and serenity you yearn for. I am proud of you. You work hard for something, you get it, and then the joy of having it fades, just like everything else you have and dont care about. So what if we took the energy we put toward making ourselves appear successful and happy and put it toward actually being happy, right now. If we are not content with this NOW, it is an illusion to believe that any future NOW will be any different.
Happiness is a choice so is sadness. A lot of people lose sight of their happiness because of the tension the daily grind brings. I don't agree with what you said " happiness is a choice " but these lines does seems poetic and can definately motivate a person for few moments, but. Happiness is a choice as is everything in our lives!
We will always be in the process of 'becoming' happy rather than choosing to simply be happy here and now, whatever our circumstances. Everyone, without exception, has good qualities. Through learning to consistently choose thoughts and actions which support happiness, we can gradually loosen the grip of our old unhappy habits and choose to be happy here and now. Once youre happy, youll find that you begin a domino effect. Its why we pray, get married, go to college, slave through tiresome days at the office, endure heartache, buy into fads, and move through (the sometimes unbearable) woes of everyday life and more importantly, its why we care so damn much about it all. (I personally believe its the person or place you always return to, but thats just me).
Happiness is a choice