I am a happy person, an eternal optimist some may say. But this is no accident. It has been a life-long pursuit, a conscious effort to choose happiness – to learn what truly makes me happy and to practice those things regularly. Since I had a baby 11 months ago, of course my life has been filled with infinite joy. A simple, innate, ‘light up your world’, kind of joy. But if I am totally honest I must admit that I seem to have misplaced my happiness – that underlying sense of peace – somewhere along the way.
I am going on a journey of self-discovery, re-exploring some of the truths I have learnt over the years about happiness and hopefully discovering some new ones. In this blog I reflect on the ups and downs as I try to re-discover my happiness. I know this blogging thing can seem quite self indulgent. Perhaps. But I believe happiness is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves, our families and humanity.
“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” -Buddha