What is my belief of Happiness?
I believe that happiness is a state of being. One that is sometimes harder for people to find. To reach. It is something that we should stretch to achieve even though it is not always easy and, truthfully, is quite illusive. I have spent many years lost in the darkness. Searching, looking for something. The something, I feel, is happiness.
How do we reach it?
Recently it has been brought to my attention that fun is the way to reach and achieve happiness, which makes sense to me. Finding happiness by itself is too hard and sometimes can seem overwhelming. Too great a task.
Find your happiness. Find your joy.
Those are terrifying statements, especially when someone is depressed. If it was just that easy. They want to be happy, I want to be happy, but sometimes the chemicals are stopping it. However, if we look at it another way, if we look at it as finding something fun it seems easier. Fun doesn’t seem as scary. Fun seems small and maybe achievable. Find something, anything to hold onto and grasp. Something that makes you feel warm and then look for the fun. A game, a song, it could be as small or as easy as that. Fun IS different for each of us. Fun can be any distraction we have in life and it can be our saving grace. Even if fun is watching TV shows we enjoy as we try to pull ourselves back to the world to do more it is a little fun in the darkness.
If you find a little bit of fun it can lead to happiness. It may be small sparks of it in the darkness, but it is there to give us hope and hope is something that can never be taken for granted. Fun is little sparks of happiness in an unassuming wrapper.
It’s how I’m surviving at least. Finding some fun.
Poetry & writing is a way to express yourself and help people through things, but it is not the only way. Please realize that you are not alone. If you are feeling depressed, or having thoughts of suicide please contact someone. You can always call for help
US Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255
or if you aren’t comfortable with that you can go online and get help here. You are not alone. You are not the only one, you matter, you are not a bother, and you are worth it. Make the call, click the link, reach out to someone don’t fight the battle alone, don’t give into the night.