Maybe you’re not happy because you’re trying too hard to achieve this ideal that simply doesn’t exist in the way you want it to.
Stop justifying your happiness because happiness isn’t something that should be explained; it should simply be felt.
With a positive perspective, you are no longer rooted. Instead, you’re always moving, finding your footing, and overcoming the next obstacle in your way.
I used to chase perfection, thinking that I would finally be a worthy person I had it all together, crossed all the items off my to-do list, had all the answers and did all the right things. I used to have this image in the forefront of my mind of who I wanted to be—strong, smart, beautiful, fearless—a list of impossibles that I would use as my self-definition. But the more I chased these unreachable things, the more empty I’d become.
What if the purpose of life is not to find and bring in happiness, but to cultivate joy within others? To give, to love, and to be useful with all we have.
When we choose to fill our lives with things that make it fun, as basic as that sounds—we see our blessings before our pain. And that’s life-altering.
I read in a survey that the average American only has 15 “perfect days” per year. Why are there so little of these days that we’re truly experiencing?
The fact that after twenty-five years, I have finally learned to love the process of loving myself.
Happiness is a perspective. A perspective of wholeness. A perspective of enough.
I believe in happiness, and that it is all around, inherent within us.