Happiness Is Realizing That We Cannot Be Sublimely Happy All the Time

...we are human after all. I do realize that happiness takes real effort and sheer willpower. But there are parts of being human that we cannot shy away from, like the pain of heartbreak or the misery of losing a loved one. I was talking with my friend this evening, and she was feeling incredibly down because the person she loved fell in love with someone else. And miraculously, this thought just came to me and I just blurted it out "Even brokenness is part of being whole", I told her. And it was like I was saying it to myself too. I had been in the same position countless times, and hearing me speak it reassured me in some way. Somehow, it feels as though me being okay with getting hurt meant I was validating my human existence.  Because being human doesn't mean being invincible. It means being able to withstand hurtful things, and then getting up and trying to live again, anyway. What could be more beautiful than that?

It made me happy to think that I had gotten to that truth all on my own.

happilylost happilylost
26-30, F
2 Responses Mar 7, 2009

Beautifully written!

Thank you! I am glad to have you as a friend too! I just hope that my own experiences help others deal with what they are going through. This is so helpful! I'm glad I found it. Truly a blessing.