It’s an early morning over here.
I’m embarrassed to admit that I can’t sleep after I watch American Horror Story. Throughout the night, I kept waking up from terrifying dreams.
When will I learn? Probably never, since I keep doing these things to myself.
I’m getting ready for an appointment and likely spending the day with my Sister. First, I need coffee, stat.
Let’s chat the future today.
* breakfast makes me happy *
We all make plans of what we’d like our future to look like.
Even when meeting friends, we’re constantly bombarded with questions from people. “What do you want to do with your future? How do you see yourself in the future?”
When people ask me my desires, dreams and plans, I’m often left puzzled.
I know that I have certain goals regarding the future, but if I were to all of a sudden rich and famous or working my dream job, it still wouldn’t give me true happiness if I’m not happy in the present. Even if my financial, physical or educational situation changes, I’m still the same person on the inside.
* holiday teas make me happy *
A lot of people have a mindset that if “x changes I’ll finally be happy”.
Meanwhile, we are unhappy in that moment and life passes by us, as we wait for that “moment” when we’ll be happy.
The truth is, there isn’t a better place to be happy than right now! If you’re not happy now, when will you be?
Our happiness ultimately lies in how we perceive our lives.
Life isn’t one specific path; we have to face many changes and challenges. Happiness comes with us through all these challenges, changes and hard times we ultimately face.
* kabocha squash makes me happy *
I feel like there is so much focus on the future that we don’t enjoy the present moments.
We plan our futures too much, that we miss moments of joy in our journey to the future.
I don’t believe we’ll truly find our path in life until we can let go of all those plans and put more focus into being grateful and happy for the person we are today.
Yes, I’ll always wonder what my future looks like, I’m a planner at heart. However, I know that I’ll end up where I’m supposed to be.
Most importantly, I won’t continue to think that things need to change for happiness to occur because I love who I am now.
Today, I choose to be happy with who and where I am.
What’s one thing making you happy today?
Have a fantastic Thursday all!