Happiness – myth or real thing


“What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.” Leo Buscaglia.

Normally mythical is what people call fiction incredible story or unreliable narration. Mythical to me is something different. Mystical to me is what people want to have in their lives, but they never received it. Mystical or not there is one thing we all want in one form or another in our lives. This thing is called – Happiness. Did we must be thin, rich, and beautiful to maintain happiness or we can be just us to become happy?

So let first talk about what really is happiness?

Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. If this is the definition of happiness, why so few people are willing to admit that they are happy? Perhaps because happiness is more than just positive and pleasurable emotions or special moments of our life’s. Probably because happiness lies in some subjects or in so desired position in the work. Surely because happiness is a myth, and only those who are wondering what happiness is really happy.

The truth is that no one can decide for himself what happiness is until he did not really feel it. Once we realize what happiness is, we all seek to experience the magic again and again. The pursuit of happiness is for us, what drives us forward to the future, that which brings us back to the past and what kept us in the present.

In the mean time we all are complaining about how miserable we are and how much we deserve to be happy.

Let’s be honest: The world is full of all types of people, many of them miserable and unhappy. And you know what? They actually want more then everything just good company and may be good food. :)

My simple advice is allow those that you love – siblings, friends, family – to unburden themselves to you without attaching to their stuff. Remind them that you love them. Remind them that you want them to be happy. Turn the conversation to a happy memory, a funny anecdote, or an exciting upcoming event. Suggest to them a good way to change their minds into positive direction – not as a judgment, but out of love.

And the most important thing is to remember that smiles are the secret of everything even if our hearts are frowning.

When you accept that it is not only OK to be happy, but that you deserve to be happy, you will transform.

So my question is what will you do today to remind yourself to be happy?

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Posted April 20, 2013 by Meglena Ivanova in category Stories by Me

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