“I feel like people get lost when they think of happiness as a destination. We’re always thinking that someday we’ll be happy, that we’ll get that car, or that job, or that person in our life that will fix everything. But happiness is a mood, and it’s a condition, it’s not a destination. It’s like being tired or hungry, it’s not permanent…it comes and goes, and that’s okay. I feel like if people thought of it that way, they’d find happiness a lot more often.” One Tree Hill
Monday, November 22, 2010
If there's one thing I've learned (slash been learning continually) lately it is that happiness is both personal and fleeting. You determine your own happiness. Of course other factors go into it, but at the end of the day, you make the choice about whether the glass is half-full or half-empty. People will bring you down, things will go wrong, but happiness is always achievable in every circumstance. Happiness is a mood, that's what I mean when I say it's fleeting. Moods are temporary, they change like the weather. It's not likely that a person will be 'happy' at all times, rather it is more important to be satisfied in every circumstance. It is important to understand that the bad times...they don't last forever, but the good times don't either. Know that every experience grows you in ways you couldn't ever imagine. Know that God's plan and purpose is so much bigger than your own. Know that everything truly does happen for a reason, and one day, it will all come together more beautifully than we could've ever planned. That's what I hold fast to, that's what gives me happiness, and hope, on my bad days.