Ask most people what they want in life, and it usually will boil down to some version of, “I want to be happy.”
At our core, that’s what we all seek: happiness.
I get it; life can be hard. It can throw punches at you when you least expect it. And when you expect it. And then again right when you think it’s done.
That doesn’t mean you can’t be happy. You can be.
Even in the best of time happiness can be elusive. Even for those not struggling with life’s travails can find themselves in a less-than-happy state.
Why is that?
Because happiness isn’t necessarily about the big picture. All of the riches and success and glory isn’t going to make a person happy. Happiness isn’t about the external trappings of life. Happiness is about knowing yourself, being grounded, and finding contentment in the simple pleasures life has to offer.
You can be happy by understanding these universal truths about the human condition. Sounds high-falutin’? It’s not. It’s really time-tested, down-home truisms.