May 6, 2015

I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike

I've been studying happiness lately. It's actually a field of study, if you can believe that. But what I've learned is that you have to be happy to make happy. In other words, happiness isn't a reward, but a means to a reward. It's something you have to cultivate, both in yourself and others, in order for it to permeate and thrive.

I like this idea of cultivating happiness so much. And I like that it's in my control through simple actions - gratitude I express toward others, meditation, giving things to others that they need. Because there are days when it seems that happiness is not in me, when the pain is too overwhelming. But it's just not true. Happiness is my choice.

I love that.

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