Sunday, 5 May 2013
Reasons to be happy
as a mental health worker, I have often heard people say that all they want is to be "Happy". Everyone else is happy so why cant I be happy? Why? well really that is easy. You see the trick is capturing those brief momments, for sometimes that is all they are. Those brief glimpses of joy that happen when you least expect. That beautiful bird singing outside your window at 5 oclock in the morning when you would rather be asleep. The sunny day that has come after months of rain and cold, sitting in that sunshine dringing a cup of tea for the first time in months. These things make up happiness. Yes sure in the bigger scheme, its not perhaps like recognising you have won a wonderful prize or passed a big exam or holding your baby in your arms for the first time, but it is all these things, put away in a mental box of recollections that can make you happy. Having Cancer isnt great! (understatement) and there are times it may seem difficult to see reasons to be happy, but those reasons are there. Just recall the little times of joy and put them altogether and find yourself a whole load of happiness. And sure, somedays will still be bad and finding reasons to be happy difficult to unlock but I believe if you look hard enough those happy thoughts are there, how ever fleeting.