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.

Is happiness a warm puppy?

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.

Stamp collecting perhaps?

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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“Live Simply”


One thought on “What Is Happiness?

  1. I keep my ukulele in my car and play it all the time (also play guitar, but there’s something about the uke that makes me happy). I go to ukulele jams and acoustic jams and play my uke and sing whenever I can…even on the beach in Santa Cruz! I also enjoy dancing to cool music whenever possible..and, of course, there’s always writing, which one can do anywhere and any time. It’s important to be able to do that — to find happiness wherever you are, even if you’re at work. 🙂

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