“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions” Dalai Lama
A wonderful fellow blogger, Sourav Adhikari, posted 51 Amazing Happiness Quotes. A few of them moved me to words -so this is the first one.
In all my years, roaming this earth -I have met a lot of people. Funny, how you try to hide yourself from the world -but it always finds you. Oh well, back to my thought. Something that has consistently been true for most people is, we are unfailingly looking for happiness -in someone else. I am also guilty of this!
It took many years, for me to stop looking for my happiness -in the eyes of another. No matter how hard I looked, I never found it with someone else. I didn’t just become this jolly self by looking outside of me -but from the inside.
That doesn’t mean, I don’t have worries, struggles, and pain -I do! You can’t escape life -it will follow you no matter where you go, what you drink, or consume -life will be waiting on the other side.
What did I change? Simple -my internal dialogue. I woke up each morning, screaming -“YOU DESERVE TO BE HAPPY!” “YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!” SARANGHAEYO!” Okay, on that one you can you “I love you,” or your own language. Furthermore, I stopped telling myself that I couldn’t do it, that no one liked me so why try, and the infamous, “You are a loser.” Each of them fell off of my brain waves!
When my dialogue changed, so did my actions. Now, I live each day -expecting it to be full of -my choices! My happy choices! When life let’s this plan down, I face that day with optimism. You see, just as the song says, “There is always tomorrow, for dreams to come true.” Rudolph taught us quite a few lessons -and this one is my favorite.
My mom always said, “This too, shall pass!” Of course, when I was young, I never believed her. I am here to tell you -I think…you can count on it!