Taking a deep breath, pulling the crisp, clean air into you, filling you, pushing all the dark and insanely busy out.
Taking another, wiping the smudge of all the small and seemingly unimportant issues and little dramas of life, away.
Breathing deeply and freely now, just in and out, until you can feel the chill of the air in every part of you, from your fingertips to the organs inside, clean and fresh.
There it is. I found my happy. As I look around, I realize that everything else is extra. The air. The mountains and the river.
What I am curious about is, am I so different than everyone else? Am I especially blessed? Is it simply being aware of what my purpose is that makes it so easy to find my happy?
How Do You Find Your Happy?
The #RockHot Jayme Soulati started the Happy Friday series and in doing so has brought many smiles to many faces over the last few months. The talented writers that have written the posts we have all enjoyed are a blessing.
They have also made me think strongly about why we are focusing so hard on happiness. The reason I would say such a thing is…
Shouldn’t happiness come easily to us all? We have read these posts and know that happiness isn’t money or possessions.
We all know that happiness, giving it and receiving it, can be as simple, and as precious, as a smile.
And, we all know that as bloggers, we tend to write about what people need.
My question is why do we need help finding our happy?
As I read and research and study, day in and day out I have taken note of a few quotes that may help you find your happy.
“When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’” – Sydney Harris
“Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.” ~ Voltaire
“Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.” ~ Roy Goodman
“The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” ~ Joseph Addison
“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” ~J.M. Barrie
“Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God.” ~Karl Barth
…and of course, my favorite…
“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” ~ John Muir
I know how much simply “trying” wears a person down. I understand that certain sadnesses cannot be unfelt.
But finding your happy? Maybe, just maybe, if you stood still (only for a moment) and breathed and remembered what made you happy the last time… it could fill you again, if you let it.
My hopes and wishes are for you to find your happy (if it seems to be missing). Remember this, as you search for your own…. you are not alone. I’m here.
About the Author
Amber-Lee Dibble, aka Alaska Chick’s Blog, is a Professional Alaska Guide and Manager at Pioneer Outfitters. Find and chat with Amber-Lee and Pioneer Outfitters on FaceBook , on Twitter as @AlaskaChickBlog or on LinkedIn as Amber-Lee Dibble.