What is Happiness?

A few days ago I read a post from Dream Big, Dream Often about happiness being a possible cause for unhappiness. Danny has a wonderful blog. I enjoy his daily questions and observations. They are always thought-provoking. Follow the link to read his happiness post. I commented that for me happiness is more a state of being than something to be acquired.

The conversation got me thinking. I agree that if people view happiness as something tangible they will never be happy. If we live with the idea that we are going exist in this perpetual state of bliss, that we are going to be happy all the time, we miss the point and will be disappointed every time. Happiness is not a destination, the perfect mate, a job, a new car or a house with a pool. It’s a state of being not an emotion.

Things and people can give us joy but they cannot give us happiness because that must come from within us. We must find the space where gratitude, contentment, peace and love exist. When we find and live life from that place we understand that happiness has always been there, we just didn’t see it. Happiness is as much a part of us as our ability to love, and nobody can ever take it away. We can choose to not see it, but why would anyone not want to feel that deep level of contentment?

Happiness is found in the journey of life, in every experience, every lesson and in every moment of our time here. Whether the moment is a good one or a bad one doesn’t matter. There is no denying that some of the lessons suck pretty big. But, when we look deep within that lesson, we find it’s purpose and recognize the glimmer of happiness and that is where true happiness is found.

Blessed Be ❤ Sharon

3 thoughts on “What is Happiness?

  1. Thank you for the mention! As you know I prefer to use fulfilled instead of happiness. But with that said, your post is spot on. Humans cannot expect to live in a constant state of happiness; it is unattainable.


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