Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect, it means you have have decided to look beyond imperfections. The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
Happiness…probably the greatest scam ever sold to the general public. We are taught growing up that happiness is the goal of life. We are taught that happiness is the solution to all problems and that each and every person can find it for him or herself.
Being happy means that a person is willing to realize that life isn’t perfect, and that circumstances will always change but attitudes shouldn’t. Things are never going to be the way you want, where is it going to get you, acting serious? Things are never going to be quite what you want. It is not what happens to you, but how you respond to what happens to you. Count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.
As we all know well, perfection is not possible in the grand scheme of life. No matter how wonderful, happy, or peaceful your life is, it’s never going to be perfect. N-E-V-E-R. As a perfection-seeker, this a hard concept for me to grasp. My life will never be perfect? Really?! I have to admit that my heart skips a beat when I think about that. We all want a perfect life right? The question is…do we all accept the fact that we can’t have one? I think I’m still working on making sense of this reality.When a person is truly happy they know that happiness is truly choosing to take each day as it comes and deciding to look at the positive in everything instead of always seeking out the negative.
Happy people know that life is hard at times and instead of becoming resentful because of it, they are grateful to even have life. This much is certain: when a man is happy, happy to the core and root beatitude, he is no longer conscious of himself or anything else.
True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient. Life is about the little things. If you choose to examine and habitually meditate on the pieces of life that make you miserable, you will be miserable. When you choose to examine and habitually think on the things that you are grateful for and that make you smile, you’re going to be happy. The choice is yours, take your happiness into your own hands.
You will also have moments when you will be unhappy, miserable, heartbroken. You will find yourself at the bottom of a ditch at least once in your life, unable to figure out a way to make it back out. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach, we just haven’t realized that. What you ought to be aiming for is contentedness because the only person who can hurt your happiness in the long run is YOU.