I really want to be happy!
I know happiness is a state of mind, that only ourselves can we become. Other people can bring happiness in our lives, but it is ourselves that makes us happy. Material possessions can bring happiness in our lives, but it is ourselves that makes us happy. Food, alcohol, sweets, sex, pets, sunshine, snow, movies, pictures; these can bring happiness in our lives, but it is ourselves that makes us happy.
In my post ‘Aches, Pains, Life’, I write about the aches and pains I experience on a daily basis. I wake every morning with these aches and pains and I try to be in a good mood, but at times this is difficult. You see, I am that person who when feeling sick or in pain – I am not a nice person. So every morning I wake up and experience the daily aches and pains and I try to be a nice person, a happy person. But the not so nice person translates into not being happy. I want to be happy, but I am not always happy. What do I need to do to be happy, to be truly happy?
I need to get over it!
My aches and pains result in thoughts and feelings that prevent me from being happy. Why is this? Again I ask; what do I need to do to be truly happy all the time? It seems most days I struggle to be happy. I have people in my life, I have material possessions; I have food, alcohol, sweets, sex, a pet, sunshine, not much snow (thank you – I am not really into snow), movies and pictures. These bring me happiness, but it is me that needs to bring happiness to my life and myself?
I need to get over it!
What do I need to get over? I need to get over letting the aches and pains I feel everyday dictate the way I feel and the type of mood I will be in.
Sometimes I will write a post several weeks in advance when I think of a subject I want to write about. When I wrote this post, I went through a week where my body was feeling really lousy and that is where this post came from. Those aches and pains were reminding me of limitations I now have with activities I use to do and no longer can do and activities I would like to do and cannot do. This makes me unhappy.
In the past several weeks, events have occurred and my thinking has changed. I no longer am feeling the unhappiness I felt and have put into place a reminder to myself how to be happy even when those aches and pains are present. Future posts will reveal these events and that reminder to myself each and every day to be happy.
In the meantime, I need to get over it – and this is what I am doing!