One of the lessons I have learned this week comes as a surprise to me, mainly because I thought I already knew it.
Some people will never be happy.
I mean, they just won't be happy.
I know this, to be sure, but these days I know it like I haven't known it before.
I like to try to make people happy, so that their lives are a bit better as we spin on this orb. So i try this or that to help them on their way.
Sometimes the "This or that" is a small thing, simple really. While other times I try some big thing that would make their whole lives easier.
And my conclusion is that some people just will not be happy. And it's not about me, or what I do or don't do, that's just who they were before they showed up and who they'll be after they leave.
Which is hugely sad to me. I mean, life can be hard and miserable enough without being unhappy all the time. That's gotta end up being a huge thing to carry around with you.
But it does free me up from taking it so personally sometimes. I tend to do that I guess.
Then there are those who are simply the opposite.
And I'm so glad I'm married to one.