Weekly Image of Life: Happiness

The perfect time to do a post on happiness …. when i am in pain and on a weird drug high  after jaw surgery for osteomyelitis. I know happiness has nothing to do with pain, but with loving life, that rare chance of being here, being conscious and living each moment. Most of the universe is Dark Matter, and the part of life we know makes up about 5% of the known universe. Somehow we are in the fuzzy five percent where we can experience happiness!

Here are images of some happy moments, valued by us human beings because our values have been ingrained in us according to those things that enhance our chances of survival. We love out grandchildren because those ancestors who did care for grandchildren had more descendants ….

bliss 🙂

We are really happy when we provide food for our family, and the thrill of successful hunter or the prolific gatherer is deeply felt!

successful hunter!

Food is big source of happiness, because providing food meant more chance of life and reproduction of successive generations …. here is youngest son looking very happy about cooking up a treat for the family which of course includes his very beautiful wife…. not pictured here but regulars know her!

making food for those you love

For some of us happiness is enhanced when we feel we are doing something for others … the awareness that we are all One means that we wish for All to be happy, All to be well, All to be blessed with health and abundance.

praying that all life shares in happiness

This post is part of the first photo challenge organised by island traveler, a Weekly Image of Life challenge, with the first focus being Happiness …. would you like to join in? Follow the link and go searching for our own images of happiness!