It doesn’t take much to startle me. Waking up to an empty house. Walking solo in the dark. Forgetting to water my orchid. Losing sight of Darwish. I never thought I’d find happiness to be alarming though; I think I’ve defined an equation of happiness that is quite new to me, and I feel like it’s a big deal. There’s an abundance of thoughts constantly floating then getting dissected and over-analyzed in my head, pertaining to how and when was happiness so modestly attainable.
Funnily enough, I signed up for the #100happydays challenge only few months back in an attempt to remind myself of life’s simple pleasures, and now, as I look at where I stand, it’s a happiness bonanza. And I panic! I’m a Virgo. I panic!! This, nonethetless, is a clear testament to the unfortunate case of human nature , if I want to speak the truth: we’re scared when things are going down the drain, but we’re even more scared when things seem to be going well. We get anxious when life is smooth. We’re not used to it. We’re not used to a world with no trouble.
So this morning, I am thankful.. and I am be-friending my inner glee, one step at a time. And on that note, I’ll leave you to surrender to this little gem right here. Scott Bradlee’s a pure genius!