Taking Responsibility For Your Happiness

A few days ago I saw this image posted in my Facebook timeline. At first glance I thought – “yah,” it’s important for us to take responsibility for our own happiness…


At this point your wheels should be turning as well…

“Yes, it is my own happiness, but so and so did this, or my life is like this because…” Ok, we all have reasons to be happy or not so happy at specific moments in time. Let me get to my point… Happiness is a series of chemical reactions that are seen/felt as a state of being – a positive emotion expressed as a series muscular contractions creating a smile. So, how is this our responsibility?

We all have needs that need to be met in order feel happy. There, in turn, lies our responsibility – knowing what are our uniquely individual needs. These needs cannot always be met by looking within. It takes courage to ask for those needs to be met by those closest to us. It can be something as simple as a hug from a close friend, a hello to or from a stranger.

My point is; take a moment to sit with yourself with the intention of creating a list of needs underlying your happiness. Second, find the courage to get those needs met.