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happiness

(hăp′ē-nĕs) [ME.]
A subjective sense of well-being. A bright and positive outlook toward life.
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The film is a light-hearted comic-caper, but it has a hidden message and theme as well which I can't disclose at this point," she said in a statement.
Ed Miliband and David Cameron have had a light-hearted clash in the Commons over recent revelations that the PM signed off text messages to Rebekah Brooks with the message "LOL", which he thought had meant "lots of love".
This single includes just the right balance of light-hearted, jaunty guitars and catchy lyrics sang in delightfully northern tones.
THE BBC has defended its decision to name a panda among the 12 women in its Faces of 2011 as "a light-hearted addition" to the list.
The broadcaster, entertainer and long-term Swansea fan, from Gorseinon, started writing light-hearted prayers when Swansea City beat Sheffield Utd 3-0 in their last Championship game of the season.
Channel 4, Monday, 5pm The channel's previous programmes in this slot have largely concentrated on celebrity interviews and light-hearted stories to fill its content, but think of a low-key version of Jeremy Kyle, or even a British equivalent of Oprah Winfrey, and you're getting closer to what Fern Britton's new series seems to be all about.
IRELAND is full of leprechauns and drink-loving boozers with red hair, a new light-hearted iPhone app claims.
The light-hearted evening, hosted by John Wilson, includes a traditional pie and pea supper.
The light-hearted questionnaire aims to find out if any generational differences exist in people's attitudes towards ghosts.
Dear Editor, Richard McComb in his light-hearted column (Succumbing to a hysterical desire to live out fantasy (Post, Sept 18), I must say left me with a somewhat bitter taste in my mouth.
The story is somewhat different than others in the series, but, after all, it is a Valentine's Day saga rather than a light-hearted mystery novel.
Making the lessons light-hearted, Taylour even refers to the multibillionaire Microsoft guru simply as Bill.