“Happiness is not having what you want. It is wanting what you have.” – Rabbi Hyman Schachtel
My “What I Need Before 25” post a few months back taught me more about myself than I had ever expected. It had me second guessing some of my life choices and I decided that my happiness and self-development were a priority, so I made some well-deserved changes.
Without getting into too much detail, this past month has been a whirlwind for me. While sometimes it feels like I’m only losing, I know I need to focus on what I’ve gained! The opportunity to write this post arose after just losing a family member yesterday, and now all of my other problems seem so obsolete.
I don’t think I would have been able to find a more appropriate picture quote for this post. If you take one thing away from reading this article, let it be this because life really is short.
To others I seemed happy, but it was more of a front – I needed to actually feel it. So I have decided, in the words of Nike, to Just Do It. And consider the following each and every day:
Treat others how you would like to be treated.
Surround yourself with positive people.
Surround yourself with what you want to become: this includes people, places, experiences.
Let’s face it, life sucks sometimes and it’ll kick you when you’re down. Remember that happiness is a state of mind, independent of external circumstances.
If you don’t like it, change it. There will always be obstacles, but positive change usual takes some sort of sacrifice. With the help of an amazing support system, you can get through almost anything.
Finally, from the words of Sugarland: “I ain’t settlin’, for anything less than everything.”
So if you ever need a pick me up on a bad day, come back to this post and read the quotes over and over again. They will eventually brighten your spirits!
Have a happy Thursday, Snobs!