quote of the week
"Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy"
- Guillaume Apollinaire
It's been a little while since I've looked at my block of inspirational quotes. I figured it was time to take one out and see what words of wisdom I could find today.
Happiness is one of my favorite topics because people often forget to be happy. Like this quote says, pause in your pursuit to happiness and be happy. It is easy to get caught up and too focused on the life you are building. Take a step back, look at how far you've come and enjoy the moments in between. There are so many little moments that we let pass by and we don't appreciate. Time never slows down, and it never stops. You can never get these moments back, good and bad. There is a lot to look forward to on your journey than just getting to the end destination.
Most times happiness is right in front of you. The pursuit of happiness to me isn't about an end destination but all the moments along the journey. It is about finding the positives in the worst times, it is about learning and laughing when we make mistakes, it is about appreciating the little things we take for granted. There is happiness even in bad times, you just have to stop and find it.
Remember: Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy at any moment. You can choose to love the moments for what they are. Even if you are not where you envision yourself, it doesn't mean you can't be happy. It takes time to create yourself, and to become your definition of successful. You have to enjoy the parts leading up to the view to appreciate it fully.
Until Next Time,