Happiness, you tricky thing, you!
How did you become so allusive with age and experience?
I once thought of you as this destination that I would get to once I went through the checklist of life goals; professionally and personally. But now I see that you’re a mindset and your cloak of scarcity is a fictitious fragment of my own mind.
You’re always around, you just have to be noticed and acknowledged.
Much like my post yesterday about the harmonious friendships I seek, you’re the same way. I have to seek you and give you to get it back to me.
While I’m an eternal optimist and a consistent glitter thrower, I too have my issues that can make an amazing day, feel quite like hell. From chemo to random pop-ups of stress, I find that if I think, “I’m happy”, I am. If I think, “I’m stressed”, I am.
But instead of chasing you or wondering where you go, I will be thankful for what I have in my life with people, activities, and impact. I will also know that there is more to come; good and bad.
I’m pumping my breaks as a magnet into the present moment to realize while I’m chasing you, I already have you.
Takeaway: May you find joy in this moment for the good people and things in your life. Contentment is a beautiful mindset to live with if you have the gumption to cultivate it.
Photo: Anna May
Smile: Laughing in chaos
Location: Villa Ravello
Skirt: Forever 21 $10
Tank: Gordman’s $2.99
Denim shirt: Target $15