As my songs go I think this week’s song “I Believe” is little bit lighter in subject… for me 😉 This song talks about the complex issue of happiness. It took me a long time to learn that it is me and only me who is responsible of my own happiness. So many of us look for someone else to make us happy, but the thing is, if you can’t be happy on your own, no one else is going to make you happy.
And we always seem to use other people as a some sort of gauge to happiness. Especially when it comes to material things, it is so easy to think someone who has more, is happier. The truth too often is that they not only have more material things, but often more problems. It is so easy to blame money, or the lack of it for our problems. But apart from the very poorest of our society, most of us have enough to get by. It just that we always desire more.
This is a real tricky trap. I mean, think about the last time you really desired something, that was going to require you to save for a long time. When you finally managed to make the purchase, you must have been so exited, you would even say happy. But how long did that happiness last? How long did it take before you had your eyes on something else?
Don’t get me wrong, I still desire things all the time, guitars are my weakness 😉 But I am learning that they might give me pleasure, they might inspire my work, but they don’t make me happy. I believe the true happiness comes from within us. It comes from us learning to be thankful for what we have. To be thankful of bigger things, like the people we have in our life’s, our families, our health. I even know taking care of my self makes me happy. And if sometimes the workload makes me neglect my self, I notice it having a direct effect on how I feel.
I can’t tell you what makes you happy. That is something you need to find out for yourself. But if you always look for other people, or material things to make you happy, you might be looking for a long time. Instead you should start from within yourself.
So will you help me try to make few more people happy within them selves? You can do so by spreading the word about this song 🙂 Hit those shares, spread it on Facebook, Twitter, Emails, what ever it takes to make this world of ours little bit happier place.
P.S. You people make me happy 🙂
The author J.P. Kallio is a singer songwriter
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