FACT: I am happy.
Not like my name, but like emotionally. Come on people this is no time for jokes.
Not to be dramatic or anything. I know that I joke a lot and what not, but really folks. This was a really cool...serendipity type moment.
FACT: I made a decision; I decided to be happy. Yes. I DECIDED.
You know, happiness really is a decision. Happiness depends more on the principles someone chooses to follow than on the external circumstances of life.
In other words we either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.
To quote one of my heroes
Honestly, this was a big moment for me guys. I mean, I've always understood the internal and external principles of "happiness," but I also think that we has humans have some common defects. Imperfections is most likely a better word. These imperfections cause us to judge ourselves from multiple outlets, generally external and internal. Or, from the standard we've set for ourselves and the standard the world sets for us. The pitfall is that often times the standard we set for ourselves is biased because we've already set the standard based upon the external standard of others.
FACT: I don't know how well I'm explaining myself, but it makes sense in my brain.
In essence, we set this standard. Well lets remember that this standard is often times completely and utterly
I realized I was doing it. Not anything too extreme of course, I am a reasonable person...on occasion. But on a smaller scale I was participating in it. I was setting a personal standard that I myself couldn't fulfill. Not because of anything in particular, just because the standards were unrealistic.
Not being able to reach goals can get you down man. Really and truly. So what was the issue?
Oh yea. My goals.
Happiness really isn't hard to find. I just want everyone to know that. It's not as difficult as people made it out to be. It's rather easy actually. You think, about little things you want in your life, and you don't let anything stop you from getting them.
Me? What do I want?
I want to finish school. ASAP.
And I want to discover myself as much as possible in the process.
I want to obtain as much knowledge as possible. I want to learn new languages, and instruments. I want to help the maximum amount of people possible. I want to learn to cook more Chilean food. I want to have a Cars marathon every month. I want to celebrate Christmas and anything joyful every day. I want to read. I want to paint. I want to play basketball, sing, hike and dance around the living room whether or not there are lots of people around.
So that's what I've done for the last two weeks. And it's been the most marvelous thing that could have happened to me.
FACT: I can breath.
Okay, I'll try to be more serious. Because I really am talking serious stuff here.
There are no external standards, just the internal standard of HAPPINESS that I've created for myself. That and God's standard. That shall never be lowered.
FACT: I couldn't be happier. I really couldn't.
Life wont always be like this, but while I'm living in these "external circumstances" I've chosen happiness, and nothing more, at least for now.
The point of this whole thing is not to rub it in your face just how happy I am, but rather to show how attainable happiness is, even when we can't see it.
FACT: Decisions aren't half as bad as I thought. Just make sure to ...well choose. Decide. Act.
And I have an additional goal, to add onto the ginormous list of goals that I have created recently. But you're going to like this one:
I think this is a reasonable goal for everyone. This is part of "my work and my glory"...the happiness of my fellow peeps. Make someone smile today.