Find Your Happy Place in 3 Easy Steps
Wouldn’t it be nice if all we had to do to find our “Happy Place” was to follow 3 easy prescribed steps?”
Everyone would be happy, nirvana would reign and life would always be a “heaven on earth”….”No more worries, I’m in my happy place!”
If one is to believe what the internet has to offer; there are a myriad of ways to do just that! Head to Google search to discover 10 steps to Discover your Happy Place, how to Go to Your Happy Place, and exactly Where is your Happy Place. There are even images for How to Find your Happy Place.
Most of the information in the above articles are great, don’t get me wrong, but my problem here is with the premise that we must be in a happy place all the time or something is terribly wrong with us.
Anything less than happy is a big fat fail, heaven help us when we have a down day.
Our happy place score is zero if we momentarily lose a few coping skills or have difficulty dealing with a painful situation. And by all means, don’t you dare admit this to anyone… for solutions, pills, psychiatrists and the like will be thrown your way from all directions. No one is quite comfortable around the unhappy and will immediately run in the other direction or set about fixing the “unnatural” problem.
I believe their is a place for pills, psychiatrists, psychologists and alternate solutions for those who find themselves in an un-“happy place” for an extended period of time and need a little boost to get going again. However, we do ourselves a huge injustice when we fail to recognize that there are seasons in our lives, and sometimes happy isn’t the one that we’re in.
Ecclesiastes 3, says it best…
There’s an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on earth:
A right time for birth and another for death,
A right time to plant and another to reap,
A right time to kill and another to heal,
A right time to destroy and another to construct,
A right time to cry and another to laugh…
Be encouraged today friends…we all go through seasons in our lives. The great thing about seasons? They never last forever.
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