Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Are We Happy?

As I was walking into work this morning, I was thinking ahead toward the weekend. Thinking that I was anxious for it to come for a variety of reasons. I'm making it a long weekend by taking Friday off, my son and his girlfriend are coming to visit and I'm also going to be seeing my sister and her family.

And then I thought - we always seem to be looking forward to things. Waiting for new events, days, people to make us happy.

Are we ever really happy right now? I mean RIGHT NOW.

Gosh. I'm not sure if I am. But I'm sure I want to be.

I'm able to look at past "happy times" and remember fondly how great it was - and I was happy. I'm able to look ahead to anticipated "happy times" and wait anxiously for them to approach - and know I'll be happy. But I don't seem to remember being in an incredibly, mind-blowing, intensely happy moment and think "Wow. I'm happy."

Isn't that odd? I want to figure out what I can do to have those incredible, mind-blowing, intensely happy moments and really enjoy them as such.

I know it's a variety of things that can make us happy. Truly happy. On a daily basis. I want to see what I can do to figure it out for me. I'll let you know if I come up with anything good. But I think it's got a tight-knit connection to a little ...  :-)


  1. I so agree. I was just thinking about this recently as well! Why is it so difficult to live in the "now"? I am constantly thinking about the past and forgetting I have a future to create. Thanks for reminding me and letting me know I'm not the only one. xoxo

  2. Yup. It always seems that I'm thinking that I'll be "more happy" when....I lose weight, get a bill paid, clean the house, get organized, make more money, etc, etc. Dang - it's time we figure out how to be happy right now. It's all in the attitude, I think. But it's hard sometimes for me to keep that where it should be. But I'm determined to work on it! :-)