Read those words again. Life isn’t this endless marathon to get to this *perfect* place. It isn’t about running forward until you collapse or get to a point where everything makes sense. Nothing will ever work itself out to the point that you can just be still but honestly, that’s one of the most beautiful things about life. There’s always something to work for, to chase after, to run towards, to believe in.
Happiness is not a destination.
Stop seeing happiness as this place you’ll finally *get to* and start seeing it as something you can create RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE. Stop seeing your life as good, only when you get a, b, and c. Stop comparing your journey to someone else’s, foolishly thinking that when you have what they have, you’ll finally feel content.
Happiness is something you create. It’s something you grow. It’s something that happens when you actively work on shifting your mindset every single day. And no, it’s not easy (especially for those who are struggling with chronic illness, mental health issues, or other painful things). But happiness iS NOT impossible. Sometimes it starts with a little shift of remembering what you have, not what you lack.