On Happiness

Perhaps happiness is like a relationship—it’s wonderful and incredibly gratifying, but requires some amount of awareness and maintenance. Instead of having a partner help keep things on track, happiness is a relationship with yourself. It’s up to you to make sure you are incorporating what you need- rituals, gratitude, meditation, alone time, social time, whatever it is, into your life. Certainly people will feel the effects of your happiness, and share in its pursuit, but ultimately, happiness is a contract with yourself.