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Happiness

December1

noun: 

trying to rediscover the happiness we once knew pleasure, contentment,

Trying… trying!  Many of us try our whole lives to find this noun of pleasure. We all dream of love, hope and second chances and for years I, like many others, have lived in a bubble of the commercially perfect world. We all dream of that “happily ever after” fairy-tale ending to our lives, whether it be that dream job, perfect family or peace on earth. So when will we finally realise that life just isn’t like that, that unfortunately, not everything can be perfect. 

Hopefully never, as I still live in hope that I will have that second chance to be happy. But one day we all have to accept the imperfections that lie with the world and the people we love. The pursuit of happiness starts with accepting yourself for yourself and loving the people in your life for not only their perfections but their imperfections.

But where can happiness be found and when do we really know when we are happy? I don’t know and to be honest I don’t know how to know. The pursuit of happiness is a very personal journey and like love, if we stop trying to find it, it might just find us!

What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life. We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same, but to me, there is only one happiness in life, to love and to be loved.

I have come to learn that Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or even consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.  When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.

You only have one life to live but if you live it to fullest its the only one you’ll need. Anything you do, do it well, as the last thing you want is to be sorry for what you didn’t do.

You haven’t lived life until you have lived your dream and remember, success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful in the pursuit of happiness.

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