Topic: What is happiness to you?
Happiness to me is the whole package; it’s the place I hope I reach down the road in about ten years. That’s not to say that I’m not happy, nor that I can be happy in the near future, it just means that I’m talking about this ideal of happiness.
Snippets and feelings of happiness are definitely experienced on a day-to-day basis. The ideal of happiness, however, is something I have yet to obtain or furthermore reach.
This ideal appears to me as an image, but it’s clouded entirely by emotions. Much like how a cloud hovers close to a mountain, these emotions are constantly there and transmit feelings. However, these feelings are of warmth and contentment.
The image is of a family(?). Depending on the day really. It’s typically of me having my dream career and married to a down-to-earth but equally adventurous man whose likewise Christian and educated. It could be a hockey player, fingers are still crossed for that. As for the family part of it, I don’t know if I would want to adopt a kid or actually bear one. I have years to think that over though, I’m in no rush.
Also, I imagine I’d still be close friends with a lot of my old friends from high school. That’s part of the ideal one-hundred percent.
Now I’m not thinking of the two-story, white-picket fence with the homogenized husband. Honestly, the man’s face is faceless either because I feel like I haven’t met him yet or because I truly don’t picture that my time has come to think about it deeply. It’s the faceless man, the group of close friends, the amazing job, the possible kid, my actual family, and all the things in between. And that includes my traveling stories and all the things I hope to accomplish.
It’s a nice ideal of happiness to have. It’s a really decorative image.