Happiness is a choice. You don't have to search too far to find it because it is deep within your heart. It can be as simple as being in the midst of the people you love most or enjoying your aloneness with pleasant memories in your mind. Immanuel Kant shares the rule for happiness: "Something to do, someone to love, something to hope for." Ain't that simple?
Let me enumerate to you below my simple sources of happiness. And may the good fairy sprinkle some to you right now.
The rain has a positive effect on me. I get lulled by the sound of it especially when it falls on the roof or on the ground. I feel my soul being cleansed when it pours akin to shedding tears when one is sad or hurt. It gives me a sense of serenity and a tinge of revival. Too much rain causes flood in the lowlands. And sometimes I feel guilty when I wish for it to fall continuously all day.
I find window shopping enjoyable whenever I'm free. I can spend many hours in a mall without getting tired as I tread every shop and feast on the display of clothes on the rack. I get excited as I discover the latest in fashion. I check on the array of colors I see, the designs available as well as the feel of the fabric. I love the brands Kamiseta and Plains and Prints. I even wait for these shops to go on sale when their items are discounted to as much as 75% off. My clothes preference are mostly the classic ones that never gets outdated. I love white. But I also have a variety of plains, plaids and printed.
Coffee especially when brewed is love! I don't consider myself really addicted to it because drinking just one cup a day gives me the instant lift. The aroma emanating from it is wonderful. I learned to enjoy this beverage when I was exposed to the call center. I think I have tasted all the instant coffee available in the market. I like San Mig the best. I miss drinking coffee with K. I know he does too and it has become a ritual somehow. On hindsight I realized I miss the person more. Sometimes I wished too that coffee scented spray was concocted. The bedroom would be a better place to stay if it smelled like coffee.
Having shared my simple pleasures to you, what activities do you enjoy the most without spending much?
Photo source from Jaime