Happiness means something different to each one of us. For one person, it could be a sincere smile from a stranger passing by. For others happiness might be to indulge in time alone. Yet we all long for something which brings about a sense of contentment, well-being, and belonging.
In any case, happiness comes from within. From a decision we make on a daily basis upon awakening. Nobody can give us happiness though their presence can certainly bring up feelings and emotions which lead to a happy state of being.
Happiness is peace of mind, body, and soul. It is finding a purpose in life and working towards that goal. Some of us might believe we cannot truly be happy until we win the lottery or land the perfect job or meet the person of our dreams. But there is no such thing as a perfect life. We have to do the best we can with the life we have been given.
The challenges and struggles we experience in our lives come and go. Some days are better than others. Yet somehow we find the strength to keep going. Happiness is something we actively pursue rather than expect to be delivered to our doorstep. It is a conscious decision.
By savouring the joys of everyday life and learning to live in the moment rather than reliving the past or longing for a perfect future, we can make room for what matters most. Happiness is what you do now. Cherish the little things in life for they are often the ones which matter most.