Monday, July 9, 2012

So this is the beginning of happiness...

I love the movie The Hours, by Michael Cunningham. This is  one of my favorite quotes from it. I watched it, again, today. For some reason this movie always reminds me we are not as alone as we may think, and ALL people carry some type of burden with them.  I just want to try for a while to remember a part of this quote..."It never occurred to me it wasn't the beginning. It was happiness. It was the moment. Right then." 

Why do I want to remember this, you might ask?  So that I can remember that happiness is not some destination that is far off and often unreachable, so I can remember to take the little moments and make big memories out of them. So even if for a brief moment in time I feel good...I can feel good and I can  remember what it is like, in the moment, and later when I am not feeling so good. I want to start trying to make the happy outweigh the not so happy.

(By the way if you read my blog often, as I do...haha, would you not think I am really UP and then down in my emotions?  This is why I have questioned whether or not I might be bipolar...who knows!)


  1. I think this post is wonderful, we definitely all need a reminder that happiness is not a destination. I think we all work so hard on "finding happiness" that we miss that it is right there in front of us. I guess I can only speak for myself. Thank you for this.

  2. That is a really neat quote. I think sometimes I'm afraid that if I recognize too much happy time in my life that I will loose all the support I've slowly put together to get me through the sad times. I realize that isn't quite logical, but my fears really aren't limited by logic. But I like what you said about happiness not being a distant "destination." I'm having a happy moment right now. :)

  3. I share your love for this movie. When I first watched it several years ago, I didn't really like or identify with it. But I've watched it several times since, and I fall in love with it more and more every single time. I think it is without a doubt, Nicole Kidman's best role.