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Get! Happy - A journey to happiness

Monday, January 23, 2012

It's really difficult to know where to start. There is so much that has passed to reach the point I am at today, starting this blog.

I want to keep it simple but life and the world seem to be so complex. Last night I performed a simple act of kindess and it helped to soothe some difficult emotions I was experiencing.

I also performed at a night called Folk, Word and Whimsey on a boat on the floating harbour we have here in Bristol, the city where I live. The person I helped had also been on a boat at a wake for a dear friend but we met in a pizza parlour.

When we do something kind and nice for someone it changes our life as well as there's for the better. Even the smallest and simplest act of kindness can have a profound affect.

Why are we so obsessed with happiness as a life goal? Is it possible to be happy all the time? Is it even desirable? Being happy does not mean that we cannot be depressed or sad.

It all seems disjointed and a jumble but somehow it all comes together in each of us as a person. I have been making a journey of change like many others in this world. A journey I thought to happiness. Join me and see if we can make sense of it together.

In the meantime I wrote a spoken word piece for last night's performance, my first ever self-composed spoken word performance. I thought as I am usually called Q I would write a haiku called Hi! Q. (See where I'm going with this?). Actually it turns out that what I thought was a haiku, 17 syllables in lines 5, 7, 5 isn't really one after all but sometimes I just have to accept that things aren't going to be perfect and go with it!

Hi Q! Greet yourself
And the new day with warmth
Love and happiness

Go well!
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