Happy start of 2016! I wish all my readers a year of achievement, inspiration and of course, happiness.
In early 2016, this blog will turn 2,5 years old. Since I entered the road to the discovery, I’ve now written just over one hundred post. I’m now in a much better position to answer the question what happiness is about. If I’d have to summarise what I learned in one phrase, it’d probably be the realisation how complex and simply happiness is at the same time.
Happiness is complex. It’s difficult to define and it’s difficult to pursue – the pursuit of happiness, this is even futile.
At the same time, happiness is very simple. We all know it when we are happy and are able to feel happiness. Intuitively, we very well understand that friends, family, and fun experiences are more likely to generate moments of happiness than material things or status.
And maybe we don’t need long lists of New Year Resolutions, but just some simple ideas to take steps towards (mine is to explore new recipes to cook!). Simplicity, humility and sometimes downright minimalism might be a worthwhile path to pursue.
Or, as the card I picked up when 2016 was only a few hours old put it: Be simply happy.