How can one define happiness?
Happiness can be said to be a state of high spirits, jubilation, a place of contentment.
My friend Elizabeth asked me to write on happiness a while ago, i started to write but couldn't think of what to say because of how i felt mentally and emotionally at that point. I just couldn't reach my happy place.But today i feel i can say i feel good enough to write on it.
What really defines happiness? For some, it's being married, having kids, having loads of money, being popular.
As human beings, we tend to strive to achieve goals, desires, our dreams. A happy life is seen as one that's meaningful. A life filled with something to show who we think or feel we are. Almost like a competition with those around us.
But, do these material things define happiness? Will having lots of money bring true happiness?
Growing up, i pictured myself having an awesome job with fantastic pay, a gorgeous family with my twin boys. Living "the life". Years and years later, I am nowhere near those dreams. But today, i have come to realise that all of those dreams would not guarantee my happiness but rather, are things i achieve on my road to happiness.
Now, i have come to understand that the most important thing in my life right now is my health (now that is a story for another day).
I am learning to love me for me and take things easy. Take life a day at a time.
Today, if i am asked to define happiness. I would say happiness is me being at peace with myself.
Whatever decisions i make, i make for me and not just to please people around me.
If you want to find true happiness, put yourself first. Be at peace in your heart in all you do.
Do not try to please people around you and end up displeasing yourself.
As the year rolls to an end, do all you can to be at peace with yourself.
Relax, take life easy. forgive those who have hurt you. Smile.
Most importantly, stay Sparkling no matter what.
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