My Own Idea of Happiness

A fresh perspective on happiness

by Donna Ratliff, longtime follower of DailyHap.

Here’s how I think happiness works (in part) –

Recognize The Journey of Happiness – it’s all about perspective

In my 20s –

When I played co-ed softball and managed to catch a hard line drive to third base, I WAS VERY HAPPY (but sometimes to the degree that I forgot to keep my mind on the next batter up).

The other players on my team – they were NOT very happy.

In my 30s –

When I caught a hard line drive to third base without tumbling backwards from the force, I WAS VERY HAPPY (but sometimes in my happy excitement, I would forget about the runner on second base).

The other players on my team – they were NOT very happy.

In my 40s –

When I caught a one hopper down the line, I WAS VERY HAPPY (but sometimes forgot to throw the runner out)

The other players on my team – they were NOT very happy.

In my 50s –

When I managed to drop to the ground and cover before getting hit by a hard line drive, I WAS VERY HAPPY (but sometimes it took me awhile to just get up)

The other players on my team – they were DEFINITELY NOT very happy.

In my 60s (or very close to it) –

I AM VERY HAPPY JUST TO WATCH!

The other players on my team – THEY ARE VERY HAPPY.

Ultimately, we all ended up in the same happiness place. It’s all perspective – don’t you think?

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