Reasonable Happiness

Reasonable Happiness

me drinkIt is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.   ~ Charles Spurgeon

The concept of the pursuit of happiness is obviously a very old idea, hell it’s written into the Declaration of Independence.  Over the last decade there has been a lot written about happiness.  Take it from a guy who writes a blog on the subject there are many books, many blogs and workshops out there to help people be happier.  Recently I’ve started seeing a bit of backlash against the idea.  Pieces with titles like, Is the Pursuit of Happiness Making us Miserable?

I get it, I really do, people are sick of hearing about how being mindful, or taking Yoga, or creating six new habits will all make you instantly happy.  I try not to do that with this blog, provide you with instant cures to make you happy,  I do my best to point out that anything worthwhile takes work and that the goal is continuous improvement, getting incrementally happier, not instant happiness.

That said, I do believe pursuing the idea of getting happier is a worthwhile goal.  Working toward becoming a happier person has in fact made me a happier person so I know it can be accomplished.  It probably does not need to be said but there are no easy answers to anything, especially not where humans are concerned.

So my hope for you my friends is to take it slow, make progress but don’t give up on the idea of becoming happier and as always, have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane

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About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon
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