Whether it has to do with friends or family, and even strangers, husband or wife, girlfriend or boyfriend, to sights and sounds, smells and touch…
…it’s all about the little things.
Like when your mom leaves you a note on your bathroom mirror to have a good day.
Your friends stopping by your work to bring you food or coffee for no reason.
Waking up to a kiss from your boyfriend. Or better yet waking up in his arms.
Waking up to the sun shining through your blinds.
Coming home to flowers on your nightstand. Or receiving a package from a friend who lives in another country.
Falling asleep to the sound of the rain.
Your mom delivering home made baked cookies to your apartment. Or walking by the smell of fresh baked bread.
Hearing the sound of your baby laugh.
The giddy feeling he gives you when he smiles at you. Or how beautiful she looks when she’s happy.
Moments where you and your friends are laughing so hard over something that wasn’t even that funny.
Getting a text or call from your friend that’s on the other side of the country just to say “hi”. Or from the other side of the world.
Putting on clothes right out of the dryer, making you feel all warm and cozy. Especially warm socks.
Getting into bed with fresh sheets. Or digging your bare toes into a plush carpet.
Taking a nap to the sound of the ocean.
Waking up to a text from him saying good morning.
It’s the feeling you get when you hear the click of a photo being taken from a film camera.
The feeling you get when someone tells you that you made their day. Or just the feeling you get knowing you have helped someone.
Getting a fresh batch of french fries from McDonalds.
The way he holds your hand. Or kisses you on the forehead.
When a baby grabs one of your fingers with their whole hand.
Him calling you beautiful. Or how handsome he looks dressed up.
That one balloon that became a yearly tradition between you and your sister.
And just that simple feeling of being happy.
The list can go on and on…
It’s simple…sometimes it’s the little things that count.
“If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.” -Morris West
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. -Teddy Roosevelt
“A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well.” -Unknown
“Don’t let today’s disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams.” ~Unknown
It’s 2am, I hear the rain, and I SHOULD be studying. But no, instead I was writing some emails and reading things online. Ever since Eugene messaged me the link to tinybuddha.com, I’ve been checking it every day!
We’ve all been hurt in one way or another. And getting hurt is so much easier than getting over the fact that we’ve been hurt. Usually my first answer to get over it is simple. TIME. Everything takes time. But in order to get the ball rolling, there are things you need to do so you can find happiness again.
Tiny Buddha had a post that I thought would be good to share…
10 Happiness Tips for People Who Have Been Hurt
“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” ~Unknown
1. Define your pain.
2. Express that pain.
3. Try to stay in the present.
4. Stop telling the story.
5. Forgive yourself.
6. Stop playing the blame/victim game.
7. Don’t let the pain become your identity.
8. Reconnect with you were before the pain.
9. Focus on things that bring you joy in the moment.
10. Share that joy with other people.
I believe that majority of these are dead on. In my opinion, tips 5-7 are pretty important in order to become happy again.