Everything I Wish I Knew About Happiness


Happiness should come from within you.

You should never let your happiness depend on someone else. Because the sad truth is, people will disappoint or they will leave. You should be happy on your own terms and on your own will. The happiness that comes from friends and family and even pets, are bonus happiness, they should never be your main source of happiness.

Be happy with yourself, and everything else will fall into place. No one should have the power to take away your happiness.

I have, many times, let another be my happiness. They lit up my world, and when they left, I was left in darkness, scrambling to find the pieces of myself I had given away, and that they had left behind.

I’ve struggled with being happy. It’s hard to be happy when you don’t know how to be, when you’ve been relying on others to provide that happiness. But I know now, we are our own happiness.

It’s not easy figuring out how to be happy with yourself, especially when there is so much to dislike. But it’s our imperfections that make us who we are. After all, who wants to live in a world of perfection because how boring would that be?

There is too much unhappiness in this world, it’s time to find the happiness in the small things.

In the smile of your significant other, as they wake up, eyes still brimming with the haze of slumber. In the eyes of that old lady you passed by on the way to work today, tales of wisdom sparkling from her hazel eyes. In the colour of the leaves as they change from green to yellow to orange to red as they fall from the trees.

You can find happiness in anything, in everything. It’s all about how you choose to receive it. But I think, the most important thing of all is, never ever place your happiness in the hands of someone else.

Your happiness; it is yours and yours alone. Own it.