Often times when people ask “what is it that you want in life?” the answer is simply to be happy. We get so absorbed in looking for happiness, that we often look right past it. We are so concerned about the future, that we forget to look at the present and be… happy. I saw a quote the other day by Robert Holden, that explained this exactly:
“Beware of Destination Addiction – a preoccupation with the idea that happiness is in the next place, the next job, with the next partner.
Until you give up the idea that happiness is somewhere else…it will never be where you are.”
It is so important to understand this: Happiness is not a destination. Being happy is something you need to maintain and it comes directly from yourself. We all want to be happy (rightfully so, what else would life be about?), but we need to stop believing that the NEXT of everything is where we’re going to find it. Right now is so important, because it’s part of your journey and you need to appreciate every step of the way.
Be kind to yourself and enjoy the little things. I hope you find happiness in every day.