Are you on a mission to find happiness? We search for happiness everywhere and we often come up empty. We think that special someone will make us happy and they do for a while but the initial excitement soon wears off and we start looking for someone else. We think that new job will make us happy and it does for a few months but then it gets too difficult, so we quit and look for another job. We think that expensive dream vacation, new car, new house or new trinket will make us happy and it certainly does for some time but then when the bills come in and we have trouble paying for them, we soon lose our happiness.
Why do we have so much trouble finding happiness? It is because we are looking for other people and things to make us happy. This is a selfish desire and when that person or that thing doesn’t provide us with the happiness we want, we just give up and look for something else. It is like an addiction. We crave happiness so we look for a quick fix somewhere. This is why there are so many relationship and marriage breakdowns today.
If you want to find real happiness, you have to bring happiness to others. Instead of thinking about what someone can do to make you happy, think about how you can make their life better. Instead of believing that ‘stuff’ will make you happy, think about what you can give to someone else to make their life better. When you bring happiness to other people, this is how happiness comes to you.
We live in a selfish world. One that teaches us to think about ourselves first and try to fill our lives with things that don’t matter. Loving others and trying to spread happiness around is the only way to find happiness.