How to find happiness
Almost all of my life I have struggled with happiness. I am not sure why this is. I have, by all accounts, had a good life. Parents who loved me, even if they were a bit demanding at times. Great friends. I have a job and I have various material things that I guess are supposed to bring satisfaction.
And I must mention that I have met an incredible person with whom I am spending more and more time. We have a unique connection that I truly did not believe could exist. Goodness know I am happy when we are spending time together.
Things are good. And it is not that I am UNhappy. I just really feel that I could be happier.
I sometimes feel that life is passing me by. Is this it? Is this all there is? What more do I expect?
What is happiness anyway? Certainly it means different things to different people. I get that.
Am I living the life I want to live? Not really.
I don’t think that happiness is being content. There is a difference. I want joy. I want and need to smile more. I need to laugh more.
What things would bring out my inner joy?
I love goofing around and being silly.
Little kids make me smile and laugh. I like making faces at them in the grocery store. When I was substitute teaching at elementary schools I used to do that all the time with the younger grades. It was fun to just have fun. Life gets all too serious too darn quick.
I really love to dance.
I get pleasure out of blogging.
Travel makes me happy.
Being with my son certainly makes me happy. Same goes for being with my friends.
I get pleasure out of reading.
Really liked stamp collecting as a kid. Hmmm, maybe I should look into that.
What is happiness?
I need to act the way I want to feel. Put some music on and dance.
Embrace the moment.
I need to be me. I need to let go of who I think I’m supposed to be and just embrace who I really am.
What is happiness to you?
What things make you happy? What gives you joy? What makes you smile?
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