It's Time You Start Celebrating The Small Victories In Life

Happiness is one of those unique words that mean so many different things to different people. It all depends on the person. To some, it's getting to sleep in an extra 10 minutes. To others, it's getting their dream job, or spending time with their family or friends, or even eating a delicious ice cream sundae. There are lots of different connotations of the word. But the important thing to remember about the word happiness is just that, to actually be happy.

There are so many things that get in the way of our happiness, some big and some small. At the moment it may seem like the end of the world. Like when you drop your coffee seconds after leaving Starbucks and you let out a few tears. Yeah, when that happens. Or when there's a ridiculous amount of traffic and you so desperately want to get home. Or when the serious things happen that break you down. The bad comes in all shapes and sizes, but you have to remember to get over those hard things because there's always something better on the other side.

You have to see the positive in things, the good. I always tell myself that everything happens for a reason, even though sometimes it makes absolutely zero sense what the reasoning may be. That there's always someone out there who is going through a more difficult time than me, that there's someone who is struggling to get by, or may have lost a loved one, or having health issues. There's someone out there who is dealing with actual problems that make my little inconveniences insignificant.

Each day you should wake up and be grateful that you're experiencing that day and getting to see your loved ones because there are so many people who don't. Celebrating those small victories, those things that make you happy is a must. It doesn't matter how big or small they are, you just have to be grateful they're there.

Happiness is something you have to work toward sometimes. It doesn't always happen naturally or immediately. You have to look for it, fight for it; it's not permanent. When you feel it, you have to grab on with both arms and try your best to keep it, to soak in how you feel, to remember those moments and cherish them.

The older I get the more I appreciate these moments, the memories that instantly put a smile on my face. I'm realizing how those moments don't last forever, just as people don't. I want to make the most of this life that I'm so blessed to live.

I want to look back when I'm old and grey and smile because of all the happy times I've had. I don't want to be sad because I harped on the negativity and those inconveniences.

You see, we may not have control over the bad times or the things that keep us up at night, but we do have control over what makes us happy. We can create those special moments. Don't forget to take care of yourself and bring happiness into your life.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Swoon

119 People Reveal How The Pandemic Has Affected Their Love Lives, And Honestly... Relatable

"I haven't been able to get out of the 'talking phase' with anyone."

The reality is, there's no part of life the pandemic hasn't affected. Whether it's your work life, your home life, your social life, or your love life, coronavirus (COVID-19) is wreaking havoc on just about everything — not to mention people's health.

When it comes to romance, in particular, people are all handling things differently and there's no "right way" of making it through, regardless of your relationship status (single, taken, married, divorced, you name it). So, some of Swoon's creators sought out to hear from various individuals on how exactly their love lives have been affected since quarantine began.

Keep Reading... Show less

Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B just dropped the hottest summer single yet. It's called "WAP" and we're going to get into all the intoxicating lyrics.

This song empowers females and their sexuality. These women put the ridiculous music industry female beef to bed, and I mean tucked away in a coma.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

How To Write Down The Holy Grail Recipe Everyone Begs You To Make

Because everyone has a signature cocktail, cake, or pasta they bring to every potluck.

NBC

From back when I used to bring my mom's classic white chocolate chip cookies to preschool on my birthday to now stirring up my signature tequila cocktails at every friends' barbecue, I've always had a couple of standby recipes in my culinary rotation.

Keep Reading... Show less
Adulting

Meet My Cat: Cheshire, The Stray Turned House Cat Who Lives in Michigan

I never considered myself a cat person, but Chess immediately stole my heart.

Madelyn Darbonne

In 2016, a stray cat gave birth to a litter of three grey kittens on my aunt and uncle's property. I had never considered myself to be much of a cat person, but these furballs immediately stole my heart. I got to watch them grow up until they were old enough to leave their mother's side.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

How To Binge-Watch A TV Show —And Then Write A Review About It

Writing your favorite and least favorite things about a show could not be more fun.

Photo by Mollie Sivaram on Unsplash

Looking for a new show to binge? Stop scrolling through your options and listen.

Sometimes a good show doesn't come down to the genre or the actors involved, it comes down to the fact that it is simply a GOOD show. If any of these things sound appealing to you, you should definitely watch.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

11 Reasons Why Getting A Cat Is The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Mental Health

Cats may mess up your puzzles but they'll always love you unconditionally — as long as you have some catnip, that is.

Scout Guarino

Alright, everyone, it's time to stop spreading the rumor that all cats are mean, aloof, and hate everyone. Like dogs, each cat has its own personality and tendencies. Some like a lot of attention, some like less — each person has to find the right cat for them. As for me, my cats Bienfu and Reptar have seen me at my worst, but they've also helped pull me out of it. They're a constant in my life and they give me the strength to get through the day in spite of my depression, and there's even scientific evidence to support it!

Keep Reading... Show less

I've been bleaching my hair since I was in seventh grade. Yes, you read that correctly, seventh grade. That's nearly 10 years of maintaining a very light shade of blonde that too-often brings about dryness and brittle strands.

Keep Reading... Show less

Chances are if you're here, you're probably interested in writing an open letter. Yay! We're excited to have you.

Of course, not all open letters are created equal. In fact, there's a recipe to writing one for Odyssey that'll get featured on one of our many verticals. When it comes to Swoon specifically (for those new around here, that's our dating and relationships vertical), we receive dozens of open letters each month, many of which are all very similar.

Keep Reading... Show less

With a new phone comes great responsibility: Do not break it! And the best way to do that is with a case. However, picking a case can be a challenge. No need to fret, I am here to help break down some of the best cases for the new iPhone SE 2020. Honestly, I think it's going to be impossible to choose!

Keep Reading... Show less

To some who have been out of the dating world for a while, it can be hard to get back into the swing of things after being single for some time. So, I asked 26 people what they think is important to know before looking for love again, here's what they had to say.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments