Sis, You Won’t Find Happiness in a Calendar Date

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We are seven days in to 2021.

And if you haven’t realized it yet, allow me to tell you:

You won’t find happiness in a calendar date.

Shocker, I know.

So many hearts tore off the page of December 2020, looked at January 2021, smiled and said:

“You’re gonna’ be better. I just know it.”

And now (just seven short days later) are sharing memes that say:

“Well, that week was a good run. Here’s to 2022.”

How about we just stop?

Stop thinking that our happiness will be found in a calendar date.

Stop thinking that our happiness will be found when we’re twenty pounds lighter.

Stop thinking that our happiness will be found with bigger pay checks and fatter wallets.

Stop thinking that our happiness will be found with a new outfit or a new car.

Stop thinking that our happiness will be found in a certain circle of friends that you’re trying to fit in with.

Stop thinking that our happiness will be found in the bottom of that bottle.

Stop thinking that our happiness will be found in a new ring, new baby, or a new house.

Lemme’ let you in on a little secret:

If you cannot find happiness WHERE YOU ARE AT,

You will not find it WHERE YOU ARE GOING.

(and you certainly won’t find it in a date on the calendar).

Look around you.

Find pockets of happiness where you stand.

Then appreciate the journey where it takes you.

Don’t rely on 2021 to bring you happiness, for that is not 2021’s job.

That is YOUR job, Sis.

Love your life accordingly.


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Heather Delaney
Heather is a wife and mother of three, which immediately checked off two of her bucket list items from childhood. She loves hot mugs, heart rambles, and really good pasta. Passionate about marriage, motherhood, and sisterhood, Heather is also a pro at seeking out the happy in the heavy, and loves to encourage other hearts to do the same. You can follow along with her adventures either on Facebook, or on Instagram.