I am not supposed to be writing this post at this moment. But I am afraid I’ll lose its essence if I don’t put it down somewhere. Not in my diary because I don’t usually reread my diary entries. But I do, sometimes, reread my WordPress posts. Also I’d really like to share this thought with my friends here on WordPress, so here it is.
So this morning something happened and it got me thinking about the old adage, ‘Happiness is not a destination but a way of life.’ To be honest, I am at a point in my life where adages like these bring no comfort. But I also know it in my heart that they have survived through the ages because they are true, right?
So I started thinking about the adage and I realized, I can’t, one fine day reach happiness and stay there forever. It’s not like, hey, so I’ve finally arrived here and here it is I will stay. NO. That has never happened to anyone. It never will.
Some say you should strive to achieve happiness every day. A few others say, happiness is a choice you make. Happiness is this, Happiness is that. All good, positive and motivating things that people throw at you like confetti. And I know the last thing you want to do is read anymore of that, but hey you’ve already read 234 words of this post. Might as well read the entire post, nai? (;
So the adage says, Happiness is not a destination.
So maybe it is a road. Who knows? And like every road out there, there will be some rough patches along the way. There will be a lot of bumps in between. The weather may change, get worse even. It won’t be sunny every day. You won’t always see the rainbows. You may lose your way. You may get tired. And it is okay.
Allowed hai yeh sab.
But you stay on the road. Okay? Because that is important. And because you deserve it.
You deserve happiness.
In spite of your anxiety.
In spite of your failings. Your fears. Your insecurities. Your pain.
In spite of your worst days.
In spite of everything bad that has happened to you.
You, my friend, deserve happiness.
We all do. And we all find it every now and then.
In things we love to do, in the goals we achieve, in people we love, in songs we love to listen to, in places we visit and in a lot of things like that. You get my point, right?
All I want to say is that maybe we cannot all be happy for every single day of our lives (we don’t ‘have to’ anyway) but we can find happiness every now and then and I think that should suffice. Expecting it to last forever is like asking life to have only good things happen to you. And we know that is far from possible.
Sending you some happy vibes today.
Hope you are having a good day. And it’s okay even if you are not. Tomorrow will be better. Stay on the road. 🌻