Imagine you’re driving down the road, or sitting in your office, or even just sitting on your couch watching TV when all of a sudden your mind drifts off. Briefly, you daydream about a specific person, place, or situation. When the daydream ends, you realize you have a huge smile on your face. If other people happen to be around you, they are looking at you like you’re crazy.
This is something that happens to me on almost a daily basis. I can be in the middle of doing something, and my brain will suddenly drift off to a thought that has nothing to do with what I am currently doing. I start to daydream, and whatever it is I’m daydreaming about puts a smile on my face. Every time, I wonder why it happens. I wonder why that specific thought took over my mind at that time. More importantly, it makes me wonder why I ended up uncontrollably smiling. The more I think about it, the more the answer becomes obvious… the thought I had is important to me. Maybe more important than I realized.
I think we all naturally want to be happy. When our minds drift off to a happy thought like this, we should just enjoy it and not question it. I think the answer is simple. If it makes us smile, then we should just enjoy the happiness that the specific thought we had has brought us.
When my mind drifts off like this and I start to daydream, it tends to be the same thoughts that are going through my mind every time. It’s always the same places, things, and people. It’s easy to start questioning everything and really wonder why the mind goes out of the moment we’re currently in and starts thinking about these things, but I think we know deep down why these thoughts keep coming back time and time again. Any person, place, or situation that is constantly on your mind is there for a reason. Don’t ignore that. Accept it. Embrace it. Life is complicated enough, don’t make it more complicated. Some people search their whole life for true happiness and never find it. If you find it, hold onto it. Never let it go. True happiness means something different to everybody. Whatever it may be, it will surely put a smile on your face. If it puts a smile on your face, know that you’re smiling for a reason. Whatever is making you smile should be a priority in your life. You can never smile too much. Do what makes you happy. Live in a place that makes you happy. Surround yourself with people who make you happy. Don’t over-think things. Your heart knows what it wants, let your mind follow whatever makes your heart happy.