Wouldn’t it be cool if we had some kind of magic desktop wallpaper that will trigger the emotion of happiness every time we look at it? Hmmmm …. that’s a thought.
So, while you download this prototype, I thought I’d share some of my thoughts on happiness with you and I hope you’ll find them inspiring.
This post is about our pursuit of happiness.
Even the Declaration of Independence states that everyone has inalienable right to the pursuit of happiness. Only some US states included this right into their Constitutions, but I believe that it should be included in all constitutions of all countries in the world.
Because, from the moment we wake up and open our eyes in the morning – until we fall asleep in the night, all we do is pursuit of happiness. Of course, we don’t define our actions that way. We have breakfast (or at least some of us lucky enough) and everything else we do for the rest of the day is we try to create environment and the conditions that will help us experience the emotion or feeling of happiness.
Unfortunately, we can not provoke that feeling ourselves. The best we can do ourselves is try to think about the times when we were happy, but for many of us even that could invoke the feeling of sadness instead.
Remembering the good times is just not enough.
What we strive to do is create the conditions and the environment that will trigger the events that will then trigger the feeling of happiness. That’s what we do at all times. But, to be happy, we need the “co-operation” of other people. For instance, when we love someone. We do our best to appeal to that someone so that our love is returned to us. And if we find out that we are loved by that someone then we feel true happiness and that’s the feeling we’re all looking for.
As you can see, we need somebody’s help to reach that emotion.
Or, another example, we feel happy when something we do is recognized and liked or loved by someone else or by many. The recognition of our work will also trigger the emotion of happiness, but again, we need other people to help us reach the emotion of happiness.
Now, here the thought. WE ARE that “other people” for the rest of the world. Aren’t we? Now, just think about it for a second. We are the only ones who can help other people reach that emotion, we are the other people and others depend on us. How about that?
So, in my mind, it is all about giving and receiving. It is a “dual channel” process. Once, when all people become aware of this, this world will be crowded with happy people.
In the meantime, in our pursuit of happiness we can do two things:
- make other people happy (as there is no happiness without giving)
- create environment where other people will also be given a chance to make us happy
Giving and receiving. Can not have one without the other.
The more we give – the more we will receive. And receiving then gives us me more energy to give back again.
Unfortunately, many of us still have problems with the “giving” part. That’s because we tend to believe that we are limited with the resources and the more we give the less we have. I think that is one of the the main reasons for the existence of unhappiness in this world.
So, inspired by these thoughts I thought I’d make this wallpaper on the topic of happiness. I hope you will like it.
I did that one using the following:
- Swirls Floral Photoshop brushes set
- Grunge floral shapes LITE Photoshop brushes set – Free for Platinum GBG members
- Floral Vector set
- Hearts Photoshop Brushes Set
Download the wallpaper in following sizes:
Love, give and thau shall receive.
Silvia from Graphics-Illustrations.Com