Thursday, March 27, 2008

happy happy joy

Hey, have you ever felt sad for no apparent reason at all? You just feel sad and down all of a sudden, and then you try to think of reasons for your sadness, but you just cannot pinpoint which event or person is responsible? This has probably happened to us a lot of times, especially when we're staying home, and doing almost nothing productive. We tend to sometimes be too reflective about things that we end up with so much clutter in our minds.

However, don't you think that it really is in those quiet times that we really get to sort out what we are thinking? We have often been advised by our friends to always find quiet time for ourselves, to sort out things and to really know what is going on both around and within us.

If in those quiet times, we can either sort out our thoughts, or mess them up even more, what does this tell us? I guess it all boils down to what we decide to think. It all boils down to our decisions. With this little conclusion, I'm thinking that maybe we don't even need quiet time to help us out. We can help ourselves out by choosing what to think for ourselves, and letting our emotions follow. But we are mere humans almost perpetually affected by nature. Maybe we still have to choose the right environment for our thoughts.

I'm trying to discover what's the best way to make ourselves happy. Happiness may be thought of as a thought, but it really is what we strive for in life. Knowing that happiness is a thought can make us happier people by choosing to simply be happy, by thinking of the right things, and doing whatever makes us happy.

I guess the challenge now is to find what really makes us happy. Believe me, even if happiness is a simple thought, different things really make us tick, and despite our efforts to try, we cannot force ourselves to be happy with things we do not like. Therefore, we need the proper guidance through prayer. If you cannot pray due to some belief, think of praying as an exercise of thought. I would not choose to though. But if you choose to, beware of probable mind cluttering.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

mikee! i agree with you. in those quiet times, we're able to reflect about some stuff that may be bothering us...we try to find out/ trace the real cause why we feel happy or sad. in addition to that, in those quiet times, we can find peace, happiness, and relaxation as well...=) nice entry mikee! very reflective! =) -dana c.

leo said...

iagree, mikee.

mahirap rin maghanap ng mga bagay na will make us happy. kasi nagiiba rin tayo. parang sa una, tingin natin masaya tayo sa ginagawa natin, tapos biglang ayaw mo na. bakit? kasi kahit na sabihin mong masaya ka sa isang bagay makakahanap ka parin ng butas para hindi na maging masaya sa bagay na yun.

gets ba?

hahahaha...:D [labo-mode.]

atenista said...

Mikee, where will you go for college?

Anonymous said...

hi mikee.
congrats sau.. im able to watch your graduation. 1st honor.. congratulations!

Lee Heon Jin said...

You know what? I do understand how was your feeling when you posted this blog entry...

Es cierto que su vida sera feliz... PRONTO... ;)


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dc said...

congrats... ang dami mong achievements.... 22o b n ikaw ang 1st honor s ateneo tapus c robi ng pbb teen plus ang 2nd.... galing nman... s mga nbasa kong comment s ibang site, my hawig daw kau ni robi at npanuod mo b yung uber last march 31... i agree w/ them...mikee ang cnabi ni mariel s halip n robi...
gud luck and congrats ulit
_SURNAMEDC_

Nichole said...

hmmm. very insightful mikee. that really made me think since for the past months, the thing my psych teacher drilled into my mind is "happiness is just a thought away" and it kind of grew on me.

but i agree with you. happiness depends on what makes us happy.

god bless =)

danieljr said...

"If in those quiet times, we can either sort out our thoughts, or mess them up even more.."

dun ako sa 2nd.. sometimes, thinking and thinking just mess things up for me.. I dunno, siguro na-over na yung kaka deliberate ko sa sarili ko.. I think I need more actions and I just have to follow my drive along the way :D

nice blog by the way :D have a nice day.

Anonymous said...

: )

Anonymous said...

Sometimes, we don't have to stretch our brains too much just to realize the things or memories that can be our source of real happiness.I strongly believe that being happy starts with being contented with what you have. We tend to look at our "imperfections" - namely our failures, bad experiences and those things that we want to achieve. We usually overlook those blessings that we receive in life.What is worse is that those things that we overlook are the most essential things in life. The fact that God gave you the chance TO LIVE is the most precious blessing that you will ever have. But dude, God doesn't only gave you that damn CHANCE but something even MORE.I can see that you have a very supportive family. You're pretty well - off. You study in a very good school (I believe that Atenean education is the best!). At your young age, you already have a work. A lot of people like you . You belong to the smartest section. You graduated First Honors.You have such a BEAUTIFUL MIND. And many more. There's no reason for you to be sad for you have lots of blessings in life. All you gotta do is be grateful about them, be contented with them, and share them to those in need. I believe that by simply doing that, you will be truly happy without exhausting your brain too much. I'm sorry if I sound like I'm preaching. This is just my way of expressing what I feel right now. Good luck to you and more power!

- Your batchmate :)

Anonymous said...

Sometimes, we don't have to stretch our brains too much just to realize the things or memories that can be our source of real happiness.I strongly believe that being happy starts with being contented with what you have. We tend to look at our "imperfections" - namely our failures, bad experiences and those things that we want to achieve. We usually overlook those blessings that we receive in life.What is worse is that those things that we overlook are the most essential things in life. The fact that God gave you the chance TO LIVE is the most precious blessing that you will ever have. But dude, God doesn't only gave you that damn CHANCE but something even MORE.I can see that you have a very supportive family. You're pretty well - off. You study in a very good school (I believe that Atenean education is the best!). At your young age, you already have a work. A lot of people like you . You belong to the smartest section. You graduated First Honors.You have such a BEAUTIFUL MIND. And many more. There's no reason for you to be sad for you have lots of blessings in life. All you gotta do is be grateful about them, be contented with them, and share them to those in need. I believe that by simply doing that, you will be truly happy without exhausting your brain too much. I'm sorry if I sound like I'm preaching. This is just my way of expressing what I feel right now. Good luck to you and more power!

- Your batchmate

keyti said...

Congrats for being the Valedictorian! :)

jay said...

what makes me happy is seeing people happy because of what you did to them. nice entry idol! kuya jay to. san ka na aral?

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liezl_dentprincess said...

well said entry.

i've learned something a year ago about happiness. Happiness (kasiyahan) is made by happenings or events in ourlives. So i prefer the last word on your title, joy. Joy (kaligayahan) remains whether there's something good/bad happening in your life, or whether you're in a good/bad situation. (",)

Nakakatuwa lang, i-rally natin ang mga ganitong pagiisip.

"upon the education of this country, the fate of this country depends -benjamin disraelli"
-nakakatuwang isipin may mga kabataan pang tulad mo. Pagigihan mo pa lalo. Not only excellence in mind but also the heart! Com' on!

nica said...

galing mo talaga.1st honor.BS Economics kukunin mo sa UP Diliman?ikaw na ba ang JOHN NASH ng Pilipinas?hehehe...sige gud luck..

ZaLoRzXTiaN14 said...

yup! that's so true!

actually,, ganun aku ngayon.. i feel terribly sad pero hndi ku alam kung bakit...

kaya tuloy mga kaibigan ku,, tinatawag nla akung emo..hehe

Anonymous said...

You have such a reflective mind and heart. Keep it up :)

SMP

pluma said...

maybe happiness is a mixture of organized and cluttered moments of our life because if not, our life would be a bunch of wednesdays. That would be boring... and I'd rather over-think than think-less... hahaha how about you? Life is wonderful but it doesn't mean it's always fun.

nice blog by the way. very profound.

.my.altered.ego. said...

kuya mikee. :]

you're such a great writer. :]

i certainly agree kuya. in those quiet moments, we are able to think about some things that are bothering us. we can reflect about it and realize its cause. i love the entry kuya. :] makes me reflect. :]

tca!. :]

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curbside_puppet said...

i'm on my happiest best when dumb and retarded things just suddenly pop out of nowhere.
i believe happiness will always be a choice. like right now, may sakit ako. i feel absolutely terrible but i try to smile it off and be happy.

fyi: i saw your blog url sa makisig tv kanina so i checked your blog out.

ferdinand said...

You are indeed one of those few showbiz personalities na matatawag na "intellectuals". You are the youths' role model. Keep it up. By the way, I've just watched Pilipinas Game Ka na Ba and i was so thankful i chanced upon you. You see, i dont get to watch TV nowadays as much as i did when you were still in Big Brother's house..but seeing u once in a good while is enough to make my day. Good Luck and God Bless you in all your undertakings.

Arianne said...

that's was a very insightful entry. :) as for me, i've come to regard happiness as a matter of choice.

KB said...

HI Mikee! Nice posts. please do visit my blog some other times: http://a-legible-journ.blogspot.com/ thank you!! and keep writing, you're good at it

Anonymous said...

Hey, Mikee. I saw you on the Loyola Schools the other day, and you look tall in person. Haha. Anyway, what course are you going to take up come first semester?

Mikee said...

wow may batchmate akong nagbabasa ng blog ko! nice to know! thanks ah!