14 / 52: Happiness
Food for thought…..
Recently I came across an interesting topic dealing with happiness and pursuit of it. The author discovered that 4 out of 5 people are not happy with the current state of their life which is quite profound. I decided today I would just watch facial expressions and listen to various conversations of others to see if they are happy. Many people believe that people, destinations, or items make us happy but the truth is happiness begins within.
Each of us can recall when we purchased that one item that we just felt so happy we had it but later on the unhappiness returned even though we had the item. I actually found myself laughing when I came to this truth when I had my so called “happy item” in my hand, though at that time, I was not happy. The other shocking view of unhappiness is that majority of it is brought on by ourselves, not by others. When we started thinking negative then we found ourselves unhappy.
Think for a couple of seconds…..
The last time that you were unhappy was it by choice?
When you were really happy did you find that more people wanted to be around you?
Do you feel carefree and no weight on your shoulders when you are happy?
Are you happy?