Is happiness delivered on a silver platter?

My husband and I were talking yesterday about someone we both care about. We were talking about how she just can’t seem to find happiness.

I am worried about her. She just keeps making one bad decision after another. This last one will definitely affect her life in the long run. But she’s young and we all make mistakes, right?

I mean, I certainly did. And my life is beautiful now.

BUT, it could have been a lot easier getting here than it was because of those decisions.

When you love someone, though, you just want them to find an easier path. I’m not the only one, right?

But my “bad” decisions were always the result of at least trying. Of meeting challenges.

This young woman runs from her challenges. If it’s too hard, she quits.

Anyway, my husband said something I knew I had to write a post about it because he was so right.

“Happiness doesn’t come to us delivered on a silver platter.”

He is so right.

Happiness is a state we find ourselves in because we just want it. Happiness is always the by-product of other things.

Happiness comes from thinking the right thoughts.

Happiness comes from doing the right things.

Happiness comes from meeting a challenge.

Happiness comes from being kind.

Happiness comes from doing good for others.


But one thing is for sure, happiness doesn’t come when we are narcissistic and self-absorbed.

Happiness is not delivered to us on a silver platter. We have to do those things, think those things, believe those things that bring us happiness.

Becoming depression-free is also not handed to us on a silver platter. We have to work hard for a freedom. I know that firsthand.

We can take pills (perfectly OK) but they will only mask the symptoms. The issues that got us there (unless medical), are still there. They will show up again.

So we need to address those issues and not be afraid of the challenge.

I hope you have started on that path.

God bless and have a good day.

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