I have been reading Desmond Tutu’s The Bookof Forgiving. It has got me thinking about happiness in the year ahead.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our communities were more deeply founded on the principle of happiness? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if it was normal to remove the obstacles to happiness?
Who knows what the year ahead brings. Whatever it may be, I know that happiness is what I wish for myself, my family and all the people around me. The happier others are, the happier I will be.
I understand that real happiness always involves relationship. I know that I draw on relationships from others to fuel my sense of joy and wellbeing. It is where I find love, meaning and validation. The corollary to this is that unhappiness also comes from relationship. This is where I experience hurt, violation and anger. What’s new is how my happiness is affected by the relationships that I don’t pay much … Read the rest