utorok 29. novembra 2011

Creating Our Own Happiness

Own Happiness

I believe we have the power to create
our own happiness.
I believe the real magic in the world
is done by humans.
I believe normal life is extraordinary.
I was sitting in my car at a stoplight
intersection listening to the radio.
I was, I guess, lost in the moment,
thinking how happy I was to be inside
my warm car.
It was cold and windy outside,
and I thought,
"Life is good."
Now, this was a long light.
As I waited, I noticed two people huddled
together at the bus stop.
To my eyes, they looked uncomfortable;
they looked cold and they looked soggy.
The couple seemed to be doing
their best to keep warm.
They were huddled together,
and I thought to myself,
"Oh, those poor people
in that punishing wind."
But then I saw their faces.
Yes, they were laughing.
They looked to be sharing a good joke,
 and suddenly, instead of pitying them,
I envied them. I thought,
"Huh, what's so funny?"
They didn't notice the wind.
They weren't worried
about their clothes.
They weren't looking at my car
thinking, "I wish I had that."
You know when a single moment
feels like an hour?
Well, in that moment, I realized
I had assumed this couple needed
my pity, but they didn't.
I assumed things were all bad
for them, but they weren't.
And I understood we all have
the power to make moments
of happiness happen.
I believe this is something
all of us can do:
Try to be happy within the context
of the life we are actually living.
Happiness is not a situation
to be longed for or a convergence
of lucky happenstance.
Through the power of our own minds,
we can help ourselves.

10 komentárov:

  1. Wonderful post, thanks, its necessary to know that happiness are instants,
    and happiness always is hidden in little insignificant acts or things...
    always is in front of us, and we dont want to see it!

  2. Very good.
    Thanks for sharing, Viera. :-)

  3. All your words ring true, Viera! Happiness is in ourselves... Hugs

  4. have a nice Wednesday.................cowboy music???

  5. Dear Ivonne, we can travel a long way
    and do many things, but our deepest happiness
    is not born from accumulating new experiences.

    It is born from letting go of what is unnecessary,
    and knowing ourselves to be always at home.

    Your visit here make me always very happy...

  6. Thank you Caroline...you're always welcome...

  7. Thank you for visiting Graham...I appreciate your comment very much...

  8. Dear Belita, your visit here make me very happy.

    Thank you so much.

    And happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself...:-)

  9. Wishing you a nice evening Vart...

    I'm very happy to see your message on my page...

    Hmm...I like cowboy music...:-)