Happiness is like abstract art, everyone sees it differently. And there are no right or wrong answers. It’s very personal.
So we decided to ask the team, and here are the insights:
What is happiness?
Adelynn: It is enjoying the simple things in life, and doing what I love everyday.
Julia: When I choose to focus on the positive and live everyday purposefully.
Shirley: Enjoying the companies of friends and family, and not rushing for time.
What are the simple things that you enjoy?
Julia: I love sunsets. Give me a glass of Rosé and a lounger by the beach to watch the sun setting from the horizon. I can do this everyday.
Shirley: Taking a stroll in the park with the family, meeting like-minded friends and talking about how God has been so real in our lives.
Adelynn: Does safety counts? I came from a place where people live in fear, fear of robbery or being harmed, that is the most common. No doubt, having the freedom to walk around on the streets without worry is priceless. I really do enjoy freedom, and yes, sleeping on my bed! I love my bed.
When did you realise happiness matters?
Shirley: When two close friends passed on by accident at different times – one was still searching for true happiness and purpose of life when the accident happened, while the other already living a happy and fulfilled life.
Families and friends gathered at their wakes and their thoughts reflected how these demised friends had made a meaningful or positive impact in others.
The gap was huge; the one who was happy was not only enjoying life herself but those around her benefited from the light that shone through her.
Julia: I didn’t realise that I was unhappy. I can’t remember what triggered it but I suddenly stopped what I was doing and told myself, “Hey Julia, you have not been very happy.”
I started to trace back to where I was unhappy and realised that there I have gone through some bad situations and experiences. Although I kept telling myself that I have forgiven the situation/experience and moved on, in actual fact, I don’t think I did. I had been saying positive affirmations, spent more time on the Bible and meditation, yet I was not happy.
So, I decided that I want to be happy in order to move forward and live a more fulfilled life. When you are living life in a zombie-like state, you will realise that Happiness truly matters.
Adelynn: There’s many ‘Kensho Moments’ that happened in my life, and through my experiences and learnings, I evolve. I think people who’ve been through darkness would appreciate the light, and that’s when I realised I wanted to be the light, to inspire change, and help others rediscover happiness because I know how much happiness matters.
What is ‘Kensho Moments’?
Adelynn: I learned that from Vishen Lakhiani, you can find it in his book – The Code Of The Extraordinary.
If you have a magic wand, what would you wish for that will make you happy for a long period of time?
Adelynn: To have the power to make change straight away. That would save a lot of time!
Julia: To have unlimited financial resources so that I can continue to help various segments of people and make a difference in their lives.
Shirley: To have wisdom and favour in all that I do. So that I may be the thermostat that sets the temperature where I am, and effect more positive life-generating atmosphere.
Now we would like to hear from you. In the comments below, tell us what is happiness to you.
Soul Happy People