Any Mad Men watchers out there? Do you remember the Don Draper quote from this season: “What is happiness? It’s the moment before you need more happiness.” I really liked this quote, and I think, in many situations, it’s true. There’s another quote about happiness I really like too, I can’t remember where I heard it or how exactly it goes, but it’s something like: “Happiness is being happy even when things aren’t going the way you want.”
So to me Don Draper’s quote refers to fleeting happiness. The happiness people get from stuff. I agree that true happiness is being happy even when things in life go wrong.
I wrote a post in January about how I wake up every day and decide that I’m happy. And that’s still true. I’m still happy. The past few months have been hard, my wrist injury left me feeling very blah and listless. Since I’ve been back to kickboxing I feel like a big weight has lifted and I don’t feel as directionless. But even during the hard times I knew I would be ok and that my life is good.
This Pinterst quote goes along with my theme. Happiness is making the best of what you have and not letting the little things in life get you down. And being optimistic that things will get better.