Once there was this kitten that was chasing its tail. It just chased it and chased. An older wiser cat came along and he watched this kitten. The cat watched the kitten for a long time. Then he asked the kitten, "Kitten, why do you chase your tail?" The kitten replied, "Because I will find happiness in my tail."
The old cat watched for a time longer then he said, "I, too, use to chase my tail because I thought I would find happiness there. But I realised that I didn't need to chase my tail for wherever I went it seemed to follow." And the old cat got up and walked away with his tail whisking behind.
OK, I lay my cards on the table at this time and admit that I'm trying to draw your imagination beyond the here and now when it comes to seeking happiness. As Aunty Dot says on her page, happiness is found within and without. In our hearts we know whether or not we're content with our lot in life, or whether we're screwed up with resentment or stress searching for what seems like the unattainable.
There's no point in trying to fill the hole with anything else, be it drugs, alcohol, partying, sex, whatever……… because however hard you try stuffing it in, there's always gaps where the guilt shines through.
Happiness comes from knowing that I am respected, known and loved for what I am - no pretensions, no fooling, no lying and no messing about, just as I am, warts an' all. It comes from knowing that I am special, unique and valuable in someone's eyes.
Sounds good, doesn't it?
But here's the terribly uncool truth. That someone who considers me so special is God. Yea, go ahead and cringe, but until you've examined the evidence you've no right to criticise. I have, and I know it's true. For once in my life I feel not only wanted, but needed. That's the happiness that lasts. Jokes come and go and satisfy for a moment…...true happiness lasts an eternity
On the next page are links where you can do some research of your own, and hopefully come to a similar conclusion. If you do, then contact me...I'd love to know.