I just want to be happy
Have you noticed that some people seem to have everything, but they’re still not happy? And yet you meet other people who have very little, but their lives seem full of love and laughter – and they sure seem to be happy! Why is that?
What is happiness anyway?
If you were truly happy, how would you know? What would be different in your life? Would you have greater wealth? Or better health? Would you have lots of friends or be going on regular holidays?
Some people have no wealth, poor health, and never go on holiday – but they are happy!
So perhaps they have less stress than others? Or more family support?
Look again, that is not always the case. Some families have been through heaps of stress, and are still going strong. So that’s not it.
Others have known death or loss in their relationships, yet they will still tell you that they’re happy. So that’s not it, either.
You may wonder if it’s to do with having a faith or being involved with a religious group. No, there are lots of religious people who are not happy – in fact many are decidedly UNHHAPPY with their life and the world in general.
Happiness comes from within you, regardless of your possessions or wealth or status. It is not the absence of stressors in your life, nor is it about being totally healthy or free of pain.
Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing outside of you will make you happy. You must choose to be happy.