Thinking About Happiness

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1. Is there a difference between happiness and fulfillment? What does it take for you to be happy? What does it take you to be fulfilled? Are the qualities the same?

Things that make me feel happy-

Cheeseburgers and makeup that doesn’t run or smear and finding out that one of my favorite shows that hasn’t been on tv for ages is now streaming on line are things that make me feel happy.

Looking back over my notebooks and blogs and seeing that I have been writing non stop for over three years makes me sit back and sigh with satisfaction- when my dog is able to problem solve on his own makes me feel the same way. I feel a sense of fulfillment.

So I think that there is a big difference between happiness and fulfillment.

Happiness is a thrill and it’s something I like to share.

Fulfillment is a feeling I like to keep to myself.

I wonder why that is?