Happiness! It feels like such an extravagant word. If happiness were a person, you’d expect it to waltz in to the room and announce itself loudly with pomp and flair. If you were to ask someone what they want in life or what they want from life, the answer you would often receive is that they wish to be happy. It makes it seems like becoming happy is such an elusive state. As if something big and eventful had to happen in order to feel that feeling. In truth, happiness is inconspicuous and gentle. It creeps quietly in to your life and catches you unaware.
You could be folding clothes whilst bopping your head along to the song stuck in your head and struggle to name the emotion coursing through your steady heart. There’s nothing weighing on your mind and there’s no sick feeling in your gut. You have nowhere to be right now and no one is bothering you. You’ve done everything you could do today – maybe not everything you set out to do on that particular day, but that’s okay. You know you’ll get it done tomorrow. It’s cold outside but it’s the nice kind that feels like you’re being hugged by the clouds. You are in your own little world, a perfect little bubble and there’s got to be word for this feeling, right?
Well, stop searching! That’s happiness right there.