It suddenly came to me that I’m happy - that perfect moment of being content. No longing, no remembrance, no distraction or influence – just a pure vibrant flash that revealed itself unexpectedly.
Happiness is an internal thing that wells up. It’s that visceral, unaffected, untainted moment of bliss as if nothing else matters other than the pure seconds of raw clarity that presents itself to your mind, your heart and your body. There is no real description for this. It’s just a flush feeling that washes through you. Raw Happiness.
For this particular moment, I was sitting at home on the couch and the rhythmic beating of a song was stirring the evening mood, my shoulders were swaying rather effortlessly and my cares were momentarily gone. With a glass of wine in hand, my love on my right, and with the pups by my arm – it suddenly came to me that I’m happy, from the inside. I wish I could rip this sensation out of my body and bottle it for future use. It reminded me of perhaps why Champagne is the de-facto drink of choice for celebrations.
When you open a champagne bottle, the bubbled fountain fluids can spill out with an enthusiastic release – my moment was much like this. Being open allows the cheerfulness to spill from the inside to the outside, and so it suddenly came to me that I’m happy – not because I went looking, or because I had some victory, or observing a nice evening – it just came like a popped champagne bottle. It came through my toes, up my legs, through my woes, through my throat, it spilled into my mouth and revealed my teeth with broadened smile, and it only came with one quick thought: That this moment would hopefully last for a while.
A moment is over so quickly we often forget to capture the true gravity of it until it is too late. Find the happiness within yourself that is bubbling beneth the surface, when you stumble upon this moment, grab it, hold it tight, write it down, remember these moments. Moments can define a lifetime when you piece them together. These moments become your oasis, and island of pure joy and contentment, tucked beneath your daily life of responsibilities.