What’s Happiness?

What’s your definition of happiness?

While you think about that, I’ll tell ya what a quick Google search defines it as:

Feeling or showing pleasure or contentment.

Uh, okay, but what’s “contentment,” exactly?

A state of happiness and satisfaction.

Hold up just one… flipping… second. The one is used to define the other, so we’re right back where we started from?!

Yup. And ya know what? That’s not necessarily wrong. YOU define your happiness and the definition changes from person to person. So, it’s very important for you to figure out what it is that truly makes your definition come to life. Once you figure that out for yourself, it’s all about reaching the goals to make that a daily thing for a healthy, fulfilled life.

Now, I’m not going to sit here and tell you what should be on your list because, it’s your list. My two cents doesn’t really matter. But, I can tell you what I have on mine:

  • Spending time with my family and closest friends
  • Being outdoors
  • Music – all forms
  • Being on the radio
  • Entertaining people
  • Helping people in the ways I can
  • Good food
  • Writing
  • Getting good sleep
  • Feeling successful each day and on my chosen path

These are just a few things that I have on my happiness list. They don’t all need to happen at once or every single day, but it is important to me that a few of them do. When you look back at your day, you don’t want to be weighed down by the frustrating bits that are out of your hands; your happiness is very much in your hands and in your control.

So, if you do anything to start your journey to your happiest today, create your definition; make your list and be like Santa and check it twice. Don’t leave anything out. This is your life and you deserve to be happy.

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