Today’s assignment for Blogging 101 was varied in choices, and for various reasons I will be doing the latter one. To revisit a comment I made on a blog today, and do a post furthering the subject and comment I made. I hope that doesn’t totally confuse you.
Anyway, the comment I am furthering is one I made on JMGoyder and her post Happenstance and Happiness. Her thoughts on the fact you can’t buy or negotiate happiness. If you have a few moments, you can follow the link above and read her thoughts.
My comment was in agreement, and the fact that if we concentrate so much on being happy we can actually over-think it. Just to expound it a bit further; if we seek and chase after ‘things or people’ that we think will bring us happiness I believe we’re missing the point of life. Isn’t life after all full of all kinds of feelings; joy, sadness, sorrow, excitement, hurt, depression even. I remember during the times of depression that haunted me for many years. It came and went for most of my adult life. There were times that the word ‘happy’ drove me deeper into the darkness that enveloped me. Being amongst those who looked, sounded and just ‘were’ happy, caused me to look for the nearest escape.
I think happiness is evolved from dealing whatever life brings along, and to perhaps find those moments in time where we can recognize that we’re not always going to be happy, and that’s okay.
Some days I think we find ourselves with a smile on our face, and with a feeling of contentment in the midst of and in spite of, whatever challenge we may be facing…. and that’s okay. It’s life isn’t it?
And I think that was the original blogger’s conclusion, with which I agree!