Ask Sermon: What Makes Me Happiest?
Welcome back to the now critically acclaimed ‘Ask Sermon’ series. I launched last week and the reviews have been so positive. Just check a few of them from close friends:
“This might be the greatest series of all time.” — Kanye West
“The way you articulated your thoughts and feelings so elegantly brought forth abounding amounts of smiles to my sleek facial expressions.” — T.I.
“Huh? What in the Versace hell is going on?” — Riff Raff
“Ask Sermon is the journalist equivalent to stealing yo chick.” — 2 Chainz
“Mmmm. Ask Sermon.. *drools*” — Homer Simpson
I’m tearing up right now. Let’s move on to this week’s question. Liv from the great UK asks:
I believe it’s really hard to define what makes someone happiest with just one thing or idea. There are cases where I feel it applies, like your wedding day or the birth/raising of a child. Much like life, happiness is a complicated emotion that I’m still trying to figure out.
In my early 20s, I felt like happiness was a winning power-ball lottery ticket. It just didn’t exist for me. I was bitter at my progress, how hard I was working with little pay off. Age 26 was when I truly gained a grasp on my happiness and how I should be grateful. I have a long ways to go still on a quest of being fulfilled, but I do know how to be happy with where I’m at now.
Since I rambled for a bit, here’s a quick list of some things that bring happiness to my life:
- Boy Meets World.
- Music, especially Lionel Richie’s.
- The feeling when the sun hits you after weeks of rainy days.
- Interacting with the greatest fans in the world.
- Scott Steiner promos.
- Great comics like Black Hammer.
- Deep conversations.
- Kanye West’s tweet about having to baby sit a water bottle.
- Chocolate milk.
- Katt Williams’ Pimp Chronicles, aka my favorite stand-up ever.