(although living close, certainly doesn't hurt one's 'happy meter')
The truth is...I've never much liked the word HAPPY. And I consider myself a pretty 'happy' person.Now...JOY--that's a whole different animal--not to mention post!--and that's certainly an awesome thing...a thing I treasure as a child of God.But happy is well...meh.
let's see what mr. webster has to say about it, shall we?
happy (hap'ee) adj.1 favored by circumstances; lucky; fortunate 2 having, showing, or causing a feeling of great pleasure...
and therein lies my issues with the word. circumstances lucky feeling all temporal. all variable.
now, please do not misunderstand me. I like to be happy. Very much. HELLO..Disneyland!!! :) But what I don't like is how much time I spend trying to BE happy. Trying to maintain that feeling. it is not something I am proud of.
But ... TGIF!!! Check out this quote:
"Happiness is finding something more important than you are and dedicating your life to it."
This video contains that quote in it. And I like it.
It is not my life's philosophy. And I certainly still do not love the wordhappy, but this quote, this video THIS view of happiness is a nice reconciliation for me... it is The Good I've Found this week :)