Single Blog

Reach for Meaning. Not Happiness

I’ve been thinking a lot about happiness lately. And what it means. I’ve been told my whole life to look for happiness. To find what makes me happy. But I’m not a terribly happy person and I’m not sure looking for happiness is making me any happier. In fact, I think the impact is quite the opposite. Lately, I’ve been telling my daughter to look for meaning, not happiness. Happiness is elusive and temporary. Happiness is a fleeting feeling. Meaning sticks around a bit. It has a bit more heft to it. It’s possible in finding meaning you might be bestowed moments of contentment, gratitude, connection, even happiness. I’m looking for meaning. What brings you meaning?

Comments (0)