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You've heard the thought before - it is the little things that make life good. But why?
In people's lives there are not too often really big events. This means that if we sit around and wait great things to happen, we will spend a big part from our lives expecting something better to happen. It is a recipe for disaster. On the other hand, if you enjoy every detail of the existence - a good meal, a shared laughter with friends, a smile from loved one, the birds singing, the rain falling down - there is a pretty good chance to be happy. It seems obvious.
But as easy this looks like, many people have problem doing it in practice. Some are stressed all the time about things that are out of their control (the money, the job); others are like blind and see only what is right before their eyes, never notice the beautiful details; some are seemingly looking for something to be unhappy about (often in order to find compassion and be center of attention); others are afraid to be happy thinking "This can't be right, I don't deserve it" and so on.
I am sure that you all know the types above. And maybe have some to add (please, feel free to do so). I think that all of these reasons are just clouding one's judgement and stand on the way of feeling good, and with some effort of will everyone could dust the negative out.
I believe that in order to be happy one should leave behind all toxic thoughts, open his/hers eyes wide and look around for the happiness. For the small things that make us smile. Scientifically speaking this would make us feel better this instance, because when we smile that sends signal to the brain, telling it something good is happening So the brain immediately produces endorphin to catch up.
My personal reason to smile today was a plant, that I am growing on my balcony for two-three years now. It has always been red, but today it flowered with half red-half pink flowers I have no idea how this happened, but It is amazing and made my day.
How was your day?