10 things that make me happy

We can all agree this is a “mad world” we live in. Everybody is in a hurry to save time and make more money and we don’t even realize that life just passes by. So, why don’t we all stop for a moment, take a deep breath and enjoy the little things for a change.

What are these little things, you might ask? Well, let me help you with that. I made a list of 10 little things that might make you enjoy life.

1. Rain.

I know I know… Rain gets you wet. Rain makes you sick. But, think about this. You are at home or in a lovely coffee shop, with a good book or film and a good ol’ cup of coffee (or tea). Doesn’t that sound good? Rain is one of the few things that can make the world stop from its hurry, even if just for a moment.

2. Good music

What would this world be without it? Music is one of the most powerful things we have. It can make you happy. It can make you nostalgic. It can make you feel anything you need to feel and it’s always there for you. No matter what. So take a minute and listen to your favourite song without doing anything else. See how you feel after that.

3. Good food

There’s nothing like good food. NOTHING! If enjoying something delicious doesn’t make your taste buds and yourself happy I don’t know what will. Just think for a moment about your favourite food. Come on! Close your eyes and taste it! See, just thinking about it makes you drool… Now, go! Treat yourself!

4. Reading a good book

What better way to escape reality than a good ol’ book? You can go anywhere and be anyone you want from the comfort of your bed! You can go to places you’ll never be able to go otherwise. You can be a hero/heroine, a villain, heck, you can be an animal if you want! Plus, you learn tons of new and interesting things!

5. Watching a film

Imagine this. Friday night. Your comfy couch and your pj’s. Your favourite film. Maybe your favourite person. Some good food and a bottle of good wine. THIS IS LIFE!

6. Watching tv shows

Now, the thing with TV shows it that they can either make happy or incredibly stressed and angry. I know I always have mixed feelings when I watch one. But, then again, wouldn’t it be boring if TV shows would be plain and simple?

7. The sea

For me, the sea, is one of the most beautiful things. The sounds of the waves, the breeze… It gives me so much inner peace and I feel so relaxed, that I could spend a whole day just looking at it!

8. Travelling

This might be my favourite thing to do. If only I had the money and the time. It’s spectacular to go and see new places, meet new people, learn new things. So, if you can, go. See the world. Embrace its cultures. Be happy!

9. Cooking

This one, might not be the happy place for everyone, but for me it is. It’s the best way for me to clear my mind and organise my thoughts. And I get to cook something that is usually delicious.

10. Seeing other people happy.

If I see strangers  and my close ones happy and smiling it makes me feel so warm and fuzzy inside. Of course you can’t know for sure why strangers are smiling, but you can always assume. The old lady smiles because her nephews called her. That girl from the bus maybe just got some good news. You should try it one day. Stop looking at your phone and start looking around. You might be surprised with what you see.

It’s all about being happy, people!

Alex D.

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