BY FLEUR CHAPMAN
The definition of happiness is a very personal and dynamic one. What makes you happy may not be true for your friend or spouse, and what makes you happy today may not work tomorrow. However, in some way or another, we are all chasing our ultimate and never ending ray of sunshine. That is what makes us work hard, exercise every day, run around after the children or ensure healthy meals are at the table each night. We set goals, we plan, we manifest our dreams – all in our drive to be happy.
When it comes down to it, happiness is all about perspective. A cheery disposition attracts positivity. We all know the feeling when some days everything is rosy, no matter what life throws our way, but the next day?! Thunder and lightning over the smallest mishap. The difference is within ourselves and we have the power to choose how we react.
There are many, many opportunities to experience moments of happiness everyday when we are open to them. As a professional, happiness may come from a steadily growing business, a glowing report from a customer or a new milestone reached. As a parent, our children offer that warm glow from their delightful smiles, tight hugs and pride over an accomplishment. Family, partners and friends also have the potential to provide us with daily doses of happiness from shared connections, support, and light hearted banter to ease tension at the end of the day.
When you are able to feel happiness in your everyday and open your mind to opportunities, there is no limitation to what you can do. With the right attitude and determination, no matter your age or experience, the world is your oyster and you are fuelled to find your ultimate happiness in grand ways.
Big thing happen when you step out of your comfort zone and chase your dreams, so don’t be afraid – go for it! There will always be people who disagree with your plans or worry for the outcome, but more often than not this comes from a place of love and concern. Be open, honest and strong in your convictions. True supporters will be happy for you, no matter what happens. Remember the saying, “if at first you don’t succeed….”? There is no such thing as failure, only an opportunity to learn and grow.
You are the one in control of your own happiness, so never stop chasing the rainbow.Find the happiness in your every day and fuel that fire to reach your dreams.