“Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy…”- Ralph Marston
When I was younger, I used to be “iffy” with my happiness.
I’d be happy if I’d get myself a gorgeous boyfriend…
I’d be happy if I’d get more allowance…
I’d be happy if I could buy that pretty dress…
I’d be happy if I’d get accepted to this university…
And I don’t think I was any different from other people who seemed to be setting a high standard for happiness.
Those who think that they’d be happy
…if they’d get more popular
…if they’d get a bigger house
…if they’d get a fatter wallet
…if they’d get a higher position in their jobs
…if they’d get better-looking
…if they’d get themselves spouses who’d always put them first
We become unhappy because we set impossible rules to experience happiness. We make it sooo darn difficult for ourselves to achieve.
I am very grateful to have started my blog. I wasn’t a happy person then, but I decided and choose to be one. This is also the reason why I named it “thehappylife”- because that is the kind of life that I want to have.
Can I tell you a secret? I find it easy to be happy because I make my conditions to be happy really simple. I could give you 5 reasons why I am happy today.
#1- I woke up with my husband besides me.
#2- I get to kiss & hug my daughter goodbye when she left for school
#3- I get to have a heart to heart talk with our maid- where she has confided in me her personal problems and I was able to comfort her.
#4- I was able to come to work on time, and enjoyed a meeting with our boss, and some other colleagues over a good coffee. 🙂
#5- I could feel my heart beat in my chest and I can smile
…and believe me when I say I could go on and on…
What are your pre-requisites for happiness? Are you sure they’re not too complicated that you’ll never get to be happy at all?
Life is short. Enjoy it. Be grateful and you’ll find more reasons to be happy! 🙂