"“This idea of perpetual happiness is crazy and overrated, because those dark moments fuel you for the next bright moments; each one helps you appreciate the other.”
“I think happiness is overrated, truthfully. I do. I think sometimes you’re happy, sometimes you’re not. There’s too much pressure to be happy. I don’t know. I don’t really give a s–t. I know I will be at times and I know I won’t be at times. Satisfied, at peace, those would be more goals for myself.”
So here we have another New Year's Eve with that pressure to be happy. To get dressed up, go to a swanky party, spend too much money, drink too much booze, eat too much unhealthy food, and wake up on New Year's Day feeling miserable.
I'd prefer to spend my New Year's Eve Brad's way, peaceful—quietly reflecting the events of the past year and contemplating what my aspirations are for 2013. Wake up feeling refreshed. Maybe write some, ski some (so much beautiful, fresh snow surrounding me), touch base with people I love, tell my husband he's the best (because he really is).
Will I be happy all of 2013? Highly doubtful. Will I be at peace, as I strive to be honest with myself and others; try to do the right thing; give whenever the opportunity arises; follow my dreams; help where I can; be grateful always for my amazing life. If I make those aspirations reality, even during times of unhappiness, I will have peace because I am living by my ideals.
So instead of saying "Happy New Year" I'm going with, "Peaceful New Year."
|May You Find Peace.|