What Exactly is Happiness?
What Exactly is Happiness?
What exactly is happiness? According to Wikipedia, happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being marked by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.
The definition of happiness varies from person to person. But why??? I believe it’s because we all define happiness in different ways. Some people find happiness in their daily activities whereas others have to be doing something special to feel happy.
The reason for this difference comes from within us! Happiness is inside job! We choose to be happy!!! Happiness doesn’t come from someone or the events in our lives. Happiness comes from the joy we feel within. Only you can make yourself happy!
Yes, we all find happiness in our activities, friends, music, hobbies, etc…but happiness doesn’t come from these things. Have you ever taken part in your favorite hobby or activity and not felt happy? I know I’ve been there. That’s because experiences do not define happiness. They bring pleasure, but pleasure is temporary.
There is no magical formula for happiness or one definition that fits everyone. The bottom line is that happiness must come from the inside! I was just thinking of a song that fits my happiness perfectly. Bear with me as this one goes back to my childhood…
For me, Jesus is my happiness! Without Him, I would be lost! He gives me faith, purpose and helps me to love others. Things aren’t always fine and dandy for me, but with my faith in God, situations are easier.
My advice…find what makes you happy, think positive, find your life purpose, love others, and increase your happiness levels by doing more of what makes you happy! Remember you are responsible for your own happiness!!!
Interesting post. We’re definitely all responsible for our own happiness but sometimes loved ones can help too :).
I love this post! No matter what your situation you can chose to be happy. Happiness is very personal. I don’t find happiness in my daily chores, but I do thank God daily for the small blessings in my life each and every day. We always have something to be thankful for.
Thanks, Crystal! Glad you like it 🙂 You are right we need to be thankful for even the smallest things.
Love it, so true! The tricky part is getting our kids to understand this 😉
So true but sometimes so hard to remember. Happiness comes from inside us. 🙂
Yes Yes Yes! Happiness does come from within. I have been happier in the past few years than I think I ever have in my entire life, simply because I understand this now! I am not always searching and looking outside myself, or wishing someone or something would take me away and make me happy. I make me happy. Or not. It is a choice. Thank you for this reminder! And I love your faith 🙂
Thanks, Lisa. So glad to get to know you better.