Be this person……
Be this person……
Man is on an unending quest in search of a never ending Happiness ( Joy).
Growing up, I couldn’t place a thin line between JOY and HAPPINESS. They are emotions that express completeness, satisfaction, and excitement. Hardly can one ever think of a difference existing between these emotions.
But I think, I had an expirience lately which make me realise Happiness is quite different from Joy.
Happiness is instant, and temporal. It is always provoked by exciting circumstances or what I will call external factors. It can easily be wiped off by sad happenings. This is what explains…a minute you are happy😀, and the next you are sad😕
Joy, is different. It is an internal feeling of never ending happiness. It is not affected by happenings around you. It stays forever in your heart . It’s that calm assurance and rest you have in heart even when things go wrong. It’s makes you stay confident and positive. It gives you the power to overcome difficult times. It keeps you standing…..
The causes of joy have been ascribed to various sources:
“When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”_ Gautama Buddha.
“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” _ Joseph Campbell.
“Joy is the emotional dimension of the good life, of a life that is both going well and is being lived well.”_ Miroslav Volf.
The question I ask myself is this: After many years of living can one realise they have been happy but haven’t expirienced joy?
These are just my thoughts😊
A lovely week to you all❤❤🙌
Happiness is an inside job.
It is not only realised when things go right. It will amaze us to see how much strength we have when happiness makes us smile admits our pains. Happiness is not just a choice, it is a life style. You live with it, nourish it, and make it part of you.
We can’t get enough of it and we can’t deny it. It is a feeling that gives yourself worth.
Happiness is all we strife for at the end of each day.
Always be happy……Happiness is meant for you…
The world has a way of breaking us down. But when that’s done, we only get stronger at the broken points. Life’s lessons are endless and ceaseless. Each day brings a new lesson, exposing us to many opportunities. Some of which will make or marr us. But whatever the case might be, we only get stronger.
Strength is not for the powerful but for those who have the desire to live, and expirience what life holds. We can never be in control of everything. There are times when we face difficulties not of our making, but it comes as a test of strength.
So, seize every opportunity that comes your way, make the most out of it. If we fall, we rise. If we get broken, we mend. The choice is up to is. Life has given us a plethora of choices. We either choose to be kings or beggars.
Today marks a happy day in my blogging expirience. I was nominated earlier today by My Kaby’s owner of the site Bittermarshmellos, to participate in a three days quote challenge. It is a unique blog with a unique angle and content are quite inspirational.
It is often said everything happens for a reason. And so does failure. Failure is a word we never want to expirience because it has a way of making us feel worthless. But we will never be able to better appreciate what we have until we have loosed it several times.
That’s the beauty of failure. That each time we fail, it makes us better appreciate sucess when it comes. ..
So what am I saying……
Focus on the lesson life brings and not on the journey itself. There’s more to it than you think you see…
All what we need is time. As we live, we are subject to change. You can’t judge who you are now, by who you were years back.
We never know how strong we are till we face challenges…..we never know how far we have gone till we look behind and catch a glimpse of where we were. Only then will we better appreciate where we are. It doesn’t suffice to say you’ve tried and nothing’s done. In your little efforts lies the step for change.
The beauty about life is not living to overcome all difficulties. It is to live to see another day you know nothing of, conquering and losing but yet gaining lessons on being a better you. Good things happen for a reason and so does the bad. But whatever be the case, we need to self appreciate where and who we are.
Life is a journey. This means we decide to move ahead or backward or not to move at all. The very reason you live is a proof that you cling to hope. Hoping that your tomorrow will be greater than today.
A living dog is better than a dead lion. You have come this far to give up. Hang in there!!!
Lots of love❤❤❤🌸