It’s been an interesting journey for me to come to realise that happiness has nothing to do with what’s going on in my life.

Well, of course, it kind of does – it’s hard to be happy if you just lost a friend or a good job but truly if I’ve learnt anything, it’s that you’re not going to be happy just cos you make a new friend or get a good job – not for a long time anyway, and it’s the long run that counts.

Emotions are funny like that. Happiness is short-lasting and it feels like the default is a little bit of angst, anxiety and boredom. When happiness is passed, it’s hard to remember what it felt like.

Just like this blog: it stayed on my mind to start a blog for a very long time, I’d get dreamy, visionary and excited whenever I thought about it, and one night I stayed up all through because I felt this was the most important thing in the world I could be possibly doing. After I got it up and almost running though, I didn’t have the burden or fire to start it anymore. It had been started and it became one more thing I had to wake up early to do.

Question: How can we get ourselves to treasure the things we love longer and stay happy and grateful more than we’re not? Is this just me? Or does everyone feel this way?

I know a lot of people who are enthusiastic and energetic everyday. How do I get to be like that?

That’s my big question for the day. Any answers?

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