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Spark

June 20, 2007

To me, the will to be happy and being happy are two different things.

If you want to be happy, you will find ways of being happy. No matter how bad the situation, you will rebound. Somewhere sometime find a reason to be happy. That little spark will burn inside you. That little spark of wanting to be happy.

That little spark inside you will give you little shocks of happiness. It will make you want to let loose sometime, be silly sometimes, act crazy sometimes, fall in love sometimes, look into the mirror and smile sometimes, hide shy smiles behind your monitor at your desk sometimes.
That spark that will light up your eyes at the sight of your favorite flavor of ice-cream, make you scream with delight at a well-made cup of hot tea and feely dizzy with happiness at the sight of your bed at the end of a long weary day.
The same spark that will let you enjoy the coffee-shop as many times as you go to it, because it’s the place where you meet people you love and not go to have coffee.
The same spark which will let you walk out into the rain and soak in the sheer pleasure of cold drops running down your chest and not worry about wet clothes thereafter.
That same spark that will let you sit on the beach and stare at the sky while it turns from azul to indigo and a thousand colours in between and just be happy that the sky did this for you.
That same spark will lead you to discover new places and new moments to be happy in.
That same spark will lead you to make more and happier memories and then give you the strength to derive more happiness from these memories.
That same spark will ensure that you forget the trying times and the sad moments and only the happiness that you have ever experienced will continue fuelling you through the day.

And there will be days when you will be happy even without a reason.

I understand people being sad. Depressed even. Circumstances can make you that way. Sometimes.

You can be sad, yet want to be happy.
But I cannot understand when someone just doesn’t want to be happy.

I cannot understand when someone just gives up that will to live, that will to be happy, that will to be touched by anything around them that can make them happier.

I cannot understand when people just stop trying to find happiness around them and resign themselves to living a half-life where sunlight does not penetrate and they are lost in their own foggy clouds of despair and self-pity.

After all you are the only one who can make you happy. Nobody and nothing else can. Wonder why it’s so difficult to see.

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4 comments

  1. Excellent post.


  2. not many will believe that being happy is a matter of decision and not design. leave aside that, not many will believe that they deserve to be happy in the first place.

    “You can be sad, yet want to be happy.
    But I cannot understand when someone just doesn’t want to be happy”.. Loved this.


  3. * Thanks Smithy and Vips 🙂


  4. Brilliant! Love this!!



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