Updated: May 26, 2020
The one sure thing I know about life is that happiness is not guaranteed, nor something that just happens. Happiness is something that needs to be created, nurtured and planned. In order to create happiness, you must understand what happiness looks like for you. It takes time to troubleshoot and discover what is essential to your happiness, but it is worth the time and effort. You are in charge of your happiness, so determining what happiness means to you will help you manifest it for the rest of your life.
For me, happiness looks like pursuing my passions. I love traveling and any form of artistic expression that involves creating. I have pursued oil painting, professional writing and traveling to some of the most beautiful places in the world. I've had to spend some time discovering what happiness meant to me, but it changed my life for the best.
I reserve time to plan trips, artistic activities and I invest time in becoming a better writer everyday. Life has taught me that no matter what, I am worthy of happiness, and my happiness has to be my top priority.
Everyone is worthy of being happy. It is not a privilege, it's an unalienable right.
What does happiness mean to you? How have you invested in your happiness today?