The Fat Grackle

Is acceptance true happiness?

First one must define what true happiness is. Is there a universal definition of true happiness? Is the concept of true happiness a perception or an ultimate truth? Can one person define true happiness for another person? Is true happiness obtainable by any of us fallible human entities?

I subscribe wholly to the theory that perception defines reality. The way I see it is the way it is for me in my own personal life. This would lend to the notion that what I see as happiness would be judged as fallacy in the eyes of select others and what I see as fallacy is another human’s ultimate truth.

I am happy. I am happy with my life. I am happy with who I am and what I stand for. Does that mean I always run around with rainbows flying out of my butt? Nope. I am human. I have good days and bad days just like everyone else. But I am happy. I am happy because of many things, but one giant reason is because I have learned to be. To exist in the present moment and accept what it is. I could fret and worry about why certain things in and on my body are as they are. I choose happiness.


If someone came to me today and handed me a pill that would make me the “ideal” weight, I wouldn’t take it. It would negate my human experience. As a member of society, it may be tempting, but I would decline the invitation. My life, my experiences, and my body have ushered me into the person I am today. What lessons would I forfeit in the pursuit of a more acceptable body frame? If it comes to me by my actions, then so let it be.

“Self acceptance is being loving and happy with who you are NOW. Some call it self-esteem, others self-love, but whatever you call it, you’ll know when your accepting yourself cause it feels great. Its an agreement with yourself to appreciate, validate, accept and support who you are at this very moment, even those parts you’d like to eventually change. This is important…even those parts you’d eventually like to change. Yes, you can accept (be okay with) those parts of yourself you want to change some day.”
Jennifer Hautman
Noir Nouar

Noir Nouar

“I have decided to be happy because it’s good for my health.” - Voltaire
(Image: Hilda by Duane Bryers)
http://fathappiness.blogspot.com/2012/01/i-have-decided.html


I have decided to be happy because it’s good for my health.” - Voltaire

(Image: Hilda by Duane Bryers)

http://fathappiness.blogspot.com/2012/01/i-have-decided.html

A person’s worth in this world is estimated according to the value they put on themselves. ~Jean De La Bruyere

(Nude on a leopard skin by Beryl Cook)

Fat and Happy Blog

A person’s worth in this world is estimated according to the value they put on themselves. ~Jean De La Bruyere

(Nude on a leopard skin by Beryl Cook)

Fat and Happy Blog

"People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that  they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first  secret of success." ~ Norman Vincent Peale ~
(Art by Beryl Cook)

"People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success."
~ Norman Vincent Peale ~

(Art by Beryl Cook)

"Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your  last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed." - Wayne  Dyer

(Image: Hilda by Duane Bryers)

"Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed." - Wayne Dyer

(Image: Hilda by Duane Bryers)