For the longest time I was convinced that I was not happy unless I had a partner to share my life with. I just knew that having someone to share glorious sunrises & romantic sunsets would make me happy.
I even came close to marrying someone who made me feel as if I was the happiest person on the face of the earth only to find out that it was not actually him that made me happy.
This is the mistake most all of us make when we are dating & even more so when we have been married & have become accustomed to having someone around all the time then suddenly we are thrust back into this crazy dating world that has changed so much since we were gone that we need to go to Dating College to get educated & learn the lingo not to mention the new rules to even be a player in the game.
OK, so you think you know the answers, what makes you happy, what will keep you happy & that special something that will attract you & keep you attracted? I think you are going to be surprised at what I have to say.
The greatest lesson I have learned if I have learned anything in my dating trials & tribulations is that I am the only person on this earth that is responsible for my happiness. The only place that happiness lives forever, with or without a partner is within you.
You have the power to create & maintain your own happiness. Love is great to have & share, but in order to share what you have to offer, you must first find that happiness within yourself & the person that sees that happiness in you will want to be part of that happiness.
So you see, the search and the quest for that fulfillment is endless as long as you choose not to look inside yourself. Enjoy the journey, experience what life has to offer, always keeping your happiness in focus, first & foremost.
YOU, are the reason for your happiness, let it shine, share it with the world & you will receive that happiness back in your heart ten fold.
Your Friend in Love ~Dove
About the Author: Dove is a cloumnist for www.cupidsblackbook.com she is 47 years old & lives in Oaklahoma