I was really stunned when this thought crossed my mind in the shower. This thought is a work in progress but it really made sense to me when I thought more about it.
As mentioned in one of my earlier blogs, according to me,
Happiness is the measure of appreciation you have for the thing you currently have.
If I ask you to write down 5 things you are thankful for right now, Will you be able to write them? Well, If you have a pen and paper lying around, why not give that a try! I am sure you can think of something. But by the time you reach the 5th point, you'll have to give some thought to it.
If I ask you to write down 5 things that are currently bothering you, and you honestly write about it, you will be able to dig down some old un-resolved things too in addition to the current ones.
I am not sure if it's just me or normal with a lot of people but I tend to remember the bad things more than the positive things that happen in my life. The bad things very easily cover over the good things no matter how large of the magnitude of the good thing was.
I am well aware that a lot of good things happen in my life, Yet sometimes I feel miserable about one small thing that is bad. And it literally sabotages the whole good thing vibes.
I tried to understand the reason behind it and I drew it down to this possible fundamental question.
Do we feel sad because we are used to happiness?
Have we normalized the occurrence of happy things? Are we not focusing on the happy stuff because they so frequently happen? Have we gotten so used to the smaller kinds of happiness that we don't even pay attention to them anymore? I am aware that it's not much to think about but doesn't it make sense?
Maybe that's why it's recommended to have a gratitude journal to right the things you are grateful about. That's the only way one can appreciate the smaller things in life.
Think about it!
I hope you are doing fine. I would really recommend you to appreciate what you currently have. That's where true happiness lies! Thank you for reading. I hope to hear your thoughts on this little realization.