What is happiness?
That is a question I have been asking myself quite a lot lately and I did come to the conclusion that happiness indeed means different things to different people. For some people true happiness lies in material things for others it’s things that money can’t buy.
“Happiness is not what you see. Happiness is what you feel, it’s what comes from within. Happiness is a state of mind”.
That is the tagline of my blog and I believe with all my heart that happiness indeed is a state of mind; you can create your own happiness. You can choose to be happy or you can choose not to be happy it is up to you. The reason why I say this is because we can find certain situations in our lives where we definitely have a choice of thinking about it in two different ways; we can either choose to see the positive even in bad situations or we can chose to see the negative.
I know that it isn’t always easy to stay positive and to be perfectly honest I’m definitely not someone who is always positive but I am working on it. However what I’ve learned through experience is that if you have a positive attitude towards certain things it will make your life a lot easier and will automatically make you happier since you pay more attention to the positive aspects of life rather than to the negative.
I’m sure that there will be someone who will point out the fact that there’s people out there who have literally nothing and will ask how I can possibly expect them to be happy? But what I’ve experienced from my trip to Ghana a couple of years ago is that even though some of those people had very little and lived in extreme poverty, they still seemed happy. To me at that time it seemed quite odd as I couldn’t really understand how people could possibly be happy living under those conditions, however as I got older I realized that it has all to do with contentment and the attitude you have towards life. If you are content with what you have then there’s hardly anything that could ever steal your joy, which by the way doesn’t mean you shouldn’t aim for better things! Aim high and definitely dream big. Ambition will always add to your overall happiness, especially once you’ve achieved your goals.
Another thing that will help you to be happier is to surround yourself with positive people, people that are encouraging and always try to support and bring out the best in you. Forget those negative people who try to bring you down, life is way to short to be wasting time on them.
I personally am very happy at the moment not only because I just turned 21 on Thursday whop! whop! but also because I realized that I’ve got everything I need for now :).
How do you feel about happiness? Tell me about what makes you happy in the comment box below.
Lots of Love