A book that I ordered a really long time ago has released and is finally on its way to me, and I haven’t felt this happy about buying books in a very long time. I think it’s because I haven’t allowed myself to feel that kind of joy over the smallest events in my life, and I think I need to go back to finding happiness in things that might not matter to anybody else as long as they matter to me.
So many of us have tried to bribe ourselves with the things we truly like because we think it would motivate us to work harder. And it does work for a while. But how much longer can any of us keep that up? It gets tiring after some time and we don’t feel like bribing ourselves for motivational purposes because we know that we might as well not work towards happiness anymore. Because then, happiness comes at a price and we don’t really like the sound of that, do we?
Sometimes, it’s nice to simply allow ourselves to be happy about the smaller things in life. You know, like candy! There’s nothing wrong with finding a reason to be genuinely happy about something. And if it does bring you joy and it is within your reach, why shouldn’t you go for it?
People will try to tell you that you need to work extra hard for the things you actually want. And while that may be true to some degree, don’t allow yourselves to feel as though you don’t earn small moments of happiness whenever they knock at your door. After all, how will we ever know the meaning of joy if we don’t allow ourselves to experience it when it comes by?
This isn’t just me saying something because I’m feeling incredibly happy today but it is something that I feel as though we need to allow ourselves to experience more. People will tell you to lower your expectations and not want things that are too big to achieve for yourself, but if it makes you happy, go for it without a second thought.
Happiness is in the moments we have convinced ourselves to overlook. But it does exist. Xx