If there is one topic I am more interested in than traveling, it’s HAPPINESS. I seriously think that’s our reason to be alive, to be and share it with others. Lately I have been filling up my Five Minute Gratitude Journal with the things I am happy about/grateful for. Today, I looked back at it and decided to share some of it with you. I hope it inspires you to create a similar list of your own and keep it close with you whenever you need a secret shifter or just to feel good. Here is my 50+ things that make me happy:
Believing in magic Harry potter style. No, really, I do believe in magic and it makes me hopeful. Vanilla on my soap, on my food and in my room. Traveling to a new city and experiencing different cultures. Everything about Japan.
Learning French. Those two hours of sitting in the classroom, repeating le de du together with my classmates used to be the highlight of my Thursday. The rush mixed with the relaxed feeling of journaling my thoughts. A saloon blow dried hair. The luxury of laying on the bed at 11 AM in the morning and browsing through Etsy. Ah.. The joy of online shopping. Writing messages and reminders on post it notes. Classy. A really good meal. Preferably home-cooked meal and I don’t mind whose home. I and my cousins used to have a sleep over every weekend for years until we moved to different places. We gossiped, talked about boys, boys and boys. It was one of my best memories. Train ride. Because it’s a train ride. I have woken up many times in the middle of the night or morning with a book (now kindle) in my hand, falling asleep reading is one of my fave thing waking up. Oh the statement necklace. I have one in purple color which I sometimes claimed as a hand phone, my Thali or wee wee. The smell of coffee beans being brewed when I entered my office building every morning. Waking up to the sound of thunders at night and going back to sleep smiling. Cheese + Wine. Be spontaneous and you will steal my heart. Playing board games with a group of friends while drinking. Traveling with only a backpack and or a carry on. #travellight WiFi connection at unexpected places. Snail mail. The cuteness of Mickey Mouse ear headbands. Dessert. Visiting my parents and being treated like a ten years old. Staying in a hotel stay with its white sheet, flat TV, free tea, super soft pillows, huge bathroom and the fantastic view.
When I become super rich, I will be
staying living in a hotel ala Chuck Bass. Super comfortable PJs with smart-ass writing on it. The one I am wearing now says I Don’t Do Morning. Because I don’t. Having ice cream for breakfast and pancake for dinner. Everything glittery attracts me, add pink to it and I will have two of it please. Interesting gadgets and new technology and on the contrary.. Minimalism puts me in the state of joy. People with quirky style, you make my day better. Thank you for living life your way. Women who appreciate their own body, such a refreshing belief. #bodyappreciation. Rainy gloomy days lighten my mood. GIRL POWER. Playing with stickers. Happy people, it rubs off you guys! SATC the TV series, those girls taught me to be happy by being me and to celebrate me. There are people out there who already figured things out and sum it nicely in a quote. It can make us either feel warm and fuzzy inside or darn motivated. Sometimes I have better things to do than going to work. That’s when pre-planned sick leave comes into the picture. Zipper bag. It makes life much easier and organized. Putting everything on hold for sometime to read funny blogs. “A day without laughter is a day wasted” – Charlie Chaplin. Being really productive. I love going to sleep feeling I have accomplished something today. People watching from a coffee shop. Warm long, meaningful intended hugs. Sydney skyline. People with quirky style, you make my day better. Thank you for living life your way. Women who appreciate their own body, such a refreshing belief. #bodyappreciation. Sometimes I have better things to do than going to work. That’s when pre-planned sick leave comes into the picture.
Getting “lost” inside a book store in between the thousands of books and stationaries. Giving and getting compliments, this is a small thing, but never fails to brighten our day. The word AWESOME. Saying it. Feeling it Being treated a pedicure. Birthday parties. The internet has served its highest purpose by spreading out cat meme.