How do you define ‘happiness’?
Often we assume that we need to reach the next step to be happy. Once we can buy new clothes, a new car, a new house, you name it, then we will be happy. Once we go on vacation to an exotic destination, an adventure trip, explore far away countries, then we will be happy. Once we achieve this or that, then we will be happy.
But as soon as we attain these goals, will we be really happy? And more importantly, will our happiness last? If it won’t last, where do we go next?
While there is nothing wrong with setting goals and achieving them, happiness does not have to be tied to those accomplishments.
Pleasure can be found in simple things. Having a meal with family or a conversation with a friend can be delightful. There is joy in going for a long walk with the dogs or petting the cat. We can feel content just by watching the sun rise in silence with a cup of tea or coffee in hand. And nothing feels better than going to bed at night knowing that the good outweighed the bad that day.
There is no need to chase happiness. Chances are, happiness is right here if we look closely, once we recognize that happiness lies not in finding what is missing, but in finding what is present.
Wishing you a happy week!