What makes us Happy?

I find myself meandering in my own world of useless thoughts… often!

And most times I’m thinking what am I missing? The obvious thought always takes me to a place where I feel a bit incomplete, something is not quite as I wished it would be.
So then I think of everything that does
make me happy… And I decided to make an inventory!
Starting on the basic!
I’m alive… My heart is vigorously beating.
I breathe on my own.
My body functions in an autonomous, healthy way…
I am able to pay for my own apartment, car and associated expenses without depending on anyone else. I have a job which allows me to provide for all of that.
Then I think of tiny things which bring me the feeling of happiness…
Chocolate… the sweetest thing… Please don’t bring me real dark chocolate… that’s bitter, it doesn’t suit me…
Food… having that food you’ve been craving for… (you’ll pay it off at the gym… but that moment is just so… happy!… It’s just a coincidence that the first 2 are food!!)
The Beach… the ocean has an ability of soothing your mind and cleaning your soul. Warm sun on your skin… just soak it all up. Feed your energy!
The smell of vanilla/cinnamon/strawberry/lemon/fresh herbs… this one I can’t explain, I just love it… and it makes me feel really well.
My home environment… I decorated it as per my needs. It’s my safe haven.
Going out with friends… whether it’s night time or day time… It can be a wild night out or going for coffee, whatever. As long as you’re with them, doing something you all love, in that moment you can just relax. Spending Christmas with my family… no words needed here!
Movies… it carries me away to a different universe… I love the stories, I love how they are told, I get in it!
Horse riding… I don’t really know how to horse ride. I need support… but riding brings you to a place of peace and freedom.
Travelling!! I would travel the world in a heartbeat… Your mind just expands with the overflow of information, everything you see, you hear, you feel!! It’s such a big world out there… and you’re missing out on most of it!
Talking to like-minded people… it makes you feel like maybe you’re not the only weird person after-all!!
Petting cats and dogs… it’s amazing how they instantly fall in love with you without you even trying. They’re always just the best of themselves and bring out the best of you without asking for a thing in return.
Music I love… it usually lifts my spirit!
Wine! White at sunset or Red by the fireplace… you can bring the Rosé and Champaign too… I’m not picky, they just make me happy…
Hugging, kissing, cuddling… will not get in details here… for the obvious reasons. THAT hug is just your safe and happy place. There’s nothing else out there in that moment. Only those 2 souls.
Laughing out loud… if someone can do this for you… appreciate it. It might not last long. They will bring out the shine and bright in you. The real you.
Probably there are many other things we love doing that make us happy… sometimes we might not recognize it because we’re just not in tune all the time.
But please, if you’re not paying attention yet… Start working on it!


Author: Love and Everyday Affairs

The idea behind this page is to share my opinion and experience in what seems to be a crazy world nowadays. I look at myself, my friends and acquaintances and hear so many different, yet similar stories… of our search for Love, disappointments, insights. I wanted to share them! Considering cultural differences some adjustments had to be made. Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it!

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