Happiness Just Around The Corner?
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Happiness Just Around The Corner?

I must thank my husband for the inspiration – he suggested that I write this post after an interesting conversation we had. It was our observation of some people we know that set us off on this discussion.

 Happiness Just Around The Corner?

Whenever we talk to or meet with these people, they are talking about how things will be just fine ‘as soon as’ 
– they finish with a certain project;
– as soon as they reach a certain marketing target in their business;
– as soon as they have made enough of money………
They’re always taking up new ‘projects’ that they are convinced will eventually make them happy.
The sad part of it is that ‘as soon as’ never comes. Most often, they  have set themselves unreasonable goals, or have made stupid decisions and ‘happiness’ evades them. On the face of it, they have it all – a lovely house, a fair amount of money, a good standing in society…all the ingredients for a good life. But they’re still waiting to be happy!
In some way, we’re all caught up in this rat race – “I will be happy ‘if’“….”I will be happy ‘when’“… happiness seems always just around the corner, when in fact the time to be happy is NOW.
Richard Carlson put it beautifully when he said, “To a happy person the formula for happiness is quite simple. Regardless of what happened early this morning, last week, or last year – or what may happen later this evening, tomorrow, or three years from now, Now is where happiness lies.”

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An inspirational writer, a creativity and writing trainer/coach, I write about life, gratitude, healing, wellness, relationships at Everyday Gyaan. I offer training/coaching to anyone looking to explore their creativity and heal through writing via The Frangipani Creative, located in Secunderabad, India. You can also find me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for my weekly newsletter, Bytes of Gyaan, on Substack.

10 Comments on “Happiness Just Around The Corner?

  1. People never seem to live in the ‘now’ do they?or maybe they have forgotten how?uncanny! OG another blogger just discussed the rat race on his post and here I find another mention again :)I loved the cartoon simply coz its so true ….I also have to apply this lesson in my life…sometimes I lag behind…:)(((hugs)))):))

  2. Bang on – I’m also so surprised to the human design.I was reading a quote something like human can’t learn from history/past.We’ve tried so hard to be happy after getting something – and never found that happiness. Not in the house, car,job,sex,child,marriage,good neighbor — absolutely in NOTHING.Then aren’t we searching in a totally wrong place. If lost our key in a dark lane and searching it in the place where light is there – so absurd.Even then enjoy this :)) .

  3. awwww.. that was such a lovely post.. and soo truee.. all of us are soo caught up in this rat race.. that we dont realise that.. hang on.. all i need to do to be happy is just hang in there and enjoy the moment even if i have lots of problems.. i can still be happy about myself.. 🙂

  4. @ SM – Thanks for coming by my blog. I visited yours too.@ Indy – Another blogger? Would love to have a look see – but then it’s a universal subject…@Vidya – Wonderfully apt quote – as always.@Indrajit – Came by your blog too..nice and personal.@Ani – You got it right – enjoying the moment is what life is all about. How have you been, girl?

  5. @Ani – Am glad – you’ve posted after a long time. Liked your post on trust.@ Mixedblessings – yeah it seem so appropriate@Queen B – thanks for dropping by..loved your Mother’s Day post. You’ve got a new follower!Yira – Love Early Morning Peace – another follower to your list!Corinne

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