|Red/Blue Bird of Happiness|
When we describe ourselves by saying that I love my art, my grandchildren or my partner, that brings more lightness into our lives. Even as I am writing this, I can hear you thinking that this is silly. Psychotherapists and Counselors want us to talk about the difficulties. I think that we need to change this paradigm. Because, when we describe and savor these moments of joy we open up to the possibilities of many more moments of happiness.
I remember seeing a therapist when I was in my twenties whom I did not particularly like. But I did value one of his comments. He asked me why I always focused on my challenges instead of my happiness. I had no answer at that time but perhaps I have found the answer.