I don’t believe in striving for happiness. I see happiness as a fleeting emotion, similar to surprise or excitement. My goal is contentment. A deeper state of happiness. To me, contentment is akin to the equilibrium of the emotions – everything in balance.
A walk along the beach with your toes sinking into the wet sand. The sun setting at your back while your dog bites at the waves and frolics in the water. Life doesn’t get much better than this and it brings me one step closer to contentment.