My Definition Of Happiness Essay

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Happiness can be defined as feeling or showing pleasure or contentment, but what does that really mean? For someone of great fame and fortune, their definition might be completely different from someone who comes from poverty. In today's world it is so hard to truly know whether someone is happy or just showing out for social normalities or to look a certain way for someone. I ask myself whether or not I am truly happy with the life I have lived so far and what it really means to be happy. My definition for happiness is putting yourself in positions that make you feel loved and free all at the same time, because in this world all we truly have is the joy of other people's presence and the feeling of independence. I feel as though in my life …show more content…
As a child, religion is a hard concept to grasp just stories of someone from a long time ago performing miracles on people always put me to sleep on Sundays. Every week my parents would force me to go to church and classes but I never liked it or really even knew if I believed in it, I struggled a lot with my beliefs and realized that I can't believe in something that I couldn't see. My Grandparents continued to pursue me into going to church with them on holidays or even a couple times a month but each time I would listen I never felt God's love. As a part of my Catholic confirmation I had to go to a retreat called “Antioch”, in the days prior to this weekend I dreaded having to go and thought that it would have no impact on me whatsoever. The experience of Antioch was completely life changing and it opened my eyes to finding God's light in my own life. By my peers opening up about their own struggles and seeing their purpose in God's path made me look back at my life and realize how much of an impact God had on my life. Since my first Antioch, I have participated as a leader for the past two years as its been equally as rewarding opening up my heart to others and changing their lives, like they did mine.The decision to go back to church and allowing myself to believe in something greater has been the best decision of my life, I now know my struggles are just bumps on the path to true

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