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 ... :-)