When I was going through something really difficult, I was lucky enough that I was given a trip to an interesting place. Before I left, I said to my mom, “Sana masaya,” my words revealing how fully broken I was. She said, “No, you have to make it a point to enjoy your trip. You have to make sure that you use that time to relax.”
It’s not enough to hope for happiness. It’s not just an emotion that lazily happens to you. It’s a goal. It’s something that you focus your mind on. It’s something you take effort in. You can’t just hope to be happy; you have to make sure that you’ll be.
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