Are you living or existing?
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. ~ Lao Tzu
We focus here at the Ministry of Happiness on how to live a happier life. Recently, while talking with a friend we started talking about a person we know who lives a less than wonderful life. The crux of it seems to be that this person is no longer living, they are just existing. As far as I understand life it is a one-way, one-time trip and from my perspective that means we should get everything we can out of this experience.
I get why this doesn’t happen for so many people, thinking about the nature of life and death can be terrifying. We get distracted with the day-to-day necessities of life, work, family, bills, and groceries. It’s easy to focus on this day-to-day until years have passed by. We constantly realize again and again that we haven’t talked to old friends for years, that our dreams haven’t been realized and that our bucket lists aren’t getting any shorter.
THIS DOES NOT HAVE TO HAPPEN! It is our choice my friends, our task and responsibility, our duty to ourselves to sit down and right this wrong. It is one of the most important ways in which we can make ourselves happy, a responsibility we owe to ourselves. This is one of the best ways to make ourselves happy, and if we are happy then those around us are happy as well. So give it a shot my friends, give someone a call, check off a bucket list item or make plans to do so. Go full on cliché and actually stop and go smell some roses, live my friends and make it a happy day ~ Rev Kane