happiness

Happiness, defined; things that help you find happiness, keep it, and share it with others.

Margaret Wolfa month ago
Powerlessness & Invincibility
Breathtaking. That’s the only word that comes to mind when I remember this day and this view. One of my favorite places in Oregon (truthfully, my list of favorite places there is quite long), Crown Po...
Rebekah Brinkleya month ago
Vacations Cost Too Much, Here's a Solution
Sometimes I just want to catch the cheapest flight out of my current location to somewhere new. I've caught myself Googling "cheapest flights from X" too many times. I've even looked into my credit ca...
Davin Paigea month ago
Moral Honesty
Recently I listened to the Brilliant Idiots podcast and it made me think about moral honesty — the ability for us as people to speak our truth even when there could be repercussions. As simple as this...
Vicky Babczyka month ago
"Loneliness is Fine"
Feels like emptiness when I go out at night. Feels like loneliness and loneliness if fine. Feels like emptiness but the emptiness is mine. Feels like loneliness and loneliness is fine. The melancholic...
An Open Letter to My Third Grade Self
Dear "Third Grade Mini-Me," It's been a while and I hope I have made you proud. Third grade definitely wasn't easy and it definitely doesn't get better — at first. You're going to continue growing and...
Kilyn Wymera month ago
Things I Have Learned in My Early 20's
1. Self-care is a necessity, not a luxury. We all need to take time to take care of ourselves. As the saying goes, "You cannot pour from an empty cup." 2. It's okay, and sometimes necessary, to take y...
Dear Me
Dear Me, Hi, this may sound insane, but I am you. I'm not you now, but I am you in the future. I am you at 24 and I wanted to talk to you. Just for a bit. I know 24 isn't old enough for "adult" wisdom...
Siôn Stedmana month ago
Beating the Sunday Night Blues
For those working the regular nine-to-five, Monday-to-Friday pattern, the weekend serves as a pause button, bringing a welcome break to many business activities. A time to kick back and unwind, it's a...
Sayali Kelkara month ago
The Winter Forest
Finally I gave up. I gave up the suffocating inertia that was imprisoning me in my own mind and stepped out of the office in the freezing cold. It was my lunchtime break. "I have only a few minutes. I...
Jess Rozua month ago
What Is Life?
Life is a very weird and complicated thing. No one can truly understand what it is or how it works, or why it even exists. But that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t live it to the fullest. This isn’t me...
Charlie Hancocka month ago
Imperfectly Happy
There is no possible way to be perfect. It is an expectation that is unreachable. So happiness should never be based on trying to be perfect. Life is messy and hard, and kicks you down just to kick yo...
asia kiniela month ago
Perception Is Everything
I remember one day in high school when I was reduced to a number. I was told I was a guy's "20." With my extreme lack of knowledge and understanding towards that term, I was elated to be his "20!" For...
Molly Weinfurtera month ago
Who You Are
A friend of mine recently asked me about how she should act on an upcoming date. Specifically, she wanted to know what to wear, what kind of food to order, and what to talk about. To me, this sounded ...
Rebekah Lotta month ago
Little Leaps of Faith
In my belief and experience as a college student, paying your way through college isn't easy, but thankfully God provided a job to pay the bills! Although I am not a social butterfly always eager to t...
Hannah Whatleya month ago
Make Art
Make art. For artists and creators, there come times in our lives when we hit a dry spell in creativity. We may not dance. We may not play music or write songs. We may not paint, or draw, or take phot...
Michael Reynosoa month ago
How To Overcome Fear?
Welcome, everyone!! My name is Michael, and today, I will discuss a problem where all of us are familiar with, and it is overcoming our fears. So, let’s dive into the discussion about fear!
Moments
In today's society, we are faced with so many choices, decisions, that are in place because of social appearance and media. You have to be thin, but not too thin. You have to be physically fit, but no...
Elijah Taylora month ago
Stuck
The morning starts and I look at my calendar; nothing. Always nothing. No alarms, no anything. I have no money, nothing to do. I fill the day with watching TV/playing video games as per usual, surpris...