The Bright Side of Things

The Bright Side ~

So what does make us happy? What do we need for happiness?

We can strive for happiness in external things all we like: a loving partner, professional success, a beautiful home, a new car, delicious food or even a shopping spree.  But I don’t think these things make us happy, at least not for long, and when they don’t give us continual happiness then we have to keep striving for more, and our happiness is always subject to the whim of these external things and people.

I believe we can also find happiness within. We can learn that we have some amazing things inside us, that they are beautiful if we learn to accept them for what they are — and not try to meet up with any fantasy. We can learn that life is always amazing, as it is, without the fantasies. And because the happiness is within, we aren’t subject to losing it because people aren’t in the right mood, or because of external events changing our source of happiness.

This means stripping away the fantasies, one by one. It means looking within, and learning to be OK with what we find.

It may be a lifelong  process, but the happiness is already within us.  No fantasies needed.

Woo Hoo! muse magazine

Happy Fridge Happy Life ~

Oh Happy Girl

Think Happy Be Happy

5 thoughts on “The Bright Side of Things

  1. It would be wonderful to be happy -period. No excess detail needed. I don’t think it exists. Perhaps I have read too many books, seen too many movies, had a little piece of my dreams for a little while.

  2. Great way of putting things! It would be great if people could do that. I’m always willing to pitch in there and help others unfortunately a lot of people just want to be left alone. Love those pictures. Every fall I watch their formations flying over my house.

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