"Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called (A.A. Milne)
Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want (Margaret Young)
You cannot always have happiness, but you can always give happiness (Author Unknown)
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony (Mahatma Gandhi)
What makes me happy?
When I started thinking about what makes me happy, I became quite overwhelmed! There are so many things that make me happy.
Right now, I am content and happy within my little world. There are things to look forward to; there are things to look backwards at. There are things to look at upside down and back-to-front.
When I looked at Tom’s art book that Ariél gave him for Christmas, I realised just how much I have missed being creative over the last few months. I want my fingers to get down and dirty! I am going to set aside two days in the week to not be available to teach and will do some volunteer work or set myself specific art tasks. This is about taking control.
There are so many things which make me happy – people I can’t be with – so I will put on some purple tinted glasses and focus on what I can see and do and reach and touch. Knowing that what is behind me, under me, is still there. Waiting for when I can turn around and touch and see and do. I want to have coffee and a long chat with you.
Thinking about what makes me happy – I realise that it involves: people (you), coffee, chocolate, art, learning, talking, entertaining, shopping, looking, wearing, looking forward to, being, reading, bathing, dancing, touch, hearing, photography… I am going to be here all night if I just carry on with my musings.
I will be back!