Watched the movie “Into the Wild” yesterday and the quote “Happiness only real when shared” really got to me. I guess it made much more sense and hit me because I might be looking for some sort of happiness myself at the moment. Many times there are just small bits of happy moments and experiences throughout a tough week…but i want something more… this REAL happiness. Sometimes I feel like that when I look around, I don’t have enough people to share it with. This true, real and authentic happiness.
Perhaps I’m trying to share my happiness with the wrong or inadequate people. Perhaps I’m not generating enough happiness for others to feel like sharing with me. Maybe I’m just not looking in the right places.
My conclusion for today. I remember hearing in church (or was it my dad?) that happiness isn’t a right that I have but a blessing given by God. I guess, that’s true. I don’t have the right to be happy but I am blessed to have moments of happiness throughout my life. I can’t expect to be sharing real happiness 100% of my time. It’s normal to have unhappy moments…i’m just frustrated.