Let me tell you a little known secret about happiness.
It isn’t some arbitrary point in time. It doesn’t happen after you get that car,
or land that job, or buy that house. It doesn’t happen after days on end of sadness or pain, simply because Life thinks that you’ve had enough. The problem with thinking that way is there will always be something to replace it. “I’ll be happy tomorrow” has killed more people than anyone with a gun.
Happiness, true happiness, is a choice. A willingness to see the joy and beauty in all things. And as it turns out, the purest form of happiness lies in the small things. That first fresh press of your favorite coffee, your dog that doesn’t know what to stop barking, the way he holds you and tightens his embrace just before it ends, the way she says your name. It’s homemade dinner, a new book, an old friend, a familiar face, a comforting laugh.
Happiness is all around you. You just have to choose to see it.