Posted to my facebook page this morning!
Three simple words that are sometimes rolled off the tongue this time of year much like, "have a nice day". I've been pondering happiness of late. It's interesting what some people think makes them happy. They have themselves fooled into thinking that money will buy their happiness. Money they may or may not have. Money buys a whole host of necessary and non-necessary items. Without money we can survive, but not without relying on someone else.
We are tricked into thinking that we must consume during the holidays in order to fulfill our happiness and the happiness of those around us. Commercialism is blasted in our faces from all directions. Sell, sell, sell.......buy, buy, buy! It's so easy to get caught up in it all, but does it really make us happy? Once the holidays are over and you've over-indulged in so many ways, are you really that happy about it?
I am not sure exactly why this year has bothered me more than others. The build-up of Black Friday to the day-after-Christmas sales have weighed heavy on me this year. I've also heard a few people mumbling about "the rich and/or famous" and how much better they have it. Do they really? Can't prove it by me.
Enough. That's really all we need is enough. The problem is, too many of us don't know what enough is.
My wish for you in the New Year is just enough to make you happy. May you find it in ways unexpected.