What Really Makes You Happy?

As we leave 2022 behind, we tend to think of all the great resolutions that we can take on. I will do the same, I am sure. But what I really want to focus on this year, and my wish for you as well, is that we will all do what we love this year. That we will focus on what makes us happy and leave the rest behind in the year past.

I wonder why it is so hard for us to do what makes us happy? I am not meaning destructive habits here, but rather, pursuing things in our day to day lives that bring us spark and peace. We are given a whole roadmap of our lives and purpose inside our hearts. All we have to do is follow our passions, interests, and have faith to do it. Yet, I for one, get caught up in, does it make money? Does it change the world? Will it make me important? Instead of, do I want to do that?

It might be a personality trait gone wrong or a bad habit, but I like to take on fifteen job pursuits at once and then complain when I can’t keep up and when they inevitably fail from lack of passion or time or money. I hope this year will be different. I hope to focus on what really makes me happy and gives me peace. (Doesn’t that sound terribly selfish to say? Why is that?!) If it causes stress or anxiety the moment you think about it, no matter how noble the cause, job, life responsibility, etc., it is a sure sign on your roadmap that you took a wrong turn! It’s hard to admit that and turn the bus around, but the view is much more beautiful on the road of happiness. Things are done more naturally, more happily, with ease, and when more and more folks get on their road of happiness, the world shifts naturally into a more peaceful, creative, happy place. It’s so simple. Yet seemingly difficult!

What do you want to do? Where do you want to live? Who do you want to be with? I hope you will join me in being brave this year and pursuing the road to happiness and filling our days with what we really want to do. What really makes us happy. 2023 looks very bright.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Julie P says:

    This is so true and why do we do it. I think it’s following our parents guidelines who followed theirs before them. There was little time to follow your dreams and do the things you loved you did what you were told and only the truly brave bucked the system. Here’s to doing what pleases us but I’m not sure I can break the mould now! 🙂 Happy healthy New Year to you and Doug and all the family. Has that baby arrived yet? Big love

  2. Rodney R Jensen, Sr says:

    I 100% agree. I did what I had to do. Now I can do what I want to do. My life is set up so I can enjoy EVERYDAY. I still miss Kat, but I’m able to do what I want when I want. We still need to meet our commitments, but then it’s up to us to share the joy.
    Where is the BABY? Birthdate going to be 2022 or 2023?

    1. Farmgirl says:

      2022! Your creativity is contagious! I am glad you have time to play now!

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