Monday, 11 April 2011

How to be happy

How to be happy, the sentence I typed into google after watching Eat, pray, love.

What is happiness?

I don't know what happiness is and I don't know if I have it. What if I don't?
If I got to know what happiness was, would it make me feel better? I don't think so, because then I'd be looking for it. What if I can't find it then.
I'm not saying I'm happy, I'm not saying I'm unhappy.

Sometimes in life there are things that make you smile, for some it is watching children play in the park, others smile when they completed their masterpiece.
"What makes me smile?" is the question that keeps hunting my mind. What gives me this feeling of satisfaction, of peace.

Perhaps love is what I am looking for. I haven't known love for 4 years now. Except family love, but that's a different kind of love. Am I missing something? Yes, maybe I am, maybe that's why I don't feel complete. But I can't recall the feeling of being in love anymore, so I don't remember what I'm missing. Perhaps that is making me unhappy.
If love is really the key, then what about all the people in the world that are single? Even the people that are married. I'm sure that not everyone is happy in their marriage. Are all people unhappy then? I think that what makes you happy, is different within every person. Don't worry if you don't know what it is in your case. I haven't found mine either, but I will. Starting tomorrow.

This sort of messages is not something I'm used to, perhaps not something my dear readers are used to as well. The only thing I want to achieve after reading this message, is to make you think: What makes me happy? Is it the smile of your boyfriend every morning when you wake up? Is it the giggle of your little baby girl, or is it the moment when the sun rises through the trees and you get to watch a spectacle of colours and scents of the world waking up, ready for another day. Just ask yourself this question, and if there is nothing, then find something. I will try to do the same.