As I sit at the table drinking my coffee, I feel happy. Not the kind of happiness that a cup of warm coffee and a new day can bring but the happiness that comes from within.
Happiness is not something you can plan for. Happiness isn’t a ‘one day it will happen’ kind of thing. Many times we think that if we have a successful career, the perfect amount of money, the ‘oh so right’ relationship, and our home is ‘just so,’ then we will be happy. We work toward this perfect life we think will make us happy and then when we get what we think should be happiness, there is this feeling of not quite what was expected. You still feel as if something is missing even though everything you thought would make you happy doesn’t quite do it. Some get depressed and some are continually chasing their happiness. Others will ask, “What is wrong with me? I have everything I want and did it all yet I still don’t feel…happy.” Some think there is something wrong with whom they are because they should be happy. Many continue to chase their happiness.
And there are those who will learn that, even though they have been taught that having more and controlling are the ways to be happy, that happiness doesn’t come to them through the physical world. It always comes from within…always.
Happiness doesn’t come in a cup of coffee my friend (Even though it can sure enhance my overall good feelings for the day! ). Happiness begins within you. It doesn’t matter what you have or what you want to be…happiness can begin now. What do you have in your life that makes you feel good and positive? That is a good place to start to open the door to happiness from within.