Exactly two years ago, in my second year of university, I wrote a paper entitled, “Where Happiness Lies”. I came across it while cleaning up my old computer files, scanning through documents and taking a virtual walk down (cyber) memory lane. But as I read through the various theoretical points I’d raised in the essay, I realized that I had never really provided a personal response to the question. Now that I’m done school, and am much ~older & wiser~ I decided it was time to revisit the idea: What makes me happy?
The first things that come to mind are, of course, friends & family – including my two beloved budgies. I think that being a *fairly ambitious human*, accomplishing things is often what makes me happy. I used to believe that happiness was the direct result of achieving goals and acquiring objects, and, in part, I still believe that to be true. I’m not going to lie and say that being recognized for work I’ve done doesn’t make me feel great or that going on a shopping spree is not one of my favourite things to do. But I realized that once you accomplish and acquire the things you set out for, you’re left blank again until the next time around.
You know that old saying, “Happiness is a state of mind”? (Sorry for being cliché LOL). It really is true. Sometimes, you just have to take a second and remember to enjoy the little things. Happiness, to me, is appreciating life for what it is. Taking the good with the bad. Life isn’t perfect…but that’s the beauty in it! Get off your phone and really absorb the people & environment around you. Make a delicious, healthy meal and take the time to savour it. Get outside and explore the world around you—who knows, you might discover something beautiful. Help people. Be nice to others for no reason. Stop focusing on the negative and really take a moment to appreciate everything you do have. And most of all…stop and smell the flowers.
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