“What does it mean to be happy? Sure, everyone says they’re happy, but are we really? Does “happy” mean you’re passing all your classes? Does “happy” mean you have everything you want? Does “happy” mean that you have the perfect boyfriend?
I think I can say I’ve learned a few things about happiness thus far. Happiness, I know for one, isn’t perfection. If you’ve got perfect grades but you’re stressing out all the time, that’s not happiness. Having everything you want is nice, sure, but is that everything you need to be happy? Not even the perfect boyfriend can make you happy if you’re not happy on your own.
Being happy on your own is something I and a lot of people struggle with. We look for happiness in other places and somehow are disappointed when we don’t find it. It’s not because it doesn’t exist, it’s because we’re looking in all the wrong places.
Is there something about you that you would change? Do you hate your hair, or your face, or your weight? Do you wish you were “smarter”, or “more talented”? Is there anything about you that you don’t like?
You’re thinking the wrong way. God made you just the way you are and he worked really hard to make you that way. Have you ever thought about how unique DNA is? There’s no one like you. Not a single person. Just think about that. No one else will ever be exactly like you. We’re unique individuals and that’s what makes us special. We have to love ourselves.
Loving yourself is the first step to being happy. You have to be happy with who you are first.