Photo of Ria G. Rombaoa

By Buena Laoang

 (This text is inspired by the film, “Pursuit of Happyness”: The Chris Gardner Story)


ow much of it do we want?


portion? A certain degree? oh yes I bet- a hundred percent


  ossibility of finding it? You may, or may not have it.


  robability of having it? You have a great chance of getting it.


   s it really that way- that you have to pursue it?


o sweat, no glory… is it something workable: happiness?


E   nds in your heart, in the innermost of your soul, emanates in your being


S   hould anyone spell it to you, or define it for you?


S   hould you finally take control of your happiness, and live it?


 Oh, another mysterious thing called “happiness”.

About the Author: Buenaflor Laoang-Rosete finished Creative Writing from the University of the Philippines Diliman, and an awardee of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts Philippines in 2001. She is a mother, public servant, teacher. Her Lifenotes tell of a “once-a-wretch-now-fully-blest” life story, inspiring the advocacy of living simply, fragrantly and richly. She is a Filipino and is happy to be one.


  1. Ria Rombaoa says:

    Happiness is free so there is nothing wrong if we want to have it 100% or more than that. The question now is .. do you want to be happy? Life is beautiful. Find the things that will bring you happiness and then treasure it.

  2. buena says:

    Manang Ria- with your comment I remembered my previous post about happiness- http://buenalaoang.wordpress.com/2012/07/28/happiness/… which ends this way:

    “Here’s my conclusion. Happiness is immaterial. Happiness is non-achievable. Happiness is neither difficult nor easy.

    Happiness is attitude. Happiness is joy in the heart. Happiness is you! :) )) So you are right- it is really just us answering the question- do you want to be happy? Thanks manang!

  3. Stuartart says:

    So hard to define, everyone’s experience of happiness is different. Was Mother Theresa happy? I guess so. She was living her purpose, and that I think is the key. Thought provoking post Buena. :)

    • Buena says:

      I guess so, too, Stu- Mother Theresa was happy! because she did as her heart desired ! So- thank you once again Stu! Do you know that I also learn a lot from all your posts and comments? Thank you so much!

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