Midnight Motivations and Musings # 97

Happiness[1]

It’s been said a billion times and yes I will say it again, ‘life is too short to live miserably,’ and at the end of this living what exactly would you have achieved if misery has been your only destination?

There’s never going to be one Eureka moment when happiness runs up to you at a bus-stop and clings to your pants legs with eagerness to become your life tenant.

Neither is it something that someone else can hand over to you. The people around you may help in stimulating your state of happiness, but they don’t owe you the responsibility of making you happy and as a matter of fact, handing someone the reins to your happiness is a big mistake that you can’t afford to make.

It’s an active emotion that must be pursued daily and requires your contribution. The state of being happy is not a one-size fit all recipe, and each person has to find their own mental and emotional state of well-being which exists not because everything in their life is perfect but because they appreciate and enjoy their imperfect moments.

No one should sit and wait for happiness to happen to them because the state of happiness is not a destination you arrive at, but a continuous journey of the mind.

Blessed be.

Jacqueline


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10 thoughts on “Midnight Motivations and Musings # 97

  1. Love this … You are brilliant

    There’s never going to be one Eureka moment when happiness runs up to you at a bus-stop and clings to your pants legs with eagerness to become your life tenant.

    It’s an active emotion that must be pursued daily and requires your contribution.

    Going to share on my twitter account. I have to figure out how you do a pingback – really love this piece would love to pingback on my blog some how.

    Made my day, made me laugh…. clings to your pant legs with eagerness – brilliant!!!

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  2. Very insightful piece of advise. One’s own journey to happiness must be owned and pursued actively. I also enjoyed your wonderful sense of humor with the “pant leg” part. ❤

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  3. I absolutely love”when happiness runs up to you at a bus-stop and clings to your pants legs with eagerness to become your life tenant.” I laughed at the image. I couldn’t help but picture this frantic being (aka happiness) clinging to you, being lifted by the wind saying ‘Pick me! Pick me!’ I’m still smiling at the image 🙂 A brilliant and insightful post!

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  4. So true about happiness. Yes, there are times when unexpected events delight us, or things just come together. But you can’t sit around and wait for those days. Most of the time life is lived somewhere in the middle of ecstasy and despair, and we must choose to appreciate and seek what will make us happy.

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