What does being happy mean to me?
First of all, it means 5 important things.
- You’re still capable of becoming sad or angry at any time, but you almost believe you can’t.
- You’re more motivated to do things instead of moping.
- You smile without realizing it.
- You’re healthier.
- Everything is more beautiful.
Notice how I didn’t describe what happiness actually feels like inside. These 5 points have nothing to do with feeling. It’s all in the mind. These are side-effects of feeling happy, and by seeing these effects in others I can usually tell if someone is happy or not.
The happiest points in my life were being a young person growing up on a farm. You can read more about that here. As a teenager, I got to ride horses, cuddle with baby goats, and feed pigs. I loved life, much more than I do now in the city. But by writing about how I feel and how my life has changed I become happy, even it it’s only for a moment.
So thanks for reading and I hope you can find what makes you happy!