The quote today comes from C P Snow, who says:
“The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase: If you pursue
happiness you’ll never find it.”
So what is happiness? How do you, as an individual define happiness and what exactly does it mean in your life?
Well, for starters, for me, its firstly about the way that I feel about life, about who I am and what my purpose in life is. It’s about my acceptance in terms of the things that I cannot change and the commitment (to no-one other than myself) to make a difference, not only in my life and the lives that my life touches, but also in the grand scheme of things and the big picture. It’s about looking at the glass as half full and not half empty and if the reality of the situation is that the glass is indeed half empty – of filling it up.
It’s about turning the ‘can’t do’ into a ‘can do’. It’s about finding simple solutions to what some people consider a huge insurmountable problem and then empowering them to implement the solution and thereby solve their own problem.
It’s about looking around me in absolute wonderment at all the beauty and the good things around me and thinking “Wow! I actually own all of this, through my sight!”
So whilst I agree that physically pursuing happiness is probably a waste of time, I believe that you can change your life style, your expectations and who you are as a person, in order to make it easier for happiness to find you!
And I believe, that happiness will indeed find you!