Happiness...fleeting? Always beyond my grasp when I pursue it?
Based on my personal experience, I do not believe that to be entirely true. The only thing that has not brought me true happiness is my love life. That is one area of my life that has always been just out of my reach. I always find myself pinching the coattails of that happy state of love, then it disappears. Life in general has not been a bowl of cherries. In fact, it has been difficult at times. But I have made a conscientious decision to work hard to create better experiences for myself and my family. I find it easy to secure pure happiness in everyday life, as in the awe of nature with its beautiful phases of the moon, the way the sun set sets in a bright red and orange sky, the giggle from baby sitting in his high chair next to me at the restaurant. You know that giggle, it is so cute, you can't help but giggle yourself! I am happy because I have employment which allows me to live in a safe neighborhood which is warm in the winters and cool in the summers. I am happy that my employment takes into consideration-my happiness! I am able to work from home some days of the week, work a flex schedule to take care of my needs at home or just take a day off and do nothing. I am happy because I have goals for my life which catapult me to always strive to become a better person. I am happy because I have friends all over the world who care about me and my well being.I strive to surround myself with things that make me happy and purge those things that do not appeal to my happy state. For those things of which I have no control, I am happy that I know the Serenity Prayer!I am happy because I know there is something bigger beyond myself and that I am not alone. I am happy for my happy state of mind!