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Written by   476
3 months ago

(17:05) 081021N115 Friday

Happy Friday Read Stars!

Might be that most of you are glad to welcome the weekend as it may mean rest. And that would be 'happiness' to some...

Happiness is bliss!

It may be a smile, laughter, giggles, a warm hug, a kiss, sweet words, sincere appreciation from another soul, gentle reminders, love, tranquility, peace, a pat on the shoulder...

It might be good health, good weather, gentle raindrops, clean water, butterfly, bees, flowers, trees, blue sky, moon, sunrise, sunsets, ocean, beach, mountains, plants...

To some, it may be coffee, milk tea, ice cream, chocolate, cake, food on the table, a roof over our heads...

It could be some time alone or being with someone, music, KDrama, Netflix, good internet, BCH, an upvote, a remark...

Or maybe a pet or pets, husband, wife, friends, kids, family...

Today, happiness is a new nephew!

I simply cannot contain my joy learning that a new member of the family has arrived. My sister-in-law who just joined the family last year in July gave birth through a caesarian operation last night. She had to endure 4 days of being induced to go into labor but for some reason, she didn't. She had to go under the knife after the doctor found out that the baby's heartbeat became weak.

Apparently, when he was finally taken out of his mom's womb, our little baby didn't cry. Turned out, his head was covered with a sac which the doctor had to tear apart and remove before he cried. His father was born the same way based on my mom's story. They were very worried because he didn't cry until they noticed a very thin sac covering his whole head and face. More like he was wearing a transparent helmet. I think they call it "caul birth" in medical terms which is quite amazing.

He is now the third in the family who will be celebrating birthdays in October, fourth including my nephew in my husband's family. I am quite excited for the time to get better and we get to bring the whole clan together and celebrate this magical month! But for now, even without any grand celebrations, we are just thankful, happy, and joyful to welcome this new, beautiful life and we call him Zach.

Apologies by the way, I'd like to add a photo of him but the new mom didn't approve.

Credits to Unsplash

I somehow felt the new Dad's enthusiasm, excitement, joy, and happiness while relating to us via our family's group chat their experiences when they finally welcomed him in the hospital. Too bad we cannot raid them there, lol! If we can, we'd probably be carrying him in our arms now. Or his grannies will also be dancing with him already haha.

I hope to write about him again when we get to visit them in the city some time in the very near future.

Generally, happiness is a positive emotion or feeling or even a pleasurable thought. To some, it may be a goal achieved, a dream fulfilled, a place, a message from someone we have been missing.

It is a broad word, a subjective one. How one defines it differs from another.

Someone's happiness may be another's pain. (Talk about a mistress being happy because she's got another woman's husband on her bed.)

To me, happiness should be found in ourselves first. It is within our being. And the moment we find "it" within, we will begin to see things differently and it will be easier to appreciate things and people and events. It is one that we should not be chasing elsewhere because when we do, we will more likely be disappointed.

Also, being happy doesn't necessarily mean we always feel high in positive emotions. We can still be lonely, bored, angry, frustrated, or anything in between. But at the end of the day, we still bounce back to being or feeling positive, grateful, and happy afterward.

And that's what truly matters...

So how about you? What is your happiness? Or more like, what's happiness for you?

Thank you and please share your thoughts in the comment box below.

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Awwn, he is so cute 😍,I glad he is part of our world . Happiness for me is peace and having satisfaction from life

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3 months ago

Thank you :) Stay happy and in peace :)

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3 months ago

I can relate with those new nephews and nieces. Sarap nila amuy amoyin hehe. For today happiness is having my husband home for the next 2 mos. Vacation nia ulit from work 💕

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3 months ago

Yey! Saya nyan sis. Pamper ka na ulit :)

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3 months ago

I can really feel and relate this happiness coz one new member joined our family too last September. It is really great to touch and see the small feets, hands and face. Congratulations for addition of a brand new member.

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3 months ago

Oh, congratulations to you then :) Babies are adorable and yes, it's nice to touch their super soft and skin.

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3 months ago

Congrats to your sister in-law. Ang hirap nung 4 days huhu. Tapos mauuwi din pala sa CS.

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3 months ago

Thanks much sis Yen. Oo nga, hindi talaga sigurado mga bagay-bagay. Buti na lang okay silang dalawa.

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3 months ago

Congratulations on the birth of your new nephew. I pray that your nephew is given health and can give you a happy smile

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3 months ago

Thank you so much Luna for your wishes and prayers :)

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3 months ago

Congrats to your sister in law and brother po, babies are blessing and they give bundle of joy to us. Giving birth isn't easy, thank God the baby and the mother is okay.

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3 months ago

Salamat Lovely, I believe you can relate very well because you just welcomed your little bundle of joy :)

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3 months ago

Congratulations on your new nephew. In my country it is said that sl born in that condition will be very successful people. Lol. For me to be happy is to live every day with my son in healthy peace.

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3 months ago

Thank you sis! I think it is quite the same here, so they keep the sac, lol! I wish you happy days with your son :)

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3 months ago

Wow. What a new angel to have in the family. So nice to hear about it. With all those struggles.... Congratulations.

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