Happiness, where you are.
I once read a story about a man who left his town to find happiness. He kept on walking in search for it. Night time came and still no sign of happiness on his way. He reached the forest and decided to rest for the night, and then continue the search the next day. And just so he could remember where he stopped, he took off his shoes and point them to the direction where he’ll be continuing his search when he wakes up the next morning.
But unfortunately, while he was sleeping, someone (or a monkey – I can’t really remember what it was) played with him and turned his shoes to point to the opposite direction.
The next day, when he woke up, he followed where his shoes were pointing –thinking that this will lead him to happiness. As he was getting closer to the next place, he began to realize that this place is exactly the same place where he started from. The same town where he used to be. Exactly the same town he left in search for happiness.
End of story.
Sometimes we go looking for a place which will bring us happiness not realizing that happiness is just right where we are. Happiness is not something we should be looking for, but something we should be bringing to ourselves and to the people around us.
It is not something that should be dependent of others, but ourselves.
The Search for that HAPPY PLACE.
It boomed last year. Yes. And until this year, many of us are looking and aiming to be in “Happy Place”. Some are already there, some are just in the process of going there, but some didn’t make it there.
Hmm.. tell you what.. I learned from friends and realized that someone else’s “happy place” may not be the “happy place” for you. Some of those who are already there, confessed that it isn’t a happy place at all.
We all have our own happy places.
I admit, this doesn’t go the same for everyone. But what I am sure of is that happiness for some, may not always be the same for you. Just because people call a particular place “a happy place” doesn’t mean it’s a “happy place” for me, and everyone, too.
Go bring yourself happiness where you are.. 😉