Keith Costa #1149298
Gratitude is the key to happiness! It seems borderline absurd that life could be reduced to such a simple notion. The search for one’s happiness seems elusive, if possible at all. Even when one reaches their goal, satisfaction is fleeting. With that crossed off their list, one will immediately focus on their next hurdle.
This advice is not pouring out from a wise individual. Frankly, I’m the opposite. Through the gutters and failures I’ve turned inward and learned this universal truth. Instead of constantly worrying about what you do not have, have gratitude for all that you do have. Be thankful.
Sure, many can say it sounds corny, but is being happy corny?
Gratitude could be, “I’m glad to only get 13 ½ years of prison instead of life”. “I’m grateful the cops didn’t shoot me while I fought to pull my firearm”. “I’m grateful to have my family in my life”. I could go on and on but I don’t want to appear corny.
Seeking happiness from others or from possessions is temporary. Therefore, when it leaves you, you’ll be unhappy. Why seek happiness from anywhere outside of yourself? You don’t need anyone or anything to be happy.
You are perfect as you are, flaws and all. Be secure in who you are and know that other’s opinions of you are reflections of how they see themselves. It’s in actuality not about you at all.
Have gratitude for your very existence.