Happiness is celebrating other people’s joy.
I’ve had my own great news lately, and the one thing that surprised me is that not everyone can fully celebrate my joy sometimes. They feel sad or conflicted about it. It’s been interesting to witness. Of course, I’ve been there too. Someone had something happen to them that I wanted to have happen to me. I was happy for them, but there was the whole “me” piece that prevented a total celebration.
What’s up with that anyway? Are we so focused on ourselves that we can’t get out of our own way to fully support a close one’s new joy?
I’m happy to see how much of a shift I’ve experienced because I don’t feel any of that “me” stuff with these two people. I only feel joy. Yeah. I know and trust good things are coming my way, so I don’t have to feel any lack in this situation.
What about you? When someone shares exciting news with you, are you able to celebrate fully with them? Or is there some part of you holding back because you’re feeling bad about your own space?
We need to be real about how we feel. I’m not saying we deny it. What I am saying is that when we feel this lack we need to ask ourselves why and delve into it so we can clear it from our lives.
Happiness flourishes so much easier that way.
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