How to Find Your Happiness

We’ve all seen some version of this scene: the child at the playground, covered in ice cream, wearing a tiara. She’s surrounded by fun toys, fawning parents and other happily screaming kids. Yet, although her world appears to be exactly as she’d want it, she is beside herself sobbing in utter distress. My point here isn’t to illustrate the simple statement that happiness can’t be bought or that spoiling your children is bad. What I’m suggesting is that most of us are not all that different from the little girl on the playground. Many of us are going about happiness all wrong.

Happiness is accepting
It is when you are okay with what life is
But it’s also much more than that
You have to go beyond accepting
Because accepting doesn’t mean you’re living
Take what you have and squeeze the good out
Keep on being positive and that’s when you’ll feel
The truest of all happiness
—  a little recipe for happiness (60 out of 365)