To live with someone who is perpetually unsatisfied, unhappy, & seemingly unfulfilled is miserable indeed.
It’s a life of constantly trying to paint a rainbow for someone who only sees fog. It’s like trying to make a sad clown smile. Begging a person you love to see life through different eyes is like trying to convince a caterpillar that one day it will fly.
Some people are never happy with their lives though. They are simply not content.
It’s tiring. It’s sad. If you’re not careful, you’ll get sucked into their unintentional vortex of self-inflicted misery. It’s exhausting to live with & can break the soul of a good-hearted person. It’s contagious.
We can’t fix everyone. We can’t help those who don’t want to be happy. Some people have this unhappy, unsatisfied, & non content nature so deeply ingrained in them they can’t see it. They deny it. They justify it. They even embrace it (because they couldn’t identify with themselves without it). Those sad folks will reach out for positivity from time to time, but not embrace happiness themselves. They’ll crave to be around happy people to feed off the happy vibe.
But slowly, they will suck the happy slowly away from the unsuspecting donor.
How can anyone not smile when they see a sunrise? How can someone not be filled with joy when walking on the beach. Why does someone push away their peace while hiking in the mountains? If a small child hands you a toy phone, how do you not feel a happy tingle when you see them smile as you answer it. How can you not feel like you’d take on the world when your little girl or boy calls out “daddy” or “mommy”. When you feel a breeze on your face, how can you not feel peaceful? Why wouldn’t you be grateful to have a wife/husband at home – there waiting on you, loving you, trying to make your days easier…more happy?
How can that dog whose so happy to see you mean nothing? Doesn’t your cat make you happy as he purs loudly seeking safety in your arms?
But, alas…Some people are never happy with what they have (always thinking back on things that were or looking on to things that could be). Some people will spend their entire existence coveting what someone else has while ignoring what they have right in front of them.
You can’t help someone who doesn’t want help 🙁 And at this point in my life, I’m exhausted…& tired.