Friday, 30 May 2014

Thankfulness and Happiness

Sometimes, I like to ponder. I try to not make a habit out of it, as a ponder leads to a wander, which obviously leads to me listening to mix-cds from 2006 and earlier. Speaking of which, how good is A Decade Under The Influence - Taking Back Sunday? I love a good musical crossover, I do. Where was I? See, this is what I mean about the pondering. I was skilled in tangents before I even knew they were a thing. 

Today, I started to ponder about happiness and being thankful. As you might know, Lisette started this crazy craze of Thankful Thursdays, and I've partook in quite a few of them, but today I started to ask myself the difference between being thankful and being happy about something. 

Thankful AND happy for this chappy!
I am a glass half-empty kind of girl, and although I'm not sure when this started, I've been very aware of this in the last year or so. When 2014 rolled in, I decided to keep a jar of all my happy things, to look back on when 2014 ends. I've seen people take part in 100 happy days on instagram, and this is honestly something I don't think I could achieve. It just seems exhausting to me, to find something good in everything. How silly is that? I have to constantly remind myself to write things down to put into the jar. Today, I wrote something down that happened in March, because that's how long it takes my 'happy memories' to process in my mind. 

I kind of don't know where I'm going with this post. Is there a difference between being thankful and being happy about something? I'm thankful I have a roof over my head, but I am sure as hell not happy to be living here! I'm happy I remembered to buy a bottle of pop when I was walking by the shops, but am I thankful for it? No, probably not. It's strange, isn't it?

Or is that just me?



Chelsea xo

2 comments

  1. I do enjoy a good ponder now and again. I guess you're right about this although I've never really considered them separately before. Thankfulness is pretty essential in a decent human being I think, it shows a bit of respect and appreciation and awareness for the things around us where I guess happiness is more of a choice? Not sure really but I think without thankfulness we might be a bit screwed, happiness/optimism/half fullness is entirely up to you.
    Oooh more pondering, more pondering!
    M x

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  2. I don't think I'd ever considered them separately before, either. This is what happens when I end up on a broken, delayed train! xx

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