Finding Happiness

By Christina Kim - January 22, 2016


One of my personal favorite quotes, or rather, story came from this extremely inspirational piece.

"When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.
When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. 
I wrote down 'happy'.
They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life".

Quote: John Lennon

It is such a simple story yet the meaning it contained was far more than what most of us would imagine.

It would seem as though it is just straightforward; it is all about being happy and that is life in itself.


Being happy means living one's life.
Being happy means putting a smile on one's face.
Being happy is all that it is to life.

Thus everyone embarks on their own search and definition of happiness.
Everyone has their own standards and their own interpretation of the meaning of happiness.

For some it may mean fulfillment of their personal goals and ambitions.
For some it may mean being with that person they love all the time.
For others it may be having everything that they ever wanted and doing nothing at all to achieve that.
There are maybe those who just want to be able to smile all the time.

Happiness is all about how we see it, and what it really means to us.

Many may think that it is just seemingly routine, and set out in pursuit of happiness, or rather, aim for it their entire life because simply, they just want to have a happy life.

Well, who doesn't?

Happiness is as said, the key to life yet it is really not as simple as one thought for the many definitions and perceptions lying out there.

What makes you happy may not be what makes me happy.

Perhaps just watching that sun rise from the horizons despite the long hours of waiting could be my definition of happiness, but not for the folks who had to drag themselves out of bed to accompany me. They could loathe that thought of sunrise, just by the mere mention of it.
I'm just saying.

No one can really tell us what is happiness, or what makes us happy, but ourselves.

Do not rely on others to make us happy, but rather, it is our own responsibilities.
No one knows what makes us happy, so how can we expect them to?

But most of all, do we really know what makes us happy?

Also, is our happiness the only one that really matters?

Is Happiness all about ourselves?

What if our happiness could mean misery for others?
Will that still make us happy?

Most importantly, is Happiness really just all about a smile or a laughter?

Is it really just that simple?

It can be as simple or as complicated as it gets, or as we make it to be.

Finding happiness may sound like a crazy task, but it is in truth something we are in pursuit of every waking second yet it has become so mundane that we no longer realize it.

We are pursuing happiness yet we do not know what happiness truly is, because we are never content when we find it.

So, is happiness really that straightforward after all?

If it is, it won't really be defined as the key to life, don't you think?

Take some time and think of the term, and that meaning of Happiness to you personally.

What makes you Happy?
What makes you think it's real Happiness?
Have you found it?
Are you Happy?
If not, Why NOT?

The pursuit of happiness sounds like nothing to an adult, because we always perceive it as part of life and nothing to go after for.

But really, we all know nothing about happiness or life, as a five year old pointed out.

Happiness is key, but make it a wholesome happiness and throw in that tiny bit of gratitude.
Happiness is not about only oneself, but also about those around us.

Be mindful and you will find that happiness will present itself.

It is always there, we just need to acknowledge it.

You will surprised with that bucketful which was there, all the time.
You just need to LOOK at it.


It is as simple as just a Smile at yourself and then at those around you.

Define your own Happiness and just make sure it is not of harm to others.

Be HAPPY, and spread that happiness because we always have a bucketful and after all, what is Happiness without that sharing?


*Author's Note: 
This is not a sponsored/promotional post, and solely based on author's personal opinions and do not represent the general public. 
Experiences vary from one individual to another.
You do not have to agree with me.

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