Wednesday 26 April 2017

Happiness and Contentment, Without Complacency

I had an odd moment yesterday, something that hadn’t happened in quite a while; I was happy for no reason at all (whilst at work no less).

I will admit that over the past few years at least I have been battling ill and negative feelings about my life, direction thereof, what is in it and what is not.

I have had ups and downs like most, soaring highs and crashing lows. I won’t go into the details but suffice it to say that my life has not been all sunshine and rainbows.

I am working hard to gain, and now maintain a positive outlook along with a genuine happiness with regards to where my life is, at this moment.

This acceptance of my current lifestyle and state of my life seems to indeed be the key to happiness, at least for me. 

Yet at the same time, I am not content to just laze around and live in this trailer for the rest of my life. I have plans, goals, dreams and all manner of things that I want to accomplish.

As I see it my life is not where I want to be but it is not hell or all that undesirable (winter notwithstanding). 

Even that I can deal with, even winter is not all that unbearable, and the bitter cold is only around for four months, if that. The other cold I can do, not forever, but for now, as it is a necessary evil to endure. 

Endure it I will, for it is through the highs and lows of this lifestyle that I will move my goals and dreams forward much quicker than any other way. 

Yet that doesn’t mean that I can’t enjoy the process of steadily improving my life. I will continue to pause and take in or make rather happy moments along the way. 

A partner in the soft and supple kind would be greatly appreciated, but I am not expecting her to arrive anytime soon. 

Neither is my happiness depended on the lady’s arrival. I am happy just as things are, yet I am not content with the way things are, they can always be improved. 

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive and keep moving forward!

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