Happiness isn't something that just happens to us. We must create our own happiness.
I always thought that once I was skinny I would be happy. Or once I graduated from college and got a real job I would be happy. Or once I got a better job I would be happy. Or when I got a boyfriend I would be happy. Or when I was finally out of debt I would be happy.
Does this sound familiar? We often assume that there's something physical or tangible that will create a lifetime of happiness. Or when we reach a certain level of success, we'll be happy.
I'm not sure when I realized that grasping at things outside of myself would never make me happy, but that shift in my mindset changed everything.