12 stops on your journey toward happiness

Where are you on the journey?

Jerry Pompilio
7 min readAug 1


Happiness is more than a word. So what is happiness? Do you know it when you’re experiencing it?

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

Dalai Lama

I ask these questions not only for myself but for all of humanity. Look around, you see conditions showing many people in a bad state of life. Seeing people in such despair and suffering.

Feeling lost, filled with anguish, depression, isolation, and hopelessness.

Could they be happy in such a depraved condition? Do you ever wonder what brings someone to this point?

For many years I, consider this thought, have you considered what happiness is to you. As with so many things in life, it’s subjective.

You may find happiness, where I may find misery.

Happiness is a personal journey

This is a journey everyone is on, whether you’re aware of it or not.

In its way, it’s the whole purpose of life. From the moment you’re born, you seem to be ever searching and pursuing something.

Could it be happiness you’re motivated by Is this the emotion that moves you to do the things you do?

Years ago I found this little book titled, The Tao of Pooh, by Benjamin Hoff (Author). It’s a great little book, one statement stood out and had a profound effect on me.

In the book, he made a statement that changed my life. Happiness is the ultimate goal in life, it’s the pursuit of happiness that propels you?

The more I thought about it, the greater it rang true.

What do you want to do with your life and why? Are you not trying to fill the nagging empty feeling inside of you. You’re feeling hungry for something is missing and needs to be found?

You’re not knowing what it is, but you’ll know when you find it.

What is missing, and where will you find it

As Western society has become ever more materialistic, could this all be motivated to find happiness?



Jerry Pompilio

Jerry Pompilio, Small business survivor. With over 50 years in the service business. At this stage, it’s time to pay it back. To help others survive it too.