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The Secret of Happiness Is Not On the Outside Rather, it is Directly in Front of Us

Joined: 6/1/2016
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Rosalinda Garza
Happiness was in front of me but I didn’t see it. There are many things that can provide us with happiness but it’s difficult to know what they are exactly, at times it’s hard to see happiness when it’s in front of us. My mother always told me, “If you go outside, you’ll see so many ways that you will go some day. You have to see which way is better for you.” I had two paths, happiness and sadness. I didn’t know which way to go because it was too difficult to choose between my mother and father. My mother is the happiness in my life, something that I always wanted. My father was the sadness, the person who kept me away from happiness.

My father represented my sadness because of all the hardships he had put me through. My father did not give me any respect, love or communication. The lies, confusion, and physical abuse that he put me through wasn’t enough for him. My father didn’t know how to appreciate my love. When I was four he once told me that my Mom had died so I believed that she was gone growing up. I wasn’t reunited with my mother until I was fourteen after being led to believe that she was dead for 10 years. It was hard for me to accept because I still had doubts that prevented me from getting close to her. I had to find out the truth, so I talked to her about everything and I realized that everything that my father told me about her was based on a lie. My Dad finally realized what he had done wrong when I left him in El Salvador to live with my mother in the United States. When I came to the U.S. with my Mom all I wanted was to find what makes me happy.

I didn’t always appreciate the affection that my Mom had for me. I didn’t get see all the things that my mother did for me just to see me smile. At times I couldn’t control myself and I made her feel bad. I knew that she had cancer and that she was still recuperating. This past year I started thinking about everything that she did for me when the doctors told us that she might have cancer again. That was the moment when I realized I was wrong, my happiness wasn’t outside to look for. I don’t have to search for it because happiness to me is my mother. She is, and is always going to be my happiness. I learned that happiness is always with us, but the only thing that we have to do is open our eyes. The secret of happiness is to appreciate the simple things that we have, and the simple things that people do for us. It means to look at what we have, such as our family and friends, and appreciate the wonderful things that they do for us.
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