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There is wind where the rose was,
Cold rain where sweet grass was,
And clouds like sheep
Stream o'er the steep
Grey skies where the lark was.

Nought warm where your hand was,
Nought gold where your hair was,
But phantom, forlorn,
Beneath the thorn,
Your ghost where your face was.

Cold wind where your voice was,
Tears, tears where my heart was,
And ever with me,
Child, ever with me,
Silence where hope was.

November by Walter de la Mare
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What makes you happy?



  • berkay_sberkay_s Posts: 18 ✭✭
    There is a small line between happiness and sadness.If you chose to being sad you will be sad but if you think like that what's done is done I have to go may way you will be happy.
  • OlegOleg Posts: 2,346 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yesterday I was reading an article that was devoted to some common problem such as getting control upon our emotions. I think that life would be more conscious when your emotions are under your control. No more stress just and a life full of wisdom. Is it a key for getting more happiness in our life?
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,063 mod
    Eating and sleeping, socialising and getting out and about are my favourite things too @nisreen.mustafa.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @nisreen.mustafa what a life style! :)
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Oleg controlling your emotions is quite difficult but emotional stability helps you to catch a breath before you act. :)
  • OlegOleg Posts: 2,346 ✭✭✭✭✭
    > @bubbli said:
    > Oleg controlling your emotions is quite difficult but emotional stability helps you to catch a breath before you act. :)
    Are you quite good person in doing this?
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Oleg being an emotional personal, I can't say that I do it often but I try it sometimes.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,063 mod
    I find it hard sometimes @Oleg. Maybe it's a Latin temperament, but I can lose patience quite easily.
  • OlegOleg Posts: 2,346 ✭✭✭✭✭
    But you have been studying English for some years
    Could this give you a little bit more patience or long-suffering? I think studying English can give us more discipline. It's the time-consuming process
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2015
    @Oleg deal with a language and dealing with a person are totally different. In reality you face many nuts around you that need a sense of realization in the hard way. :)
  • OlegOleg Posts: 2,346 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Because any one of those nuts, would take a bat to your head even though if you not asked them to because they are NUTS! But you are not a nuts because you are learning English! So studying English makes you smarter and more forbearing with your surrounding. This is a big deal! Am I right?
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,063 mod
    You're definitely not nuts to be studying English @Oleg, even if it drives you nuts sometimes!

    But wouldn't life be a bit boring without the nuts of this world @bubbli? I like that people are sometimes a bit crazy. In Britain we call them eccentric. But I think in France I see more people lose their rag in public and wander about talking to themselves. It's a real nuthouse sometimes.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Oleg I am not talking about people who are learning English. I am sharing the real life experiences.
    @mheredge Yes, if their eccentric attitude doesn't cross a limit where you are standing ahead. :) Sometimes, It is very simple to deal with nuts and sometimes it is just impossible. But, this is how people live and we should accept them till last moment of our patience. :)
  • OlegOleg Posts: 2,346 ✭✭✭✭✭
    > @bubbli said:
    > Oleg I am not talking about people who are learning English. I am sharing the real life experiences.
    Why are you here? Because studying English makes you more happy i think and you writing a lot for this reason!This is a relaxation thing for you being here and write a lot .This is a major topic as you see above : how to get more happiness when you are in here
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Oleg that is my point.
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    absolutely, my family and home makes me happy. Without them I'm nothing. Their are my happiness.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 5,727 mod
    My family and friends make me happy, and I also enjoy being able to make other people happy whenever I possibly can. This is something that I enjoy. I also like to exercise, and find that it can improve my mood an awful lot. I go swimming about three times a week to get this effect, and I enjoy that very much.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @GemmaRowlands I wish to go swimming but there is no such facility in my country for women. :(
  • OlegOleg Posts: 2,346 ✭✭✭✭✭
    > @bubbli said:
    > GemmaRowlands I wish to go swimming but there is no such facility in my country for women. :(

    It sounds pretty interesting. Tell us more. What is the best decision of this inconvenience? Going to another country only in order to go swimming?
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    hahaha @Oleg
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,063 mod
    And I could go swimming whenever I want, living just 20 minutes from the sea, and I never do @Oleg! (Maybe I should).

    At the weekend I met an 86 year old lady who goes down to the sea every couple of days to swim an hour, meet all her friends, walking a similar 20 minutes there and back (though with the aid of a walking stick). She looked very content with life.
  • OlegOleg Posts: 2,346 ✭✭✭✭✭
    How to commit only the smart deeds in our life? May it help to make some person more happy?
  • Dominicanboy01Dominicanboy01 Posts: 30 Inactive
    Being with my family and hang out with them.Also i love eating and share with friends.
  • Alice_147Alice_147 Posts: 6
    Happiness.... all You and me want to have that. with me, my happiness is health, happy family. My parent are always funny and live winh me fofever. I want to be successful, I can earn much money. I want to have many best friends, and we're going to many beautiful places :D:D
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,063 mod
    I think having some purpose in life is an important ingredient of happiness.
  • FalahiFalahi Posts: 14 ✭✭
    edited September 2015
    what about suffering....it caused so many ideologies, revolutions, make you feel what is happiness, stimulated minds to do something to make suffering bearable and life of humankind comfortable......what is your opinion... it is just a thought
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Falahi There are two sides of a coin. It depends upon us which one we prefer. :)
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,063 mod
    It's thinking about suffering @Falahi that makes me very UNHAPPY. The problem is, as you say, what is the solution?
  • FalahiFalahi Posts: 14 ✭✭
    @bubbli (ان مع العسر یسرا) Verily, with every difficulty there is relief.
    and it is not our choice so that we can prefer shining side of the coin. we have to bear suffering along with happiness in this world.
  • FalahiFalahi Posts: 14 ✭✭
    @mheredge I am trying to convey that it is good if someone is happy, he has a joyful life but in this world it is not true every one has one reason or another which makes him unhappy. the positive side of suffering is that it has its role in our life too without it we can not feel what is happiness and suffering leads so many mega minds to do something for the elimination of the problems. what is said necessity is the mother of invention..
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