When you think of happiness what is the first thing that comes to your head? Smiles, bright colours, being surrounded by family and friends, having everything you want. Following a guest post I read on Invisible Me written by Rachel from the Invisible Hypothyroidism, which she also shared on her blog and the quote “Happiness isn’t a destination” also seen on a candle in a photo posted on Looking for the Light I thought I just had to follow on with this topic. Happiness seems to be a topic which has been written about several times over the years.
As Aristotle once also wrote “Happiness is a state of activity.” Happiness is a a goal which gives us purpose in life. Yet happiness is something which as human beings we ALL constantly strive for.Happiness seems to be a normal, human desire. But what exactly is happiness?
Happiness cannot be a destination and we cannot be happy all the time as much as we all want to because if we were happy all the time we would never be able to experience other emotionssuch as joy, which comes from within, love, anger, frustration, fear, sadness, all which are equally as important as each other,
‘Happiness’ is just one emotion we may, or may not feel, on that particular day. So just because we may not be feeling at this current point in time, that doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing because seriously who feels happy, joyful and amazing every single minute, every single day of the year? You might be feeling interested, surprised, optimistic or even bored.
Instead of wasting time searching for happiness which is different for everyone, today why not live in the moment and let happiness come to you. After all, “Happiness can be found even in the darkest times if one only remembers to turn on the light.” You might be familiar with this quote if you’re a Harry Potter fan.
So I’d love to hear from all of you, what makes you happy and what does happiness mean to you?