What is your happiest moment? Honestly, from as early as you can remember up until now, in which moment were you happier than ever before? If you have no clue, that’s completely okay. On the other hand, you may think you know, but another part of you believes that you have an even happier moment coming in the future—which is a good way to think.
Personally, I don’t believe I’ve had a happiest moment. Most of the big moments, with the people I love, would be the happier ones. When I think about it, though, nothing specific comes to mind. So, this has me very excited for the future because those best moments have to come one way or another.
Just because you don’t feel like you’ve lived through your happiest moment (so far), doesn’t mean that you haven’t lived a good life. It just means that better things are on their way—like they, hopefully, always are.
When you think about thunderstorms, do you also imagine the beautiful moments right after the storm passes? When I look back, a few of the most beautiful moments I’ve ever experienced are literally after a storm passes—the air is clean, everything is sparkling, the sky slowly fades back to blue, and a rainbow appears. However, not all passing of storms is as beautiful as the last. This is exactly how life works: there is always another beautiful/happy moment on the way, but not all of them will be the best ever. Though, that doesn’t take away from their magic.
If I know anything, it’s this: everything we experience—good and bad, up and down, side to side—is preparing us for something greater than ourselves. There is something you are meant to do that requires you to live through these things. You should be constantly searching for lessons to learn and things you can apply to better your life. The pursuit of bettering your life is all you need to do if you want to be content. Obviously, that is an umbrella term and it’s not as simple as that. But, it also leaves room for personalization. If you were to take 100 people and ask them, “what things can you start to pursue, right now, to better you and your life?” Each and every one of them would give a unique answer.
My point is, this life isn’t meant to be a pity party. Sure, you’re going through something really difficult right now. No matter the severity of that difficulty, you must remember that as long as you are actively making an effort to turn things around, you will experience happiness again faster than you thought possible.
One of the best ways you can practice maintaining a positive outlook—even in difficult times—is spending a designated time, daily, to practice mindfulness. Here are a few ways to do so:
Meditation (in bold because I feel this is the best thing you could do)
Walk in nature
Do some research:
How to be more mindful?
How to better maintain a positive perspective?
What is meditation?
How to keep a balanced mind in a crazy environment?
Millions of articles and tools are at your disposal. Be progressive in your search of better, and your happiest moment yet will have no choice but to show itself.