Chasing Happiness

What is happiness? “Happy” is defined by the Oxford dictionary as “showing pleasure or contentment(1),” yet it is so much more than that. Happiness is finding the silver lining in this chaos we call life. Happiness is the gratitude for yesterday, the motivation for today, and the hope for tomorrow. Happiness is, ultimately, what many of us aspire to achieve.

Personally, I’d like to think of happiness as a path, not merely a choice, but an entire path of decisions. Happiness is a journey, with many forks in the road, and inevitably, one may become lost. Every decision we make, thought which crosses our minds, person we encounter contributes in some way or another to our path of happiness. It is a path with an unknown destination, a path which twists and turns and even goes in circles sometimes, but it is a completely custom-made and constantly growing path.

This blog is one about pursuing what you believe in, and I believe in the power of happiness. I have had many struggles in the pursuit of happiness in the past, and I know I am not alone. I have recently promised to allow myself to be completely truthful on this blog, and I will maintain that vow by beginning this new chapter: a chapter focusing on chasing happiness. Consider this another step in your path!

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