Happiness can be hard to come by, at least for some people. So what is the key to happiness? I don’t think there’s a one size fits all answer to that question, and if there was someone(s) would be very rich, and the world would be a much more pleasant place to be.
I think being able to overcome a hard time can make a person happy but I’m not sure the feeling of happiness lasts if you have a chronic condition. I mean what makes a condition chronic is that it never goes away and you probably have more than your share of difficult times to get through so I’m not sure everyone with that sort of lifestyle finds happiness after difficulty every single time. But it’s possible.
Laughter is always a winner, at least for me, if I’m laughing there’s a pretty good chance that I’m happy because I’m either doing something that makes me happy, with people who make me happy, or with people who make me happy doing something that makes me happy. And laughing.
Some believe that maintaining a positive attitude makes someone a happy person but I question whether those two things are in fact interchangeable. I think one can have a cause and effect relationship but I don’t think it happens all the time, at least not for everyone, but it certainly does help.
Some believe that happiness is a choice. I have to admit I wish it were that easy. I wish I could choose my mood as easily as I pick out what socks I’ll wear today and that would be that but it’s not that easy, at least for me.
Others believe that happiness is a journey, not a destination. You become happy through a process. It’s not waiting for it to occur. I’m probably most inclined to believe this theory but not 100%.
In my opinion happiness is in the eye of the beholder, and how one achieves happiness is unique to the individual.
I’m taking part in The Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge this month (also known as #HAWMC).