The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go ~Dodinsky
I have always believed one’s need to go through their own turbulence in life in order to come out wiser and stronger on the other side. This for me equates to happiness, knowing that you were able to pick yourself up from the pits. Once you have conquered this a feeling on invincibility bestows upon you. Sort of a “bring it bitches” moment, where you know what ever life throws at you, you have the ability to knock it out of the ball park.
Over the past few months while the dopamine exertion has been regulated, I have had the opportunity to see clearly and observe what I think may be signs of happiness for others around me. It’s the little things such as noticing when they break out into song, or with that subtle smile on their face, or tapping along to the beat. Its nice to see this subtle happiness linger within knowing it doesn’t have to be grand and over exerted. It can be small, continuous and long term.
Noticing these little gestures more as I grow older (and some would say wiser). Learning to appreciate the little things in life and most of all understanding pain is a necessity in life. It is the only thing that will motivate you enough to make the changes to set you on the path you yearn for.
Feeling slightly blessed today on my birthday for my life choices.. and mostly for my favourite who has stuck by me since day 1: the one I call Simba, I can no longer see past you anymore.