“In order to love who you are, you can not hate the experiences that shaped you.” – Andrea Dykstra
A good friend shared the following with me recently, “My daughter had trouble pronouncing happiness when she was little. She said happi(m)ess. Life gets messy. I choose to find the happy in the mess.”
From the mouth of babes huh?
Much of happiness is found this way. From the ability to find the silver lining, the lesson, the opportunity.
Happiness isn’t found in a state of zero resistance, where everything is easy and pleasurable. That my friend is comfort NOT happiness.
You want happy? Then be prepared to work for it. You must also be prepared to lose it. Then work some more and experience it again.
Sure, you can decide to be happy this very moment. Should life distract you, then you must find your way back. Back and forth, ebb and flow, they work together.
The happy and the mess.
Without the dark, you wouldn’t appreciate the light.