The last few weeks, I have had a weird feeling; every once in a while (it happened both times when I was driving), I have felt this sensation. Wanting to sing, and smile, I have thought, “What the heck?” Believe it or not, I spent time thinking about what could this feeling be. The feeling is happiness! There have been a challenging few years in my past; dealing with one crisis or turmoil, after the other. I had forgotten what true, clear, bell ringing happiness felt like.
Coping becomes second hand to us; it becomes natural after a long period of time. We don’t necessarily feel unhappy, but happy?
There is a friend of mine, who has had a similar couple of years. I shared my happiness thoughts with her, and she said, “I’m always feeling like the other shoe is going to drop.” “Life is good, but how long can it last?” This is what I told her and told myself, “Whatever is going on today, if it’s good, hang on to it! Embrace it!” If we enjoy and embrace the good days, we will have lots of energy saved up for that one day, “when the other shoe may drop” or at least droop.
Wikipedia says happiness is: a mental or emotional state of well-being which can be defined by, among others, positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. Happy mental states may also reflect judgements by a person about their overall well-being.
“Reflect judgements by a person about their overall well-being”, that sounds like we have some control? 🙂 ahhh, so if I have some control, what are some steps to take? My comment I make to my children sometime is, “Did anyone die?” They usually give me that look, but really unless someone died, it can be fixed or at least overcome. That sounds like an insensitive thing to say….but coping is sometimes insensitive.. it’s tough, and challenging, and honestly…you have to cope in order to be happy.
Google “steps for happiness”, and you can have a hundred (more) opinions on what it takes to be happy. One that pops up a lot is giving. I agree with that 100%, but giving all the time makes you codependent and an enabler, topics for another blog for sure! How about taking? Can taking make you happy? Taking time, taking love, taking a compliment, taking credit for your good works, taking a hug, taking a hike, taking a trip, taking help?
Hopefully some things to think about; take happiness. I wish you all “that feeling that you can’t describe”; be happy.