Today in the morning I asked : why are you happy?
The nice song of Pharrell Williams was the short answer. I love to dance, I love music- both make me somewhat happy.
Then I watched the old movie, “ The Pursuit of Happyness“, which I had never seen before.
Well, my feelings about happiness got much deeper. This movie moved me.
One lesson I have learned today from Christopher Gardener (http://www.chrisgardnermedia.com/) is, that to become really happy, I need to know what it is, that makes me happy.If the music makes me happy, it will do. If something bigger makes me happy, I definitely need to strive for that! This helps to fight against all odds. To dream big.
One scene in the movie shows Will Smith , playing Christopher Gardener, with his son, while he is playing basketball. The little boy loves to play basketball. His father states, that he shouldn´t play basketball anymore, because he will not make it to the top anyway…..The father noticed, that he broke something in his son´s happiness with his comment. After some moments they have the following conversation:
Father: Hey. Don’t ever let somebody tell you… You can’t do something. Not even me. All right?
Son: All right.
Father: You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin‘ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want somethin‘, go get it. Period.
With this quotation from this moving movie, I wish you courage to start to look for what makes you happy and to find ways to make your dreams come true.