The topic this week at Quotography is Happiness, and Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday prompt is Free and Easy. Coincidentally, the texture I used on the photo is titled Let-Go, which I think is appropriate for the either prompt.
Happiness is such an elusive little bugger, isn’t it? Totally dependent on whether life is going the way we think it should. Totally dependent on whether those around us are doing the things we think they should. If not, we’re anything but happy.
One thing I’ve learned in the more than half century of living is that life is short. Sixty, seventy or eighty years of life is just a blip on the eternity screen, and none of us are guaranteed another day above ground on this earth.
So why do we hinge our happiness on all things external? Why do our warm fuzzies tend to be dependent on our mood at any given time? Whether happiness is found through religious, philosophical, biological or psychological means, one thing is for sure.
Every minute we spend tied up with being angry, bitter or resentful at someone or something, we lose 60 seconds of free and easy happiness! Why on earth would we choose otherwise? Perhaps we need to learn how to let go of the insignificant, trivial things that keep us from being happy and living life to the fullest…while we still can.