Have you ever defined happiness? Is it one you looked up in a good old dictionary, or is it one that YOU, yourself have defined? This weekend I was lucky enough to get a nice amount of quality time with the husband, which was great because it was so nice to have an actual adult conversation. But one of our topics that came up oddly enough were- happiness. We are both turning 30 (ahhh) this year and that is a milestone obviously, but what we both want at 30 is just to have true happiness.
We both felt that sublime happiness is the greatest gift of all. We make each other happy and our girls continue to make us happy each and every day. We have many reasons to feel blessed and I often wonder does "blessed" equate to happiness. I do feel that for the most part it does. But being happy with oneself doesn't always mean that we would describe that as being "blessed".
One of the MAJOR things on by 30 before 30 bucket list if you will, is to just have contentment and be genuinely happy. To not have to seek happiness as much as I've had to do recently, but for it to just radiate from within so that I can make those around me happy as well. Happiness is such an important part of life to me and I think I have lost sight of a few things recently and now I need to get that back to what it used to be. In high school, my friends would tell you that there was never a day I didn't walk around with a smile on my face, the same probably goes for college. I think the new roles that I have taken on have led to a stress level I was unaccustomed to before and instead of just smiling my way through it, I began having a short fuse and finding myself very frustrated often and not knowing how to cope. I want to turn that around and find that subliminal happiness that I have always been known for because that is the type of person I always want to be. I want to radiate happiness in hopes that it will brighten someone else's day or moment.
I know that is kind of a deep post on a Monday morning but it is something that is sitting with me and I am glad that the husband and I spoke about it and that he realized that my smile needed a little more prompting recently versus coming naturally like it previously did. So that is definitely something I am adding to my 30 before 30 list (PS I have 6 months-lol), and I know that by surrounding myself with happy and positive people, this will come naturally.
Enjoy your Monday lovies!