Welcome to my birthday carnival exploring the question –
Do I deserve to be happy?
Happiness is like a perfume, a very individual choice. The perfume we may like and wear might seem too strong or too light to someone else. The fragrance we love might seem offensive to another. Similarly, what makes you happy might not be agreeable to people around you.
What do you do then? Change your choices, or change yourself?
It is funny how when confronted with these choices most people never pause to ask themselves why is it that they need to change, themselves or their choices. Speaking for myself I have never questioned it either and always change both, myself and my choices. Only to earn badges like adjusting, mature, sensible in return. Badges which seem prestigious victories when handed out but slowly turn meaningless and a burden to sport after a while.
For the longest time I believed that my happiness depended on making people all around me happy. Till wisdom gently but surely nudged away foolishness, bringing with it a realisation that making everyone around me happy was a task without end and if I would depend on seeking happiness based on that then it would be out of reach, always.
So, do I deserve to happy? Just plain happy, without any tags, or conditions attached, or any barters looming in the background?
Yes, I do.
I deserve to be happy as being happy is as essential as breathing. And pure unadulterated happiness, that springs from within and blooms in my soul is what I strive for as I work towards creating it.
I deserve to be happy as it should be the state of being we should all aim for. Happy people make a happy world and as my wise Mother always says, ‘Pray for everyone’s happiness, even the people who may have taken away yours, as only when people are happy would they let others be happy.’
Mayuri is one of my favourite people – I have met her in person a grand total of 1 (one) time! and yet, over the years she has been just there, a message & cheery conversation away.
I love her wit & humour & writing! & oh-those- husband chronicles she shares … a MUST read!
Thank you M for being a part of my birthday celebrations 🙂
About the wonderful author:
Mayuri Nidigallu is Tarot Card Reader by profession and a Writer by design. Since she is already aware of the future holds, she enjoys unwrapping the present.
You could read more of her on her site Sirimiri – The Lifestyle Blogazine http://sirimiri.in/
Twitter Handle: Mayuri6
Spread the #happy happiness – comment and share. #isheeria
Mayuri Nidigallu says
Thank you, Ish, for choosing me to be part of your Birthday celebrations. It is surreal , reading my post on your blog AND commenting on it too!:)) Your introduction of me made me blush and grin. Looking forward to meeting you again, soon:)
Healthwealthbridge by Dr.Amrita Basu says
Mayuri is my favourite too!.Her husband chronicles are right up there with all my favourite repeat reads.Happiness as she has wisely suggested is inside wala process.Can’t make everyone happy .Trying is exhausting indeed.A perfect way to start the dayis read #Happy here!
I believe happiness is the way we relate to life and give it meaning and comes from a general attitude, or rather, a set of attitudes towards it.
Another lovely post!
Isheeria's Healing Circles says
Thank you Natasha 🙂 M is awesome 😉