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Happiness is reflective, like the light of heaven; and every countenance, bright with smiles, and glowing with innocent enjoyment, is a mirror transmitting to others the ways of a supreme and ever-shining benevolence.

Washington Irving (1783-1859)
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Happiness is reflective, like the light of heaven; and every countenance, bright with smiles, and glowing with innocent enjoyment, is a mirror transmitting to others the ways of a supreme and ever-shining benevolence.

Washington Irving (1783-1859)
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Daemon wrote:
Happiness is reflective, like the light of heaven; and every countenance, bright with smiles, and glowing with innocent enjoyment, is a mirror transmitting to others the ways of a supreme and ever-shining benevolence.

Washington Irving (1783-1859)


Yeah. Happiness is contagious – not too much but to some extent and degree... Definitely.
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Daemon wrote:
Happiness is reflective, like the light of heaven; and every countenance, bright with smiles, and glowing with innocent enjoyment, is a mirror transmitting to others the ways of a supreme and ever-shining benevolence.

Washington Irving (1783-1859)





and then you grow up
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Daemon wrote:
Happiness is reflective, like the light of heaven; and every countenance, bright with smiles, and glowing with innocent enjoyment, is a mirror transmitting to others the ways of a supreme and ever-shining benevolence.

Washington Irving (1783-1859)
Adyl Mouhei
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I appreciate the manner by which Washington Irving elucidated happiness. It is both eloquent and genuine.
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Happiness is reflective, like the light of heaven; and every countenance, bright with smiles, and glowing with innocent enjoyment, is a mirror transmitting to others the ways of a supreme and ever-shining benevolence.

Washington Irving (1783-1859)

In my point of view, it is a kind to an anachronism: Light/Heaven, Bright/smile, Glowing/innocent and Shining/benevolence. Happiness depends on own life. How is it working in own life to maintain our smile? Definitely, happiness may not regard a social behavior.
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Context from:OLD CHRISTMAS

CHRISTMAS

Amidst the general call to happiness, the bustle of the spirits, and
stir of the affections, which prevail at this period, what bosom can
remain insensible? It is, indeed, the season of regenerated feeling the
season for kindling, not merely the fire of hospitality in the hall, but
the genial flame of charity in the heart.

The scene of early love again rises green to memory beyond the sterile
waste of years; and the idea of home, fraught with the fragrance of
home-dwelling joys, re-animates the drooping spirit,as the Arabian
breeze will sometimes waft the freshness of the distant fields to the
weary pilgrim of the desert.

Stranger and sojourner as I am in the land--though for me no social
hearth may blaze, no hospitable roof throw open its doors, nor the warm
grasp of friendship welcome me at the threshold yet I feel the
influence of the season beaming into my soul from the happy looks of
those around me. Surely happiness is reflective, like the light of
heaven; and every countenance, bright with smiles, and glowing with
innocent enjoyment, is a mirror transmitting to others the rays of a
supreme and evershining benevolence.
He who can turn churlishly away
from contemplating the felicity of his fellow-beings, and sit down
darkling and repining in his loneliness when all around is joyful, may
have his moments of strong excitement and selfish gratification, but he
wants the genial and social sympathies which constitute the charm of a
merry Christmas.

Read more: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/20656/20656-8.txt

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Irving went to England in 1815 to run the Liverpool branch of the family hardware business, but could not save it when the whole firm failed.
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Adyl Mouhei wrote:
I appreciate the manner in which Washington Irving elucidated happiness. It is both eloquent and genuine.
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