Are you happy? Do you want to be happy or feel happier? I think most of us just want to be happy and spend our lives figuring out what makes us happy and why. I'll confess that I spent most of my life people pleasing and believing I was responsible for other people's happiness. Believing I could make others happy, in turn, made me believe others were responsible for my happiness.
Life ended up leaving me feeling let down and frustrated as I learned I couldn't make another person happy and they often wouldn't make me happy. We can influence other people's happiness, but the root of happiness comes from within. That's why I wrote about how to be happy now! I finally learned that joy is my job.
Happiness is a choice, and I realized I was responsible for my own happiness, I saw that others were responsible for their happiness. All of a sudden, it was like a huge weight of the world was lifted from me as I finally released the responsibility I had put upon myself to make everyone happy because it's something I have absolutely no control over.
Now, I am free to focus on my happiness and develop it through self-love and continuing to work on developing a healthy self-esteem and sense of self worth every day.
Each one of us is in a constant state of evolution on our path to expansion and personal growth. The greatest gift we have as people is the ability to change and grow. I encourage you to nurture your happiness today because you can!