that truly is enough. 

Happiness is how you define for yourself and it is different for anyone else. Happiness is found by yourself within yourself. Like a temple, a sanctuary of stillness, to which you can retreat anytime. 

Published by Ellen Van Liedekerke

A wa(o)ndering soul, made in Belgium, traveling to any place that inspires me. Loving life through the lens of my Nikon D750. In love with sports such as yoga, boxing and surfing in order to escape from the world. Sunsets and sunrises are my favourite TV-shows, I could binge watch them every single day. Currently in Belgium finding my way back to reality but dreaming at the same time of making the world a better place elsewhere.

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