Does your happiness depend on getting rid of or getting or achieving something?

Should this be true for you, it is doubtful you will ever experience real happiness. Look back over your life and you will find that the simple act of getting, achieving, or getting rid of something simply gave you temporary happiness.

Why only temporary? Because you soon desired something else to make you happy and thought you could only be happy when it happened. Have you realized yet that this is a never- ending cycle?

We seek new homes, more money, classic boats and cars, vacations with all the frills, different occupations, new relationships in an effort to achieve enduring happiness. Then, when we get these things, we find true happiness is still elusive.

True happiness is never achieved through getting or getting rid of things and people. Happiness is an inside job. It comes from living our lives to the fullest moment to moment. It is realized by enjoying all the little things we often overlook through either living in the past or in the future.

Happiness is right now, this second, this moment. It is what we are. Don't waste your life living in past happiness (was it just a few pleasant memories?) or planning for it based on the occurrence of some future event or relationship.

In the final analysis, you are the only one who can make you happy. Nothing or nobody else can.

Ergo, happiness is what you take it to be and make of it.

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