Tuesday, January 11, 2011

What is the one small thing that always makes you happy?

This was the question posed in the January 2011 issue of "Real Simple" magazine. I immediately knew what my answer was: Coffee. More specifically, that very first sip of the very first cup of hot coffee in the morning. I don't know what it is, but I just adore that moment. Whether it's after a tough morning workout, or a short respite before heading to work, it's just pure bliss. The aroma, the warmth hitting my stomach, and the caffeine starting to run through my veins. It always makes me happy. Coming in a close second is that moment my head hits the pillow and I settle in with a book to read before going to sleep.
It's taken me a while to even be able to identify these moments of happiness in my life, since I've wrestled with depression for most of my life. I've found that getting older, going through lots of struggles and finding out who I am has really helped. Happiness is not in success or achievement. It's in creating a life that is true to yourself, giving to others and being full of those small moments to cherish.

What is the one small thing that always makes YOU happy?

1 comment:

  1. I agree that it takes time to identify the small things that make me happy. For me, walking to our neighborhood Starbucks and then going for a walk makes me happy. My family including our cat, Haylee, makes me happy.