Make Yourself Happy!

Make Yourself Happy!

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Do you have difficulty in answering what makes you happy in life? Do not hesitate if you do. It is a question that could take a life time to answer. Some of us were lucky, figuring out what we wanted to do at an early age.

Some stumble across their dream when they are extremely young, but don’t realize it till they get older. Horror stories and puzzles thrilled me. Then, I started reading popular artists like Poe and King.

I wasn’t aware that I wanted to invest my life in the world of words until I was a freshman in high school. It was spring, one of those days where the rain had just stopped and the humidity was nearly unbearable. The teacher, Mrs. Moore had one of those box fans buzzing in the window. Aside from the fan’s constant buzzing the room was completely silent.

It was the city wide proficiency test week. The day of the writing tests. There were two assignments, one with a prompt and one without. We weren’t great children but no one knew what they were going to write about. You could hear a pin drop.

That was the day I answered the question, what makes you happy in life. My “pencil” has not stopped moving since. Throughout the following week, several unique members of the school approached me about my writing duties. It seemed that I was the talk of the school, scoring higher than some of the districts two thousand students.

What makes you happy in life will not always reveal itself in an earth shattering moment of epiphany. Sometimes you have to chase it down. Other times you need to fight through obstacles to realize you’re doing what makes you happy in life and just couldn’t see it. Or maybe you glimpsed it, but were in the wrong place. Whatever your situation is, unless you’ve found happiness, don’t stop looking.


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