|So grateful to have purged a pile of clothes from my closet|
If you focus on what you are not, instead of what you are, life might be sad. If you don't thread small bits of joy together and assess them at the end of the day....life might be sad. If you feel too much compassion for others, but not enough for yourself, life might be sad. If you treasure material things instead of your own internal gifts, life might be sad, If you don't have companions, family, animals or otherwise, life might be sad. If you don't find your true passion, life might be sad. If you have a mental illness you may be sad. If you always feel a lacking or in need of something.....you will probably feel sad.
|I enjoyed playing with colour this week|
It was never the big house or fancy car even though it was nice. It wasn't the good job, or piles of friends, I loved those too! It wasn't partying and surrounding myself with people. It was being grateful for the warm bed, a nice meal, a talk with a friend, a kind word or gesture...it was being grateful each moment for all the small niceties in my life! The comfort, beautiful colour around me, love of my family, a car in working order, lots of laughs.
Don't get me wrong, it was, and always will be fun laughing with friends and family. Enjoying intimate conversations. But it's the small moments of joy threaded together, knowing if I look in my midst there is something to be happy about.
Even through aches and pains, through grief and disappointment there are small joys to be happy about. Even if there is something to deter my joy for a moment, I always know it's right around the corner!!
Happiness is not something to search for, or buy. It's always there in our midst...those simple moments, a kind unexpected gesture, a good sleep, a laugh after deep period of grief, feeling pride over creativity. It's about being grateful for the whole experience, knowing no matter how bad things get there will always be things to appreciate with gratitude! There will always be simple things to look forward to, so when the big joys appear in your life it's even better because you're already happy!
What is one simple thing that brought you joy this week?