I Am Happiest When [No.21]

Posted by Jill Chivers in Happy

Happiness is not a pursuit – it is a perspective

That pretty much sums up this new approach to living my life in a greater and more frequent state of grace.

And at times, I forget that happiness is a perspective.  At times, more often than I would like, I get caught up in how I believe my life and circumstances should be (which generally involve something requiring the word ‘more’).

And this makes me forget how great I have it.

I’ll share candidly today and say I’ve been struggling recently with the idea that happiness is available at any moment – no matter what.  I want to cop out of that idea and go back to being unhappy if things are turning out as I’d like, or as quickly as I’d like.

And of course, that is the moment that I need to remember this the most.

And if my musings about happiness and all I’m exploring encourage you to delve deeper into your own experiences and perspectives on happiness, this experiment will have been worthwhile.

I am happiest when (#21)

I’m reading.  I love, love, love to read.  I’m always reading, and often have 2 books on the go at once (a fiction, and a non fiction).  I often feel sad when a book has finished, like I’m saying goodbye to people, places, ideas, that have come to mean something to me.   And books come alive in my imagination – I often feel like I’m watching a super long movie or mini series when reading… the characters come to life, the places and spaces come to life, the action is alive.  Books are alive, and one of life’s great joys.

The absolute joy of reading!

The absolute joy of reading!

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