Life is full of little wonders that can make us happy. I use my insta profile basically as a visual gratitude journal to inspire others! This photo is of a delicious, nutritious, rainbow salad- it’s pretty- but what’s even more special are the people I am surrounded by at the table- parents & godparents who have helped shape and guide me to the woman I have become and continue to grow into.
When we begin rediscovering that the little things in life can make us happy, we naturally want to share this joy with others. The sound of a baby's laughter, a good book, the comforting smell of a favorite old sweatshirt, and the warmth from a cup of hot tea are simple pleasures that can easily put smiles on our faces. These "little things" are easily accessible to us and can be sources for happiness. A key to finding them is taking the time to put those rose-colored glasses from childhood back on so you can easily access the joy in all the "little things" life has to offer.
Like kids digging in the sandbox for buried trinkets, we may even begin to experience happiness when we engage in the seemingly mundane. Figuring out a software program can feel like deciphering a treasure map, and that first sip of coffee in the morning can taste like a forbidden delicacy. Swaying to music playing on the radio can turn into an interpretive jig, riding a bike can seem like flying to the moon, getting a phone call from that special someone can feel like winning the lottery, and observing an elderly couple walking hand in hand can turn into a meditation on peace and contentment.
We may gush over a friend when we run into them unexpectedly, praise a street musician for their talents, or blow bubbles for the neighborhood kids to chase. We may even start to think of the little things we can do to make other people happy, which in turn makes us happy all over again. There is an endless supply of little things and little moments that can make us happy. All we have to do is look for them, and they'll magically start to appear.
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