by Ariane Cunningham
What is happiness?
It is being completely yourself.
It is sharing joy with others.
It is finding joy in the small things.
It is making an impact on the lives of others.
Deep Zen Meditation
It is not judgmental.
It is kind.
It is quick to forgive, and slow to anger.
It is living in your truth.
It is knowing that each moment should be cherished.
It is small acts of kindness.
It is the acceptance of being perfectly imperfect.
It is being comfortable in your own skin.
It is knowing that you are enough.
It is knowing that you are capable of greatness.
It is knowing greatness is not defined by money or material things.
It is knowing in this large world, you have something integral to contribute. Something that only you can do.
It is knowing it is never too late for a fresh start.
It is the expectation of being treated well and knowing you deserve nothing less.
It is knowing the importance of treating others well.
It is knowing to walk away when you are not treated well, as you deserve better.
It is knowing that there are kindred spirits in this world. Those kindred spirits will accept you for who you are in this moment.
It is finding your purpose, no matter how grand or small, and living in that purpose each day.