Ask ten people what happiness means to them and you will get ten different answers. It is an individual thing.
You often hear people say things like “If I could just get x done, then I will be happy.” Or along the lines of if I won the lottery I’d be happy.
Usually there’s a disclaimer attached to this elusive happiness.
So what is it really?
I don’t think it is something that can be easily defined simply because it has many varied definitions to people.
Often I find myself feeling happy when I hadn’t really thought about it, not something that I’d reached for but it just popped up.
You can be happy for others when things go well for them, we may say — ‘I’m so happy for so and so now that x has happened’ or I might say that I feel happy now that I’ve done all that ironing — actually I didn’t , but I’m really happy that Ross did the ironing!
I read a quote recently that got me thinking about happiness and what it means.
“Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.” Steve Maraboli.
If someone asks if you are happy — do you have to think about it or do you answer right away?
I look around me and consider just how blessed I am to have what I have and to be able to do what I do, When I stop and appreciate what I have all is well with my world — so yes that makes me happy.
What makes you happy?