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Happiness

I think back at the things that have happened in my life. I try to think of some of the happiest moments in my life.
And with this I have come to a realization.

I remember one of the happiest moments in my life. I was young, I was about 13 years old. Perhaps moments are just more enjoyable and pure at a young age.
The moment I was happiest was right after I found out the girl I was in love with had similar feelings for me, the feelings were mutual.

Now that happiest moment wasn't the moment she told me this, but it was actually shortly after. I remember going home after she told and I went to my room.
I remember standing in my room alone with the realization that she liked me too and that we will be together.
It was in that realization and excitement of knowing what was going to come that I was happiest.

The irony is that my happiest moment was in fact a moment where I was alone in my room. No one there that did anything, nothing that happened.
With this I realize that I don't need anything to be happy. There is not a thing I need in order to be able to be happy. Apparently I can be happy by just being alone in a room. The thing that made me happy were my thoughts about it. I created the happiness in my head, and it was real, I felt it.

With this I realize that every moment I am alone actually has the potential to be one of the happiest moments. What separates me, being here in a room now with that moment back then? What is the difference? It is my thoughts about it. Because it is not a physical thing that is different. It is not something that I had and now have not.
Abyss25 Abyss25 22-25, M 7 Responses Jan 29, 2012

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It is true that we do create our own happiness. Whether it is for a few moments, hours, days or longer.
Happiness is a CHOICE. We are are responsible for how we feel, how we act, and what we contribute to the world.
Thank you for writing this and sharing here. =)

sweet story. Love Is All We Need

You have a different and interesting way of thinking. Its fascinating really. Wish I could think more like that :/

Glad you can be happy. :)

Good way of thinking, hope you can get same feeling like that memory again soon :)

This is the basis of cognitive behavioural psychology. A

Amazing that you just worked it out! Your post made me happy to read.

wow...i never looked at it that way before..u have an interesting mind...lol