It’s easy to look for happiness in the things and people around us, like a job, a hobby, or a significant other. These parts of our lives do have the power to bring us happiness and vibrancy, but they can’t be our ultimate sources of happiness.
Our ultimate source of happiness has to be ourselves. This is because, during a lot of times in our life, we’ll find that our work, favorite hobby, or person we love is not in front of us at the moment.
Unfortunately, things change and we may have to part from the people or things we love. Sometimes we’ll have nothing but ourselves to carry from place to place.
If our happiness relies on things outside of us, we’ll have less control of our good feelings. However, we have more control when we focus on how to make ourselves happy. If our strongest source of happiness comes from within ourselves, it’s easier to wear a smile anywhere we go.