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What is happiness?
Have I found it?
If you think happiness is this elusive sentiment that you have to chase all your life and when finally you get hold of it, you’d have achieved the purpose of your life, you couldn’t be more wrong!
Happiness is what puts a smile on your face, however momentarily. It is what makes your heart soar, however short the flight may be. It can not be permanent state. It can not be a goal which you achieve and then be happy forever. Because life happens.
Happiness can be perfect in the hindsight. We can be completely and utterly happy somewhere in our past or we can dream of being so in an ideal and idyllic future, which always is just around the corner but never here!
The trick to find happiness in life is to look for it in moments. There will be in most cases, happy moments, seconds or minutes scattered like gleaming gems and pearl through out your day. But only if you keep your heart and mind open to them. It won’t be a heavy shower to soak you to the skin. It would be sprinkling which will invigorate you, body and soul if you pay enough attention to it.
If your aim in life is to achieve happiness, you will be chasing it like a unicorn chasing a rainbow. For ever in sight but never in hand.
So let go of the notion of finding the motherlode and find nuggets of this precious commodity all through your journey of life and you will see that you are leading a pretty happy life.
I wish you a happy life!
This week write about your thoughts on the notion of happiness.
Have you found it?
Is it as elusive as always?
Is it something where you enjoy the process knowing you may only get a fleeting sight of it?
Go where the prompt takes you and have fun.