There are certain concepts that can only be learned in time. Here is what I have figured out in my thirty-one years of life that I wish someone could have shared with me a long time ago.
Life is confusing. It’s hard to find a constant and stable source of happiness in life at any age. This is because one source of happiness will never sustain us. It is impossible to feel complete by having too much of one thing. Happiness is a delicate balance that takes constant adjustment to keep from tipping the scales.
Riches alone will not make one happy; neither will finding true love, having the perfect body, or the best of friends. Happiness takes work, and balance. It’s hard and ever changing like the ebb and flow of the oceans. The only constant in life is change itself.
Our surroundings will change, our circumstances will become unbearable at times, yet at the drop of a dime they will change. We fall in love, we will reach a goal, we will achieve something great that we never thought possible and for a moment life is great.
Don’t forget even good things come to an end, and when they do we find ourselves crushed under their weight. Even the best of circumstances can change on the drop of a dime.
No one is immune to troubles. Wealthy people adjust to their circumstances the same way those in poverty do. The rich man and the poor man can both lose everything they own. They both grow old and they both die. They both feel joy and heartbreak. No one is perfect, there for no one can remain in the perfect harmony that is happiness forever.
We all fall down, and we all get back up. If you can’t dust yourself off and get back on that horse, help will come. God will answer your prayers, a friend will help you, your loved ones won’t idly sit by and watch you drown in your own unhappiness. God will never let you fall flat on your face.
Always try to anticipate change, and keep your life in balance and you will find the perfect equation for happiness more often than not.