In light of our conversation today, this post reflects my attitude toward living a fulfilled life. This author uses the word “happy” but I am not going to get caught up in semantics.
What is happiness? “Happy” is defined by the Oxford dictionary as “showing pleasure or contentment(1),” yet it is so much more than that. Happiness is finding the silver lining in this chaos we call life. Happiness is the gratitude for yesterday, the motivation for today, and the hope for tomorrow. Happiness is, ultimately, what many of us aspire to achieve.
Personally, I’d like to think of happiness as a path, not merely a choice, but an entire path of decisions. Happiness is a journey, with many forks in the road, and inevitably, one may become lost. Every decision we make, thought which crosses our minds, person we encounter contributes in some way or another to our path of happiness. It is a path with an unknown destination, a path which twists and turns and even goes in circles sometimes, but it is a completely custom-made and constantly growing…
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