It’s the little, everyday things that can be seen as totally ordinary and insignificant that make me truly happy. Here is a list of tiny things that make me glow on the inside, and make me grateful to be alive. These are the things that make me happy in my heart place ^-^
-Laughing until my stomach hurts
-Being with my friends
-Being with my family
-My big sister Tj
-Having good food
-Reading a book until my eyes droop, and picking it up first thing in the morning and finishing it before breakfast
-Having no homework
-Having family time
-Going out with my awesome sisters
^To name just a few. i have a feeling this list would go on forever if I let it. I totally support the saying ‘Happiness is a choice’ because it really is true! Sometimes you have to make your own sunshine. You, and only you, are in charge of how you view the world. I’ve seen documentaries about children in third world countries, who are poor and have nothing compared to what we have, and yet they are delighted by using a can to play football with. If children living in conditions as bad as these can still find reasons to be happy, why can’t we?
Imagine if everything we ever wanted in life was given to us: You had those shoes you always wanted. You’re rich enough to buy that car you’ve longed for, aswell as that house you have pined over. You were healthy, as were all the ones you love. You were married to the love of you life. You had the grades you wanted, and the career you had dreamed about ever since you were a little kid. Imagine it. Think about it. Do you think you would be truly happy? Do you not think that you would just find more things to be upset about, or more things you want? Do you not think you would look for more reasons to be miserable?
Situations are different for everyone, and everyone reacts differently to different events. Depression is a major cause of suicide and suicidal thoughts for people all over the world. Life may seem bleak and dark right now, and you may feel incredibly alone in a world full of billions of people who you feel do not care. Trust me, there is always someone who cares about you and someone willing to try to make you smile again.If you feel like there is no reason t be happy again, believe me you are wrong. There are a million reasons to be happy. You will survive because you are a strong person. Don’t believe me? Well your definitely still alive as you’re reading this right now.Life is an everlasting challenge, and yet some glorious moments make the struggle worth it. Happiness is not a destination that you can reach, it is a journey. Find joy in the ordinary. If you can’t find a hint of happiness in the little things, you will never be truly happy.
Have a collection of good memories, because life is too short to be anything less that happy. You are in charge of how you feel – Why not choose happiness? Be so happy that when other people look at you, they’ll smile and be happy too. I saw a qoute somewhere like : Happiness is the highest level of success. And it’s true, it really is.
And for now, being the huge potterhead I am and being cool enough to slip a potter reference in just about ANYWHERE ( And driving my awesome muggle of a sister Tj mad in the process.. oops :P) I will leave you with the wise words of Albus Percival Wulfirc Brian Dumbledore,’Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light’. One of my favourite quotes ever 😀 Smile my friends! It really is contagious 🙂
LET’S BE HAPPY TOGETHER ❤
-Tia (a very happy 14 year old ☺)