Within and without

Within and without

A thoughtful assertion, that cheerfulness is as much internally derived as externally influenced.   Wish you the conditions needed to have it come to you both from within and without.Cheerfulness, it would appear, is a matter which depends fully as much on the state...
Freedom from alarms

Freedom from alarms

One of the joys of leaving a job is the growing awareness that waking becomes a natural process, rather than an aural shock.  This doesn’t necessarily mean waking late, just naturally, and I still get up as early as I ever did, about six in the winter and five...
Plump with happiness

Plump with happiness

Another beautiful description of a young dog’s capacity for joy and playfulness, even when hungry and abandoned. Vasily Grossman seems to have had a particular sensitivity to animals and appears to convey the deeper reverberations of their souls.  Whether this...
All in one nuannaarpoq description

All in one nuannaarpoq description

In this wish-list John Keats, English poet and nuannaarpoq award winner No. 3 (according to this website), covers quite a few building blocks of happiness. Noteworthy is his mention of ‘health’ early on, given that it was illness that cut short his...

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