Tuesday, 9 September 2014

We are all responsible for our own happiness

Someone once said "I wish we could know we're in the good old days before we've actually left them." Some people look back on days in the past with nostalgia and think they were the happiest days of their lives, or gaze into the future and think that they'll have this perfect, happy life twenty years from now. Like happiness is something to be gained after graduating, travelling the world, getting that dream job, getting married, like when we've finally ticked everything off the list a wave of euphoria will wash over us and we'll finally be happy..right? Not really.

I think happiness is something we all have the potential to be. Our happiness can't depend on someone else. A best friend can't make us happy, or a boyfriend or a girlfriend. There's a sparkle inside everyone that draws people in to loving you in the first place, and if for some reason that sparkle goes out we can't depend on other people to get it back for us. We are responsible for our own happiness. Instead of aspiring to be happy when you reach your goals, make the goal to be happy right now. Life is basically a massive pursuit of happiness. But really we all have the potential to be happy right now.

The odds of each of us being born are 1 in 6000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000. That wasn't a typo. It is pretty much a miracle that every one of us is here. Sometimes we just need to take a minute and think about the fact that we're all miracles. We all need to stop fretting over the past or worrying about the future. We need to stop worrying what people think about us and stop regretting the things we can't change. An asteroid could hit tomorrow, we could get hit by a bus, but if we worried about those things we'd never leave the house. Forget worry and be happy. Be grateful for the people you have. Be grateful for the life you have.

Find your sparkle and be the happiest you can be right now.

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