I feel like people get lost when they think of happiness as a destination. We always think that someday we will be happy. When we get that car or that job or that person in our lives who will fix everything. But happiness is a mood, and happiness is a condition. Not a destination. It's like being tired or hungry, it's not permanent. Like most things it comes and goes, and that's okay. And if more people would think that way they'd find happiness more often. When people think happiness is a destination, they tend to miss the little moments of happiness in each day.
Everything is so temporary, pain, suffering, sadness, and so is happiness. If you spend so much time looking at your destination, you are going to miss your journey. Happiness comes in many forms, in the company of good friends and good people, in the feeling you get when your dreams come true, or when you make someone else's dreams come true. When your favorite song comes on the radio, or when you make your best friend laugh until they can't breathe. It is these moments that people so often take for granted. It's okay to allow yourself to be happy, because you never know how great that happiness may be. You know what, tragedies, sadness, they happen, but what are you going to do? Give up? Quit? No. You're going to pick yourself up and keep going, because those moments of happiness, they are all around you, you just have to look for them. Life is going to kick you around sometimes, it'll scare you and beat you up. But one day you're going to see that you are not just a survivor, you are a fighter and you are tougher than anything life throws your way. Find strength in yourself and your moments of happiness, and allow yourself to feel them.
So many people live there lives searching for happiness and just wanting to be happy, all you have to do is look around you. The hug you get when you are reunited with a friend, when someone tells you they love you, making someone who is sad smile. These moments happen every single day, stop overlooking them. You are not going to be happy every second of every day, not now, not ever. But that doesn't mean you're going to be miserable either. Happiness is a condition. When you're hungry, you eat something. When you are tired, you sleep. So when you are unhappy? Find things that make you happy, appreciate the little things in life. All you hear people talk about is the destination in life, but if you only focus on the destination then you ignore the beauty of the journey.
Whatever you are feeling, feel it. Whether it is anger, sadness bitterness, or happiness and joy. It is all temporary, and no matter what it can't last forever. The sun will rise and the sun will set and you have to take each day as it comes. But when you are feel as though you are all alone in the dark, have the strength to get up and turn the light back on. And when you have days where you fall in love with being alive, remember how you felt when you were in the dark, and appreciate it that much more. Live your life knowing that nothing lasts forever. Seize your journey, whatever it may be. And in the end you'll realize the journey is the destination.
How do you plan on reaching your destination? And obviously, it is different for everybody, but it's definitely something to think about!