List 10 things that make you really happy.
It seems that today we talk about happiness. I think it fits the month of August since it is the less stressful one for me – and I think I am not the only one.
You see, I am an optimistic person. Finding ten things that make me happy should be a piece of cake… well, I actually had to think about the answer for several minutes. It seems I know, but wasn’t sure at first what could be put on this list.
Ha ha. I think many people hadn’t expected this one. Indeed, the scary thunderstorm that makes some shiver and hide in their beds is something that makes me really happy. I know it is dangerous, don’t get me wrong. But it’s something calming for me to see the lightening, to hear the thunders, the rain pouring heavily; I am always smiling and feel inspired when it’s raining. Many times I fall asleep on that sound.
However, as much as I enjoy it, and sometimes being in the middle of it if it’s safe (so not many times, as you might have already guessed), I don’t like when I have a busy day and it “stands” in my way. Not because it’s bothering, although that is partly true, but because I can’t give into the sensation, into admiring it properly.
2. Long walks
I have a driving license. And I haven’t realised how much I like long walks until a few years ago. I went to London, and it was one of the places I’ve always dreamt of visiting; that means I tried to see as much of it as I could, and I tried to have an authentic experience. So I bought a map and started to wander on the streets. Besides, if you ask me, the taxis were quite expensive – or maybe they tried to fool us since we were tourists and didn’t know which were the longest/shortest routes.
Since then I walk almost daily about ten kilometres. I am more interested in yoga and living in the present, so this pays an important role as well. When I walk, I look around (at nature, at people’s expressions, at the buildings) and I feel what’s around me (the solid ground beneath my feet, the air I inhale in my lungs, the singing of the birds, the warmth of the sun).
It makes me happy. The experience seems each time anew and still refreshing. It charges my batteries.