Joy

Part One –  Being Happy

To look at JOY, first I will look at “What is Happiness?”

Some descriptions are below.  If you want to know what Happiness is not, you can always go to a page of my “Peace in Practice” website, where I posted a Table showing categories of Feelings, which show happiness feelings (as below)  AND the not so happy feelings   see –   http://www.peaceinpractice.iinet.net.au/feelings.html

Glad                  Calm

Cheerful            Confident

Excited              Comfortable

Pleased              Relaxed

Satisfied

 So, right now if you are feeling the C’s – calm, confident and cheerful, then you are happy!

Even a wise person (can’t remember who) once stated that HAPPY does not necessarily mean feeling-

  • Elated
  • On top of the World
  • Deliriously happy
  • Couldn’t be happier
  • [ add your own term for extreme happiness here ]

 

I got to thinking, no really what is Happiness?  Wouldn’t I know it if I was happy?  What if lurking behind the mild happiness of calmness, confidence and cheerfulness, there’s a tinge or a hue of sadness?   Surely that is not being Happy?

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Estee Lauder

I am pretty pleased that I read my emails in one of my many email accounts on Thursday afternoon, as one was from Estee Lauder promoting a wonderful free 8 piece gift with an online purchase of $75 AUD at least.   I love EL products.

EL free gift

Of course, the something that I wanted cost $70 so just shy of the requirement, so I checked the lip-liners then the nail polishes thinking maybe they wouldn’t cost much, but I was so wrong.   In the end besides the Advanced Night Micro cleansing balm, I bought a compact concealer for $38.   Total of course $108 and that gave me free postage as orders totaling at least $100 have free postage!

On Friday morning I looked at their website to see the picture shown above with the info to buy at least $75 worth of items to receive the free gift collection, so I made my purchases.  Not long after when I returned to the site, the promotion had ended because they had sold out.  So definitive proof that you have to be quick, to take advantage of these great deals.   Here is what I bought –

Advanced Night / micro cleansing balm

Double wear / stay in place high cover concealer spf 30

and here is what I will receive !!

el gift

I really look forward to these as lately I have got my mojo back, after going through a pretty torrid time at work.  Now I’m ready to “assert” my assets (in terms of skincare), so there.