in pursuit of happiness

There has been a lot of talk lately about celebrating the things that are making us happy or appreciative or thankful. I have done my own 'happiness list' on the blog for a little while and I love it for keeping my grounded and grateful for the little things in life.

I've read a few articles of late that make interesting points on our 'pursuit for happiness' and the danger in believing this is a state we should be in all the time. I get that, in fact there is also something a little wonderful about having a good old cry or even getting lost in your own melancholy (if for a little while). There are all such powerful emotions although of course I prefer being happy than being sad!

Whilst trying to be happy constantly is a little silly I do think that appreciating what you do have and being grateful for that is a very humbling thing. Also realising what is making us unhappy and changing that can be a life changer. I was not happy working in an office for other people but I am happy working for myself at home, I didn't realise how unhappy I was until I stopped doing it in fact.

Apparently one of our top five regrets on our death bed is 'not allowing ourselves to be happy'.  I hate  to think I would feel like this at the end of my life. Twining's Infusions have recently set up a portal on the Huffington Post and I really enjoyed reading their piece '7 things that make us absolutely euphoric' 

I totally agree that anticipation of an event can leave you feeling happier than actually looking back on it (that's no reflection of the event itself). Do you ever get that flutter in your tummy when you think of something amazing that's going to happen?

What do you think of the collecting happy trend that's going on right now? What would you add to that list?

In association with Twining's Infusions 


Susan Mann said...

Sounds lovely x

Damaris / The cat, you and us said...

Great! We have also learnt to appreciate the G&Ts recently so this is perfect to push it a step further, with a little something else than just the regular! :) Do you have any preference with gins?

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