Friday, July 5, 2013

pursuit of happiness

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Thomas Jefferson
The pursuit of happiness. On New Years Day I resolved to spend this year being happy. Then I promptly forgot about that resolution so that I could spend the first half of the year worrying about stuff that hadn't happened yet. Yep, I'm that cool.
Now that the stuff has actually happened despite my very bestest worrying (it's a word), I guess I'm left with 2 choices. Continue to worry about things which I clearly don't control or go back to the whole pursuit of happiness thing.
Back in January I thought travel might be the path to happiness and I had all sorts of plans. That reminds me of the Yiddish proverb - Der mentsh trakht un Got lakht which translates to Man plans, God laughs. Hey, maybe that's a profession for me - God's comedian. ;-)
Anyway, travel probably isn't in the cards for this year as much as I'd hoped so I guess it's up to me to be more creative to figure out this happiness crap stuff. And after I master happiness I think I'll try to figure out what I want to be when I grow up!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh! Are we separated at birth or what? Same feelings here. Some days I think I'm getting closer to figuring it out. Others...not so much.


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