Being Happy

 

am i happy? a simple question yet with tons of varied answers.
 
Being happy is something that everybody strives for, others have thought that being happy means being a good person or being able to live a good life.  And for me, being a happy person is as simple as being simple, contented, true to myself as well as to all the people around me.

but what makes me happy? is there a way or even more than one way to measure happiness?  Yes, I am happy, I’m a happy person and for me happiness means:

Being quiet in prayer for 10 minutes each morning, meditating.
Living each day with a simple, worry-free life.
Spending quality time with family and loved ones.
Calling up or texting mom and telling that I miss her.
Waking up with a SMILE.
Laughing with friends.
Crying sometimes.
Sharing stories with friends.
Accepting emotions — acknowledging emotions of others, positive or negative, including frustration, sadness and disappointment, helps us to create a more realistic view and allows us to gain a better perspective about life. But accepting feelings and emotions doesn’t mean we should always act on them.  We must always take a minute to cool down or pause before we act or give feedback.
Doing some workouts at the gym or inside the room.
Giving a glass of water to the postman and garbage collector.
Reading a good book.
Listening to Daughtry.
Taking a quiet walk with a loved one while holding hands.
Watching PBB and TV Patrol.
Chatting with family and friends.
Having pets, cleaning the aquarium – Having a pair of love birds or various kinds of fish in an aquarium can also help alleviate loneliness and boredom.
Cooking for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Blogging of course, responding to comments, giving constructive feedbacks.
Malling. (i just came from Al Rashed)
Watching classic movies.
Collecting caps, various items associated with BATMAN.
Making popcorn.
Sharing problems. Resolving problems.
Sending birthday greetings to loved ones and friends.
And ofcourse, playing warcraft-DOTA.

Being happy is being contented.  We should focus on what we have, not on what we don’t have.  Bacause satisfaction doesn’t come from getting what we want, but wanting what we already have.

Being happy is being simple. Happiness doesn’t come from material things –luxurious cars, clothes, i-phone, cash – happiness is found within. But how can we find it if we don’t have the simplicity of time and space to discover the most important things in life?  How can we reach the depths of our soul if we are too busy impressing others?  I believe that we should possess the simplicity of time and space to embrace what is important to us.  Along the way, we will discover that the most important things in life are not the things but the persons who have become part of our life.  We have our family and friends around us, and with them, we should be complete and be happy.  Above all, we must be happy for He is always up there looking upon us, protecting and taking care of us.

Being happy is being BON – being simple, being true and being contented.

Be happy always . Wishing you all a very HAPPY Christmas!

58 Responses to Being Happy

  1. Emir says:

    yes indeed…

    bons: thanks!

  2. teentoinks says:

    Ni-click ko yung LIKE button (hanapin mo!)…. kasi aylayk this post!

    Haha… natatawa ako. Yun lang! Being happy is being englishingnessful! haha… queber, may word na ganyan, wag na makelam!

    Hays dinugo ako! Maaga ako kasi kakasimba ko lang, at nasa mood akong mag okray ngayon! BWaahahhaa…

    Oks yung entry mo, ang saya! Nangingiti lang ako habang binabasa ko. That’s exactly who you are…. Pero minsan, you are more of idealistic than realistic kaya… don’t worry “minsan” lang yun, in some situations, places, things… etc etc…! Hehe…

    Being contented is something that is so simple yet hard to achieve, teka nga… don’t tell me may “VOW OF SIMPLICITY” ka na? Nyahaha… san ba papunta yun sa Politics? or Seminary? ahihihi.. (joke)

    Kidding aside, it’s always nice to hear you HAPPY and CONTENTED. This post is simply describing the person who can be very optimistic and attached to the glamor of love.. on this life’s full of challenges. :)

    Have a happy and blessed Christmas sa bansang walang Pasko, be contented! ahihihi…

    PS.
    MELASON fan ka noh? ahihihi…

    bons: ahaha. tawa ko ng tawa! langya ka! alam ko kung san mo click ung YOU LIKE THIS! sa FB un hehe. anyway, salamat naman at naipasa ko ang hapines habang nagbabasa ka eh napapangiti ka! sana ganun din maging impact sa iba! lahat tayo dapat maging masaya! at teka sa vow of simplicity tawa ako ng tawa ayan na naman yan wag ka maingay at baka ma-analyse pa ng mga taong nakaputi eh mahirap na! hamo na ung isa sa atin ang magdala ng lahat ng ating kahinaan! =) Being Happy, thats exactly bon na kakilala mo matagal na matagal ng panahon. Positive side ng battery ang icon ko alam mo yun haha. (+) awwts hindi krus yan! baka kung ano na naman maisip mo hekhek.
    Be Happy tins! Salamat sa nakakatuwang comment! naaliw din ako promise! lalo sa “englishingnessful” haha!

  3. being happy doesn’t always come easy, but yeah right, if we are true to ourselves, if we are certain to what is important to us, if we make things simple, if we find contentment — then we will find happiness and BEING HAPPY will make us complete.

    stay happy :) merry christmas!

    bons: thanks bro! alam ko naman na ikaw din ay isa sa mga taong punong puno na positibong pananaw sa buhay! continue being happy!

  4. topexpress says:

    Amen… Living our lives with contentment leads to a peaceful and happy living.

    You are just the same BON i’ve met tol, regardless of the achievements u had. Keep it up!

    Stay happy and simple.

    Godbless :D

    bons: thanks! oo naman I AM BON. and will always be! hehe salamat salamat! parang ikaw lang punong puno ng energy at hapines para lang laging naka enervon! hep hep!

  5. taga-bundok says:

    Aha! Si Kuya Boni… Wait, teka. Ako hindi happy, pero happy ako para sa’yo. Hehe… At dahil english post ‘to… At ikamo eh chuchal akong taga-bundok (wit! wit), por favor muy guapito… Eto daanan mo rin: http://patpatingtalinghaga.wordpress.com/2009/12/07/idlip/ promise di yan english. Haha!

    Serious mode: happiness can be found in simple things oftenly neglected by most human beings. contentment comes when we feel so blessed with God’s overflowing grace. let us all be thankful to Him.

    Pag, uwi ko ng Pinas… Tatambay ako lagi sa Boni Station. Masaya na ako nun. Hehe. :)

    bons: haha salamat tagabundok! talagang english din yung seriousmode mo ha! sige at dadaan ako dyan sa entry mong “idlip” salamat uli sa pagdalaw! =) welcome palagi dito!

  6. Sniper says:

    Inspiring, kakamis ang good things at getting together na sa kabila ng kakapagod na araw ang kwentuhan ng magkakaibigan at pamilya ang tlgang nakakawala ng pagod, makikita mo ang saya sa mata ng bawat isa. Malungkot ang nagiisa at malayo sa pamilya alam ko ramdam ng bawat isang nagtatrabaho sa malayong lugar o ibang bansa ang kalungkutan at kasabikan sa mga kasiyahan na dulot nga samahan. Simplicity is really a happiness, wag mo punuin ng material things ang buhay mo na akala mo yun ang makakapagpasaya sayo, may mga bagay na maari ka maibigay sa pamilya mo, kaibigan o kahit mag ina o matanda na nanlilimos sa isang kalye na ang simpleng bagay na yun e makakapag pasaya sa kanila. Tama ka pre being happy is Being BON (Being On Natural) hindi being natural ha,kasi magkaiba yun hehehe, being on Natural islike being on a simple world… God Bless Tol, I miss the time na nakakapagkentuhan tayo ng tropa hehehe. Ingatz

    bons: wow ganda naman ng sinabi mo tol! kakaiba talaga pag ikaw nagsalita parang hindi mo bagay hehe! parang robot lang na nilagyan ng puso hihi! namiss ko ang kasama ka sa trabaho kasi ikaw ang palage nanlilibre ng sopas o kung ano man sa AU canteen! awwts! sniper pa! si GINO po sya! haha. salamat din sa BON (Being On Natural) alam ko masaya pasko mo dahil yung mga sakripisyo mo unti unti nading nagbubunga! keep on rockin tol! malawak pa ang mundo! merry christmas!!

  7. Ax says:

    Merry Christmas din po Kuya Bons.

    Those simple things in life are what makes a man happy. The simple gestures of appreciation, dreaming, walking your dog in town/beach, having a cold water on a hot day, and the sorts.

    Merry Christmas po ulit.

    bons: salamat ax! tama ka dyan sa mga sinabi mo! =)

  8. alkapon says:

    Maligayang pasko boni,.. happy ka pala. painom ka na.. sagot ko pulutan.. he he he

    bons: oo inuman na! tagay tagay! hik!

  9. meliza catedral says:

    wagi ka tlaga bons sa pagssulat! writer talaga! lahat na cnabi mo ay tama..halata nga hapi ka sa mga pic mo sa fs mo..ur enjoying ur lyf to the fullest! wala kang cnasayang na oras..
    anyways dumudugo ilong ko sa pagbbasa ng blog mo kasi lahat english..wahahah!joke..yAN TULOY NAPAENGLISH AKO NG KONTI
    ngapala bkit ka napaenglish dito sa blog mo! ngyn me nakabasa na english blog mo ah! iba talaga pag hapi ka ngging foreinger na sa pagssulat!toinkz
    keep it up for being a hapi person bons!

    bons: haha salamat meliza! napa english kadin tuloy! oo enjoy lang natin kung anong meron.. basta be happy! salamat uli! merry christmas! dalaw dalaw kalang!

  10. A-Z-E-L says:

    Living each day with a simple, worry-free life. (kasama na ung debt-free life!) lolz!
    Making popcorn.
    Reading a good book.

    yes… simple as it may seem. being happy is a state of one’s mind.
    we have to be happy.
    nakakahomesick kaya pag-emote ng emote!!!

    GOODLUCK sa PEBA!

    bons: salamat po!! masarap mabuhay sa araw araw na walang iniisip at kasama dun ang debt-free haha pero sino ba ang taong wlaang utang taas ang kamay! wahaha! tara kain tayu popcorn while watching movie! =)

  11. joycee says:

    Happiness is a choice, Kuya Bon. And I’m glad that you chose to be happy. :)

    Merry CHRISTmas! :)

    bons: yup it is! salamat joyce! Merry CHRISTmas din! tuwa ako kasi alam mo pano talaga mag greet at hindi dapat xmas, kasi si CHRIST naman talaga yun reason nun! =)

  12. france says:

    hay naku bonifacio … korni ko siguro pero touched ako sa blog na ito and i can so relate .. .hirap mag abroad… hirap malayo sa pamilya and loved ones lalo na kapag may mga okasyon ika mo nga …. but we have to be happy … otherwise baka maloka na…. we should find happiness even in every little things in our daily lives. geeezz u made me cry … huhuhuhuhu kasi naman… siguro pagod lang to from work … kasi naman eto 230am na working pa rin ako hindi naman ako shifting …. pati sa bahay trabaho … but anyway, i am thankful and i am HAPPY that i have friends like you and the rest of rockstars who really keeps me sane …. sana lang magkalayo layo man tayo ng landas we will all still remain friends and keep that closeness …. me, chang, and devang always say that even we guys dont see each other … andun pa din ang closeness and walang plastikan at kahit ano sabihin ng iba …. magkakaibigan pa din tayo … o sha mahaba haba na ito …back to work na tayo! maligayang pasko to you and to all your followers … hahaha artistahin!

    bons: thanks franz! salamat din sa company! rockstars! ^^ see you sa christmas party sa 21, be happy franz! your too blessed to be stressed! keep up the good work haha kahit home work pa yan! basta gawin ng buong puso and always try to find hapiness sa lahat ng ginagawa or gagawin mo! =) merry christmas!

  13. theonoski says:

    ako rin i feel happy pag galing sa al-rasheed, lalo na paguwi mo eh may bitbit kang pinamili =D.

    merry christmas, mula sa iyong kapitbahay!

    bons: maraming salamat po sa pagdalaw! woi! bat di tayu nagkita sa alrasheed hehe! dyan kalang pala! kapitbahay!!

  14. yhen says:

    glad to know you are happy kuya boni….

    tulad ng sabi ni joycee hapines is a choice… its a state of mind… ;-)

    bons: thanks yhen! dapat naman talaga lahat tayu yan ang pananaw! =) merry christmas!

  15. Great post bon! Merry Xmas!

    Stay Happy! :)

    bons: thanks prinsesa ng drama! musta dyan sa qatar!! paskong ang lamig lamig sa disyerto!!

  16. bluguy says:

    agree ako dyan mang boni..hehehehe..

    …happiness is a choice…in whatever the day may offer you…simple things…and what is essential in life….wheeew!

    bons: salamat mang blu! wheeew! maligayang pasko po!

  17. Jorge says:

    I’m back! hehehe..

    What a coincidence! I just wrote about being happy. It just means that people are happier these times, hehehe..

    I really like this entry parekoi, namiss tuloy kita, hehehe.. What else can I say, this entry is like a module for Recollection, ‘How we can find true happiness’

    Ang galing parekoi! Wala ka paring kupas. I love this kind of post, its so optimistic, very real and very persuasive.

    Continue to be happy inspite of some trials. Just remember, we are God’s favorite children. He’ll hold you back when you try to walk away, He’ll hug you when you feel alone and He’ll wipe your tears when you weep. Godbless parekoi! Namiss kita! hehehe..

    bons: salamat sa padalaw parekoi kahit hectic ang sked ng isang atenistang tulad mo eh nakakasingit kapadin sa pag blog haha. “God’s most favorite boi!” ganda ng blog mo! at ramdam ko din ung pagiging happy! oo nga timing ang post natin medyo related yun nga lang “nasa loob” ka nasa labas ako! hayaan mo ng ganyan ha hehe wag ka ng magisip pa na dalhin ako sa loob! wahaha! ingats! at maligayang pasko!

  18. ๑๑♀♡Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ♀♡๑๑ says:

    ..HAPPINESS IS PRICELESS!

    STAY HAPPY..

    MALIGAYANG PASK0 P0! :)

    bons: yes! priceless!~ merry christmas too! salamat sa pagdalaw dito special characters na name haha

  19. Dorm Boy says:

    Oo tama MORE EnerBON MAS HAPPY!!! hehehe!

    bons: haha salamat dorm! gusto ko yan haha More EnerBON MAS HAPPY!! astig!! natuwa ako hahaha

  20. kaye says:

    very nice post. i remember doing the same few months ago. I listed my joy list (http://keekaye.wordpress.com/2009/10/30/my-joy-list/) and remember liking the feeling of having so many things to be happy about. good to know we’re in the same plane.

    Merry Christmas, Bon!

    bons: salamat kaye! merry christmas din sa buong pamilya at kay mang bongkito =) nabasa ko na nga ung similar entry, masarap ngang isipin na sa kabila ng dami ng ginagawa may mga simpleng bagay pa na makakapag pasaya sa atin! ^^ salamat din po sa pagshare ng link!

  21. yiN says:

    Klap-klap! Korek ka diyan dude, so-so true.. Contentment.. Pag may dumating man na materyal eh bonus na lang yun! Nice.

    bons: diba sabi nga kung ikaw ay masaya pumalakpak ka! “klap klap!” haha! salamat po yin!

  22. tsenn` says:

    ako happy. hehe. kau rin po di ba! apir! :)
    gusto ko rin po engr. boni un waking up with a SMILE! :]


    bons: =) maraming maraming smile para sayo tsenn’, keep on smiling!

  23. belle says:

    hi bon. wl lng. thumbs up ako!. hehe

    always happy!

    happy..

    happy..

    happyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! =)

    bons: salamat po belle! bella?! si eduard asan? hihi

  24. jason says:

    happy.

    ooo happy ako

    hehehe

    kelangan kasi

    essential sa buhay.

    it starts with a smile and ends with tears of laughter,
    nyak gumaganon pa.

    hahhaahaha

    ano daw hayop ang walang gilagid?
    edi- ‘lang gum
    hahaha

    wahahahah

    bons: kulit! hehe oo! salamat sa pagdaan!

  25. jason says:

    diba sabi nila nakakapangpasaya daw pag nakai ng chocolate? hehehe

    sabi nga ni jollibee

    bee happy!!!!

    wiwishoo ameri xmas!!!

  26. jason says:

    di pa tayo nakakapaglaro ng DOTA kuya Bon! hahahaha

    bons: jason sige sabi ka lang! garena tayo!

  27. eli says:

    yehey..ang saya saya!

    happy Christmas po!

    bons: eli musta na! merry christmas!

  28. kaspangarigan says:

    Eh kung nadaya ka o na holdap ka o na-utangan ka tapos di ka na talaga bayaran kahit alam mong may pera siya? Dapat ba masaya ka?

    Gaya ng nasusulat:

    1 Cor 6:7 Ngayon nga, tunay na isang pagkukulang sa inyo ang kayo-kayo’y magkaroon ng mga usapin. Bakit hindi bagkus ninyong tiisin ang mga kalikuan? bakit hindi bagkus kayo’y padaya?

    Eh mangungutang ulit, pauutangin mo ba?

    Deut 15:2 At ito ang paraan ng pagpapatawad: bawa’t may pautang ay magpapatawad ng kaniyang ipinautang sa kaniyang kapuwa; huwag niyang sisingilin sa kaniyang kapuwa, at sa kaniyang kapatid; sapagka’t ang pagpapatawad ng Panginoon ay ipinahayag.

    Ito ang diwa ni Kristo. Ang Pasko..Oooooyyyyyyyy…….Pautang naman diyan.

    bons: salamat po sa mga sinabi nyu… maligayang pasko po! salamat din sa pagdalaw dito sa station ko, first time po yata? welcome! welcome!! ^^

  29. sayang-saya si bons :)

    bons: hahah oo nga tol! salamats!

  30. p0kw4ng says:

    pwamis binasa ko kahit ingles! buti kakadugo lang ng ilong ko kaya wala ng lumabas na dugo.

    gandang post..agree ako sa commnet ni joycee…being happy is a choice!

    hapi pasko Bonz!

    bons: haha salamat powks! nice to know na ok kana matapos ang iyong matinding pagsubok na pinagdaanan sa erport! ^^ binasa ko at inabangan bawat yugto ng iyong paglalakbay! buti at naging masaya ang pasko mo! happy new year pO!

  31. Polaber says:

    Ay ayoko n mag comment. D n nagrereply c bon… Hehheh… Asan n ang positive energy???

  32. Polaber says:

    Teka nga… Parang being me… Positive version… Hahah. (blog ko po yun s fs)..
    Best things in life are free.. Memories even good or bad are priceless.. Learn from mistakes and live with those that makes u happy. Contentment is fulfillment. Living… Loving..and knowing thyself makes a man even more special.

    Hmmm.. Kaya pla special child k bon. U know urself more than others d b?!?! Heheh!!! Peace!! Happy christmas my special friend!! Miss you!! Muah!!!

    bons: haha ginang berber! namiss konadin kayo! oo parang article mo lang na “beaing me” yun nga lang opposite hehe!` yup contentment is fulfillment! HAPPY NEW YEAR na nag reply ako pasensya na busy kasi pero alam mo naman na nabasa kona agad to! =)

  33. Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. merry christmas bon!!!

    from the post, di ko na kailangang hulaan: melason fan ka!!! hehehehe.

    bons: para lang may wizard staff! hihi or bishop staff ay sana magkaroon ka nun father! =) melason fan yihaaaaaaa hahaha!

    happy new year pO!!

  34. lovely says:

    happy christmas kuya boni.,:)

    hugs,..

    bons: happy new year lovely!! hugsss!

  35. superlolo says:

    Meri Krismas Boni…happiness is giving lalo na ngayong Pasko.

    Kung duty ka today dito ako para maki Pasko sa malayo sa Pilipinas.

    God Bless!

    bons: merry christmas lolo! =) salamat po sa greeting nung pasko!!! cheers!!

  36. hehehe ganda ng header….

    bons: from teentoinks father! =)

  37. eljudie says:

    Ehem ehem wala ka parin pag babago Idol patambay lang sandali ah^^ hehehe

    bons: salamat bro!! ingats at regards sa lahat ng tropa dyann sa qatar!

  38. LIFE Moto says:

    Merry Christmas and have a blessed new year. From the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia…

    bons: salamat po!! green cookiemonster?! hehe

  39. kae says:

    i find it funny and amazing at the same time that i found this post.
    1. i have a dark night hangover (watched it this pm lang) batman made me think hard
    2. been thinking of the things that makes me happy and counted all my blessing this evening…
    3. looked for boni station location to check places that are available…

    and ended up here.

    btw, this post is full of substance.

    -kae


    bons: hi kae! salamat po sa pagdaan dito! galing search result lang ba? hehe! dalaw ka lang welcome ka dito!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

  40. bongkito says:

    Hi Boni! very like this post. Simple yet with impact. And definitely brings us back why we’re living in this crazy world — to know what’s truly our happiness in life and be contented with it. Because of this, it indeed reminded me of what I truly happy about… my family now whom I wouldn’t ask for anything else in this world could offer. With them, I am truly at PEACE and smiling from ear to ear (ikanga!)

    Thanks for reminding! Keep in touch! and Merry Christmas and indeed a Happy New Year to you! :D Ingats!

    bons: bro salamat uli sa magandang comment na to, nakakataba naman ng puso hehe ^^. diba talaga namang sa mga simpleng bagay at pangyayari natin makikita ang kasiyahan.. Happy New Year!! nice to hear na panatag at payapa ka, kuntento sa buhay, at wala ng hahanapin pa.. sagad sa tenga! ^^

    cheers pareko!!

  41. Nebz says:

    Congratulations po sa PEBA. I’m happy for you.
    And proud too.
    Happy New Year po. Sa iyo at sa iyong pamilya.

    bons: salamat po nebz!

  42. yiN says:

    tol sobrang hapi na yata hindi ka na nag-update!!! hapinuyir pare’ng bons!

    bons: wiiiii ninamnam ko pa ang kasayahan ng pasko!! be happY!!

  43. tsiremo says:

    Yo Bonbon ampogi mo sa duyan, i’m happy, tom maybe not..

    bons: awwwts! salamat tsitsi! haha

  44. jason says:

    Happy new Year!!!!!

    Be happy! lalo na happy new year!!!!

    nakopo bago ang bihis ng bahay, nakakainggit.
    hahaha

    ako magbabago rin.

    happy new year!!

    ganda ng header!!

    bons: haha salamat! bagong taon bagong bihis! ayos!! bagong header! bagong lahat! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  45. astig ng header. happy new year parekoi. salamat sa isang taong pagkakaibigan.

  46. aksoriyalmo says:

    honga, ayos yung header! nakakatuwa.. Nung college ako lagi akong bumababa sa boni station, kase PUP ako. Kaya Boni Station tapos papuntang Stop and Shop.

  47. barrycyrus says:

    Happiness is always the key! :)

    nice blog

  48. frances says:

    nice post po.. blog walking

  49. being happy is always a choice.
    you can put two people in the same situation but they can react differently to it.

    i also like simple things. mas simple, mas masaya.

    nice blog you got here :)

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