Where were we?
Happiness- catch up: who when where why how should be happy. We’ve been discussing various thoughts on happiness. Here we go again…
Last week I talked about my goals for the upcoming year. Many people commented on how much I was taking on. Many people wondered if I were high energy. People were wondering about the type of person who would write and execute such a list…
I like a list. I like goals. I like tasks. I am somewhat high energy. I know this. I accept it.
Knowing and accepting this makes me happy. The key to happiness is knowing and accepting who and what you are. It’s taking your individual quirks and running with them without caring what others think.
See- that’s the thing about happiness: you might not know exactly what it is, but you can figure out what it’s not…
I get stressed if I don’t write things down. I get fidgety when I don’t have a plan. If I don’t know what’s going to happen, how it’s going to happen, I am not happy. I plain don’t sit still well… This is me. No apologies necessary. I’m quite OK with the person that I am.
Yesterday I was with my family and we were going to meet other family at a restaurant. My daughter had ordered the Via, and I asked my usual thousand questions: Is it a share? What corner is it picking us up? What’s the make of car? License? What corner is the restaurant? My family wasn’t answering any of my questions, they were mocking my need to know…though I don’t know why my daughter was in on this game, cause she’s just like me…) There lack of answers was driving me crazy. I. Was. Not. Happy.
For me, happiness is a big, pink planner. Happiness is a form that I can write weekly chores on and check them off when completed. Happiness is having a roadmap to the day, the week, the month, the year. Happiness is having a prompt to take photos and then finding the photo. This is my happiness project. It may not be yours. But it is mine.
So here’s the thing: everyone has to figure out WHO they are. They need to figure out WHAT works for them. HOW to find happiness is completely individual: no one else can chart your particular course. WHEN you own who you are, happiness will become much more achievable. WHY? Because being true to yourself is happiness. WHERE your happiness journey starts and ends is up to you.
On a side note, our blog friend Leslie is undergoing surgery today (cancer). Let’s send a little love and good thoughts today.