Wednesday, 9 April 2014

H is for Happy - #atozchallenge

One if the many things I noticed when I first came to Ghana was how happy the people are. No we are not rich, we don’t have continuous electricity, yes we have bouts of violence, yes our educational system could be better, and no we are not perfect by any definition of the word. But we are happy, not because of the circumstances we find ourselves in, but because of who we are.

It’s the truth as I see it.
Since I can't show you all of the people of Ghana, here are a couple of personal pictures.
She can brighten anyone's day.

Joy


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31 comments:

  1. Lovely post Nana. What a coincidence! Even I write on Happiness. I love the smiling child's photo. That's pure joy and happiness.

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    1. Thanks, Sunday Visitor. Children express their joy without reservation.

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  2. Hello, I'm here to return you visit to my blog, thanks for dropping by.
    I'm very glad you are a happy people; it is the best way to be. What lovely photos.
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings - AtoZ (Vampires)
    FB3X - AtoZ (Erotic Drabbles)

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  3. Happiness is captured in the myriad of tiny moments... it's also a choice...
    Great pictures!
    And kids are so spontaneous, they can teach us adults a thing or two about happiness...
    Writer In Transit

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  4. Happiness and joy! What else could we ask for? What an adorable baby! I love her smile :D

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    1. She is a cutie. She also know how to use that smile to get what she wants.

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  5. Love, love these pic's! They make me HAPPY!!!

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    1. Lol. I'm happy that you're happy, Cathy.

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  6. Mm. There are definitely some cultures that lend to happiness more than others. I think in America we get too bogged down by keeping up or getting ahead to pay attention to the wonderful day to day happenings.

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    1. I think you're right Crystal. But then again, there are some people who know how to stop and enjoy life.

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    1. I take it you're talking about me, SJ. Lol.

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  8. Excellent to share this. So many times folks (me) get wrapped up in confusing comfort and happy. Two emotions that are personal/subjective to the extreme. Lovely pictures to show us Happy!

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    1. Sometimes having comfort makes a person more happy. But the two don't always go hand in hand. Thanks for the point, Mardra.

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  9. Nigeria has a similar story. We're happy people despite the less than perfect living standard. Kids are a bundle of unadulterated joy. Nice pix, Nana.

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    1. I didn't know that about Nigeria. It may be a West African thing.

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  10. Reminds me of the song by Pharrell Williams.

    Kiru
    Kiru Taye Writes

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    1. I came so close to adding that song to the post, Kiru.

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  11. What a beautiful positive outlook. The pictures do a wonderful job of sharing happiness!

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    1. Thanks, Dusty. I love those pics.

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  12. Aw wonderful photos! And yes it so reminds me of that song by Pharrell too! lol

    Happy A to Z-ing!
    ~Anna
    herding cats & burning soup.

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  13. Wonderful. Nothing better than being happy. My dad lives in a building like that, where all the people always seem happy. I can't imagine a whole happy country.
    BTW, your boy is adorable.

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    1. No one can tell the difference between a boy and a girl at that age, so I'm laughing. Thanks.

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  14. The photos make me happy just to see them. That adorable smile at the top is precious, what a sweetie.

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    1. Glad I could help make you happy, Julie.

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  15. Those photos certainly brought a big smile to my face!

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  16. Those are lovely pictures! I used to have a friend from Ghana named Akua. She was living in Toronto, Canada the last time I saw her.

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