Being happy is not just ‘not being sad’. Being happy is your soul singing, the good emotions bubbling from the depth of your belly, loving your life so much you can find good in every day. In my humble opinion anyway.
We can’t just expect ‘happy’ in our life. Although I’m sure many do. Happy is something we need to create.
Making choices that make us happy, are often hard. I wonder why that is? What is built into us that doesn’t allow us to accept happiness and joy?
I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about happiness and my life. Because I want to be truly, singing from the bottom of my soul, happy. Every day.
There have been many times this year where I have been the opposite of happy. Yes, sad, verging on depressed. Not surprising given how much I miss my Mum. I’m always trying to hear her voice for me. It was pretty loud and clear in the birthday card she had written to be given to me in August: “Just live every day and be happy”. (Thanks Mum I needed that! xo)
There are lots of things in my life that are awesome. Some days though I really struggle with finding my full on happy place. There’s a serious amount of discontent. While I have all these amazing blessings in my life (which I’m not ignoring, setting aside or taking for granted) I’m still striving for something more. I know that my mum role is bringing me down at the moment – mostly because I feel like I’m constantly chasing my tail with all that I want to do, and not ever catching up. It’s frustrating, and this frustrating is, I believe, what’s standing between me and honestly happy.
I know I can’t sit back and wait for the answers to come. I need to head out and aggressively pursue them.
I do know that happy for me is going to be less busy. Or ‘different’ busy.
At least I have a starting point 🙂
What does your happy look like?