“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of time, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Albus Dumbledore.
This is where I find my happiness.
1.Lying on my back in the middle of an open field with nothing but the stars and the moon to feast my eyes on.
2. Relaxing and enjoying a freshly brewed cup of coffee (have I mentioned my love for coffee?) in the morning right after I’ve gotten up or got back from school.
3. Lighting a new candle (another obsession of mine) and being completely engulfed in the scent that infuses the house.
4. When my legs first touch the cold sheets while getting into bed.
5. People watching in a busy space. I’m endlessly fascinated by human nature, especially Indonesian.
6. Deep, personal conversations with a close friend. Talking (and fangirling) about anything and everything, anytime and anywhere.
7. Taking a cool photo. Capturing a moment only I see.
8. Creating something; anything, really. The joy is in taking an idea, executing it, and watching it become something else.
9. Experiencing something for the first time. Life should be about collecting these firsts.
10. Taking a walk late at night. The streets are empty. Maybe the only sound you hear is a light breeze rustling the leaves. There’s room to think and breathe. (unless if you live in Jakarta, take a walk with an adult, there could be some axe murderers or bad people. You only hear the sound of cars’ honks and you get pollution eugh. Just go to the villages here in Indonesia, such as Jogja or Bali.)
11. Making another person laugh or smile. Completely real. Not fake or forced.
12. Traveling to new places and being fully immersed in those surroundings: the food, the people, the culture. I love to collect experiences from around the world. (Except I’ve never been to any country, but soon I will.)
13. Playing with, petting, holding, or cuddling any cute animal. Any. It just has to be cute!
14. Driving with the windows down and the music up. A truly liberating experience. (once again, not in Jakarta.)
15. Watching my friends achieve success and do great things. There is a genuine pride and vicarious pleasure that comes from watching your friends do what makes them happy.
16. Waking up hours before you have to, realizing the time, and going back to sleep.
The list goes on and on.
Every day. we should do something that puts a smile on our face or brings us joy.
Every day, we should do something that puts a smile on our friends’ face or brings them joy.
We have a year, 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days. That’s a long time.
If you get a chance to be happy, embrace it, cherish it, and never let go of it.
After you get your happiness, it’s really nice to share your happiness with your friends and let them know the real happiness is.
What are you waiting for? Go find your happiness, and let me know in the comments below where do you find your happiness.