Emotional level: 7

Mental level: 7

TODAY I LEARNED: Finland is the world’s happiest country according to the 2019 World Happiness Report.

 

Let’s all move to Finland! I’m kidding…maybe not. It all depends on just how happy Finland really is. In all honesty though, I would love to visit Finland.

Truthfully, I was going to talk about war today. All this stuff with Iran has really been scaring me.

I don’t want war, I don’t like war. I don’t even like thinking about war. I know it’s a part of our world and all…but for the first time in awhile, I’m a bit concerned.

But as I said, I don’t want to talk about all that. I would rather focus on one thing.

Happiness.

Happiness is such a funny thing, when you think about it. For the longest time, I thought happiness was just a naturally occurring.

As I grew up, I learned that sometimes you have to create your own happiness in order to make it through a bad day, week, month or even year.

It’s hard for us to just let ourselves be. We always have to be someone or be doing something. We can’t ever let ourselves relax because we feel that, if we do, we might slip away or lose focus on what we think matters in life.

What matters is totally up to you. It’s your life. Your life will never leave because you are your life. You get to decide what you want to do and who you keep in your life.

Happiness is about what you make in life, not some otherworldly energy that you might think emanates from everything. True, energies are out there, but you have to make your own happy times.

They say that lessons are presented to us in various ways. Sometimes those ways are difficult. Someone has recently entered my life, and they’re difficult as hell. But I’m not giving up. I know the lesson here.

I can choose to keep this person in my life and be miserable, or let them go and restore my happiness. You really have to meditate and ask yourself what it is that this person is trying to teach you. I think it’s a mix of patience and learning to let go.

Lessons in life are so funny that way. But I feel that this lesson also ties in with happiness. Sometimes there are things I don’t want to let go of because I’m afraid. Change scares me, as I’ve made very clear in the past. But I do it anyway, because I know, somehow, it will get better and the decision to change will improve my life.

I don’t want to be a miserable person. Ever.

I am not a miserable person.

I want to be alive. Live my life. Be free. That’s the goal.

The small bit of advice that I can give today:

Don’t let others ruin your happiness. If a person in your life is making you miserable, let them go. Get out, leave, do whatever you have to do to make your life better. I understand that sometimes circumstance prevents us from doing so, but do what you can, with what you have, wherever you are. Be safe, everyone.

Blessed Be )O(

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