Can happiness truly be found anywhere? I am sure there are some places that happiness can not be found, such as the death of a loved one. But in most situations I like to believe that happiness can be found.
When my older brother was taking a psychology class as part of his nursing degree, one of the topics was happiness.
“Do you know what happiness is?” He asked me.
I thought about it a moment and told him what I though happiness was.
“To you perhaps, but your happiness it not necessarily someone else’s happiness. Take for instance the homeless person that lives under the bridge. His happiness will be completely different than yours”, he told me.
Wow! I never really thought about it like that before. I am the kind of person that likes to see happiness. I like to see people smiling and laughing. In my previous opinion before our conversation, if you were not smiling and laughing, I just assumed you were not happy. Kind of like my mom. Don’t get me wrong she smiled and laughed but she complained all the time. It was interesting to hear her complaints and it wasn’t until my brother and I had that conversation that I realized that “complaining” was a key component to my moms’ happiness. If there was nothing for her to complain about she was not happy. It made me see things totally different for the first time.
I deal with many people every day, from all walks of life and ranging from all ages. Some I have relationships with and others are just passing strangers that I might have a small interaction with. Never a moment goes by that I don’t think about what makes one happy. I often think there must be something wrong with me, because it is rare that I get sad or get let down by a situation. I would love to be able and say what makes me happy because I truly don’t know. It is so much easier to say what make me sad.
What make me sad?
When I see someone I love, unhappy or sad and there is nothing I can do help.
I would love to know what makes you happy or if you are a person like me…what makes you sad?