Happiness: a gentle reminder

For you and me, as we sometimes need to bring things back into perspective. Events, people, work, seasonal disorders, stress, many things outside of our control can actually feel as though they have full control on our well-being, our happiness. So today I would like to remember a few things so that you and me can see things differently.

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling” as Margaret Lee Runbeck puts it so simply. What it means is that the questions of when, who, what and how are irrelevant. Going away on vacation may make you feel better, but it will only be temporary. This person you are so excited to see or meet may make you feel alive and joyful, but what if they are gone, will you still be happy?

You are and will always be the key to your own happiness. Many try to grab on to outside things, people and moments, remembering, hoping, wishing that things will be different. Only by understanding that happiness is a state of being, something that is nurtured inside and by each one of us, can we be truly happy.

New memories, tangible moments are happening right now as you read this. Bring back the importance and the magic of being with your friends, your family, walking outside on a warm sunny day, hearing beautiful music, watching inspiring movies. Cherish this life, every moment of it. Breathe. Love. Laugh. Dance. Sing. Be happy and be thankful for those who make it so. I thank you.

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