the feeling of being happy
It was only later in life that she found happiness and peace of mind.
feeling, showing or causing pleasure or satisfaction
When I find myself puzzling over a word, my first point of call is always my giant dictionary (that mostly gets used to lean on when I paint my nails...) My brain gets so intense and confusing, I need a logical and concise explanation.
It seems strangely ironic that the definition refers to a female character...and this happiness is linked to peace...But hang on a minute, she 'found' happiness? Where did she find it? Please dictionary, you're only telling me half the story here. If there is a secret magical place stuffed full of happiness then I would really like to know about it.
I'm wittering quite a lot today, and I'm not entirely sure what my point is. Actually, I don't think I have one. I'm mostly just really confused. I know happiness does exist. And I'm lucky enough to have a past full of happy memories. I just can't imagine that my future will ever be touched by happiness in the same way. Its so long since I've felt happy I'm starting to doubt its existence. I know it was there in my past, its not in my present, so how can it ever be in my future?