Just a quick creative piece I kinda wrote on the plane earlier this morning…let me know what you think.
A genuine smile on someone’s face. The grin someone is unable to hide while reading a romantic message. The way one’s eyes simply smile at the sight of a loved one. That’s pure happiness. That’s the most genuine feeling of the human species. The most attractive part of life. All wrapped up in one, beautiful smile.
This genuine feeling doesn’t seem to come by enough. But why? Because we fill our lives with too much depression? Stress? Defeat? Losing?
So let’s say that’s what you do. “But Sarah, I don’t bring these things upon myself. It’s my (job, boss, friends, romance, etc etc)’s fault!”
Well then, sounds like it’s still your fault. Quit surrounding yourself with these people/careers/atmospheres. Surround yourself with pure happiness, and you are bound to become one with it. It will quietly seep into your daily life, your personality, your being. And let me tell you, once it seeps in, you’ll never let it go.
Pure happiness is contagious. It’s addictive. Its almost dangerous. Best part? It’s legal.
So quit wasting time. Quit blaming your unhappiness on outside, irrelevant factors, and start letting the happiness flow into your veins. I promise, you won’t regret it. I still haven’t.
So…pure happiness. Do you believe in it? Is it possible? Do you believe it comes from within or from outside sources?
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@Sasho Stoyanov, Thanks for your kind words!! I’m loving the fact that you smiled at a baby in a car just to reassure it that smiling at people is the right thing to do…that made ME smile! Hahaha… Like I said, pure happiness is addicting and contagious!
yes, most cerrtainly from the inside! its about the little things in life, of course. i say you still cant go wrong ‘surrounding yourself with these people/careers/atmospheres.’ you surround yourself with yourself in the first place!
and what ive realised is, there is always a down after an up after a down after an up after a down so its all good. if it goes too low, dont worry, you’ll be shooting straight out of the water before you know it.
Great thought Sarah, its good to record em :)
I just fell in love. With this post, that is ;)
I always love it when I’m public and I see people smiling as they’re texting away. You get to see a glimpse of a stranger without actually having to make conversation with them. Sometimes that’s really cool. “Surround yourself with pure happiness, and you are bound to become one with it.” Totally! And I think happiness comes from within to an extent but you also need to surround yourself with other people who are happy within. (Or at least working on trying to be happy within.) From personal experience, certain people hate when I’m happy… cause they can’t relate at that moment so they have this ‘f*** you’ mentality.
I like to put a wall around myself with my arms and say out loud, “I am blocked to negativity. I am blocked to negative energy. None of this is penetrating my walll.” And people seem to lighten the hell up after that. It’s like, yeah. Lighten up. Be happy. You might find out you have cancer tomorrow and then you’ll be like, shit, I should start enjoying life now. Uh.. no. Start enjoying life now while you’re healthy.
A bid on here a while ago, some spoken word riffer talking about ecstasy, pretty much sculpted part of my latest beliefs about happiness. We should always be aiming for those wonderful moments where our stream of consciousness is lost for words. You can develop it through staying present, but it’s so much better when it smacks you in the face :D
I liked this and genuinely smiled while reading it. It is just funny how you’ll receive a text from someone and It will just bring a smile to your face without you even noticing… Then your friends call you out on it because you’re smiling like a goofball haha =D
@Nick I agree! Something about being slapped in the face with pure, ineffable happiness is just intoxicating. So much so, that I felt the need to write about it as soon as I saw a couple smiling their faces off on campus earlier this morning! Haha
Random side note – Everyone should take a little time out of their busy days to go outside and observe. Observe the world. Act as though you are on the outside, creeping in for a little while. It’s interesting. And has become a large part of my daily life now. I truly enjoy going outside on campus (I am a sophomore in college) and sitting with a notebook and a pen, and writing about the things going on around me. The physical and metaphysical, things in motion and things that are set in stone. Things that you can see and feel and touch, and the things that you can believe are there. It’s quite fascinating, if you will! In my opinion, that is.
I would say that it comes from both. If happiness were that easy to attain, and it was just inside of us, wouldnt all of us be voluntarily happy?
Its a bit more. Its about finding that first spark–finding that person who makes you smile like a goofball, but then it is about letting yourself have that feeling completely! And feeling it from the top of your head to the bottom of your soles (soulllls)!! Its YOUR feeling and no one else will feel it as you do so feel it completely and appreciate it.
And many times that feeling will try to find us, but unless we accept it, its lost to us.
perhaps of some interest:
I went 2 weeks of smiling when I woke up. essentially forcing myself to be happy.
It was great. It still is great. I can’t NOT smile on my way to work now :) HEHE NOW IM GIGGLING HAHA Its so great hahaha :)
@IJesusChrist, I’m loving the experiment! I think I’ll start that tomorrow. I’ve heard about people waking up every morning and before they even get out of bed, they smile for a solid 5 minutes without anything else in order to release certain hormones and whatnot… It’s a brilliant way to manually force yourself into happiness. Although I believe genuine happiness is much more satisfying.
That was beautiful. I was feeling a little tense before I read it. Thank you. I believe it comes from both within and outer sources. Because… I am not the only one thinking and smiling. We just have different reasons. I could see the examples all over the place. Sometimes it’s hard when I see mainly negative emotional examples, but it always comes back.
Sometimes I have to provoke other people to smile, so I could smile myself, and there are other times when it’s just impossible to make someone to feel good, and release them from the unhappy blockage, just because some people think we’re always racing with each other, and should get as much as possible for themselves. But to what end? Controlling the world and the people? A sincere smile works. People should never lose their sense of humor and forget themselves.
Yesterday a little baby in a car was smiling at me and I smiled back. It was pretending to drive or something, but while looking at me. I smiled so it could feel reassured that it is doing the right thing. (?) Hahaha. And the baby got even more happy. Although… I was drinking beer and smoking at that time… the baby was happy.
And sometimes even forcing myself to smile in front of a mirror makes me smile. :)