Our days on this earth are numbered. These days have a beginning and an end. A birth, then a death. Some believe in a life after death, some do not. Some believe that in this life we are born with a purpose, some do not. Whatever you believe, the reality is this; After birth, the moment you breathe that first breath, you are introduced with life. When you die, you take your last breathe and that signals the end of life on Earth.
Between birth and death, we have what is called a life. Life is defined as the animate existence or period of animate existence of an individual. Some define life as the events, some the memories. But what makes up those events in our existence are those we all wish only the best of. Humanity as a whole defines the moments that we find the pinnacle of our lives as a product of happiness.
Happiness is crucial to our overall sense of being. Without happiness, we are nothing. We are not the friendly neighbor, the kind citizen, or the small ray of light that keeps others in tune with their own felling of joy and happiness that we bring upon them through our own.
Although happiness is crucial to the lives of people around us and our own, we are not entitled to happiness, but the pursuit of happiness will be the life long endeavor that we will always find so prodigious as we go through droughts and famines of joy. In spite of this simple fact that melancholy will be a part of this endeavor we cannot let it bring us down further. These times of suffering and grief are the same events that we base the simple factor of happiness and joy on.
So do not let these times of melancholy and grief bring you down. Instead, them play their part in your life as the catalyst that just enhances the good in your life. Moreover do not let your times of sorrow turn you into a person that you are not. Sorrow is so powerful that it can become contiguous to people around you.
Find a solid balance between happiness and sorrow to affect you and people around you in a positive way. This is because you are the light that shines through this Earth and there will be a day that you will burn out.