Hello to all. Florence doesn’t know I’m here right now so please…don’t tell I came for a visit.
“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.”~Oscar Wilde
I give a great deal of thought each day on achieving happiness. Actually thinking in great depth about something brings me happiness, so I guess I fulfill my quest for it each day.
Being able to devote copious amounts of time, and quiet time at that, I’ve wrestled the subject of contentment from many different sides.
To make a very long struggle short for the sake of your sanity and my strain in writing these days, I now give my oh-so-wise realization.
Determine the things that give you joy.
So often you are asked “What makes you happy?” and then, how often do you either struggle for an answer or allow your shoulders to sag and reply with, “I don’t know.”?
How can you become happy if you have no idea what it is that will make you happy?
Be firm in your quest for happiness.
Another way to say this? Don’t be ashamed to go for your happiness.
We face moments in life that are tough. Do we risk hurting a feeling of someone or put focus on the one being who will always be with us…ourselves?
By saying this am I meaning to ignore the feelings of everyone else? No. The happiness of others makes me happy and I would think would make some of you happy as well. Being surrounded by happy people makes for a happy environment.
Nurturing a happy environment of people who are willing to be and share who we all are in our natural state is something worth striving for.
Imagine a life and space where one is allowed to simply be ones self and have those around them understand there is no attempt at being off putting but instead we are simply needing moments for ourselves. We are needing moments to re-energize.
This might be something people call as being selfish. I think that word is over used. The word selfish is often used by those who are wishing to gain something from or disagree with the person they are claiming is selfish.
“People fail to realize that in order for one to be happy with you, they must first be happy with themselves.”~Ronovan
If being you and being happy does no one harm, then there you go.
Ronovan is an author, and blogger who shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer though his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.WordPress.com.
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