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Friday, April 9, 2010


Melanie Rawlings had posted a comment in my post on happiness in my previous blog LIFE IN MOTION. That was something different from what we normally think. It was a quote from OSHO.Unfortunately, I cannot reproduce the same because it is in my earlier blog and I cannot access it.

Melanie is an amazing painter with excellent qualities of the head and heart.She participated in a charity competition to help victims of Haiti.Three of her paintings have been sold and the proceeds will go to help the suffering people of Haiti.

Please visit her and I am sure you will become life long friends.

What will make you happy? (Please click on the photos for a larger view.)

Owning this luxury liner or going for a cruise to distant lands.

Living in a palatial house with plenty of servants,fleet of cars,all luxuries and comforts.

Praying in a Church,Temple,Mosque,Synagogue or any other place of worship.

Giving alms to a beggar.

Swimming in the cool waters of the sea on a warm summer evening.

Buying a gift for your girl friend.

Watching your children play and enjoy themselves.

Watching the bird waiting patiently for a catch as the sun is setting over the horizon

Living with your better half till a ripe old age and enjoying quiet moments together

Best wishes:)


  1. What an introspective, thoughtful post. And the photos are wonderful.

  2. Best of luck with your new blog Joseph.
    The photo's are superb and the post is most thought provoking.

    Take care and have a lovely week-end.

  3. Lovely photo's today :)
    Thanks for sharing !!

    I will visit melanie
    I make also paintings :-)

    Have a nice weekend
    Anya :)

  4. Joseph,
    I give you a heartful thank you. I'am deeply touched by your post.I was moved to happy tears. it means so very much. Namesta

    "Friendship is the purest love. It is the highest form of Love where nothing is asked for, no condition, where one simply enjoys giving."
    — Osho

  5. loved the last piC...Its an epitome of peace...peace that the wealth of love showers upon us...peace that the biggest treasure cannot give...peace that togetherness can provide forever..
    Lovely pics, thanks a lot for sharing!

  6. Hello Joseph, thanks for the visit and the most glowing comment. I do appreciate your opinion.

    Enjoy the week-end.

  7. Hi Joseph,
    Tried to post this on your old blog but of course you have to approve first and you can't access it.

    Hi Everyone Joseph has been locked out of his blog.
    Here is the link to his new blog

    Love Herrad

  8. Hi Joseph,
    Well this blog has a great start. Thought provoking post with lots to ponder.
    God bless my friend,

  9. Sorry about the old blog, but I am now following this one. Maybe you will eventually be able to get into the old one-- there is some wonderful stuff on that one.
    I think all of those that you mention can certainly contribute to our feeling good and our enjoyment of life. Cumulatively they may bring us closer to something like happiness, but ultimately happiness comes from within. If we are not happy inside and if we do not chose to be happy, then no amount of worldly things or experiences will make us happy.

    Blogging From A to Z April Challenge

  10. Dear Mr. Joseph,

    Things that make me happy is praying in a temple, watching children play oblivious of the world beyond the playground, wishes of living with my life partner until a ripe old age and spending evenings on the sea shore.

    Have a nice week ahead.


  11. Lovely pictures and captions Mr JP.

    I like your ethnic looking header photo. I 'd like to visit a gift shop like this

  12. Beautiful Pics..
    Thanks for visiting my blog.. and I felt the happiness when u visited my blog..

  13. Sorry to heard about your other blog...I am sure this one will be just as beautiful as "Life in Motion" was. Another nice post...sometimes is it the small things that can make one happy.

  14. Hi, Joseph. Sorry to hear about the old blog. I've updated my links to this one, and look forward to reading more about your life in India!

  15. great pics joseph...sorry you had so much trouble with the other bog, but found you now. what would make me

  16. Hi Joseph!

    Oh this is good too! Wonderful insights to start with --- typically you. :-) Well among other things too, I'd say am happy now sitting at the computer typing a message to you while a nice cool wind blows outside my window.. rustling the leaves atop swaying branches, easing the heat of the noonday sun. Feels so good and blessed to be in this moment. :-)

    Good luck on this new blog.
    Be blessed and stay blessed.

  17. Thanks For Beautiful Pictures.....Will Surely Visit Her Blog!!!!!

  18. Hi Joseph! :)
    I know all about the technical problems, lol...glad I found you again! When I looked last week, I couldn't even access this blog! I think what makes me happy is something new every day. Watching my pugs sleep, not feeling anxious or angry...figuring things out. Nature is always good therapy for me too!

  19. Amazing photographs. The last one has much to say. As regards your problem, please try accessing your blog using a different browser.