One of our higher goals in life as human beings is to find happiness, however we define it. We are always in search of it. We make decisions to achieve happiness. We choose a job over the other because it is more likely to bring us happiness. Maybe it will provide more money and that will make us feel happy. Maybe it will allow us to express ourselves and this will make us happy. None of us choose something that will make us unhappy on purpose. Happiness is always a better goal.
What if I already have happiness? Maybe I do not need to look into the future to find it.
When I asked this question to myself, I found that I already have the resources for happiness. So, I should have happiness. What are the resources? Small, ordinary things in life. I have nice friends around me. I like the place I live at. I write. I speak. All these bring happiness to me. So, I asked myself: Why am I still looking for happiness if I already have it?
My answer was: I have them but I don’t see them as sources of happiness anymore because they are very ordinary. They are every day. They are for most people. They are not special to me. That means one thing: When I get the job I so wanted, I will feel the happiness at first. But then it will become ordinary for me and I will no longer notice its potential as a happiness source.
And the cycle will continue forever.
So, let’s do a favor for ourselves today. Let’s remember the ordinary things that give us happiness. Let me know what ordinary things give you happiness in your life. Do you try to remind yourself of those regularly? If not, do you want to?