Daily Prompt: Happy Happy Joy Joy

What does “happiness” look like to you?

Growing up as a kid in the 80’s and 90’s, this is one of those weird little phrases planted deep in my mind, and when I read this prompt, that song immediately sprang into my mind.

What does happiness look like to me?? Well, happiness can take on so many different forms. People show emotion in so many different ways…

For me, however, the more I think about it, the more I come to this depressing realisation that I don’t experience that type of happiness anywhere near as much as I would like. Yes, things make me happy: curling up on the couch with Hulk watching Real Housewives makes me happy; being out in the sunshine makes me happy; sleeping makes me happy; seeing friends makes me happy; shopping makes me happy… but it’s not the kind of Tom-Cruise-jumping-on-a-couch happy.

I don’t know what exactly would give me that kind of happiness, but I know that I would like to have those moments… but I don’t.

It’s something that is missing in my life, and sometimes I feel more as though I’m experiencing less and less happiness in my life.

I’m not entirely sure what needs to change, but I know that something needs to change…