This post is part of an ongoing challenge to share a little joy I have found each day of this year, and perhaps for the rest of my life. I hope you enjoy it!
February 10th, 2020
Sometimes we need to make the choice between something that feels safe, and something that we feel we need to do to be happy. Quitting that job that gives you financial stability, ending that relationship, turning away from a bad group of friends.
Happiness is not, and never will be, or should be, a permanent state. We are all in a constant flux, shifting from one emotion to the next. It is the reality of life, as we react and perceive the world and others around us we feel differently. It is what makes us human, and it is the choices we make in each moment that allow us to feel the full spectrum of emotions and experience life as it happens.
That being said, there are certain things we do, certain people we spend time with, who tend to put us into a more negative state, and it is up to us to make the choice to move away from those things, even if they made us feel a certain sense of stability, so that we can aim towards a path that can help us, if not be happy all the time, at least lean us more towards that state of being, so that we can hit those high notes, find those little joys more often, instead of missing out on them because that person or place is creating too much noise and drowning out the good moments.
Remember to always be honest about your situation in life, and make the choice that you genuinely feel is healthiest for you, even if its much more difficult in the moment. Safety and comfort are generally not the best path, even though our brains trick us into thinking so.
Open mind, strong heart, keep moving forward folks.