What is happiness?
Have you ever really sat down and thought about the things that make you happy? Or how about the things that make other people happy? For some people it is money, big houses, nice cars, new clothes and anything expensive. For some people it’s family, friends, or food, maybe even sleep. However, for me it’s the little things, the small, unnoticed things by most people.
When it rains, but not a light rain. A downpour. That moment right before it’s going to downpour, is pure beauty and happiness to me. So silent, so peaceful, so calm. But once it starts, all I want to do is run outside in my bathing suit and run around.
I guess what really defines my happiness is being a little kid again. I love Disney movies, and taking naps. If I could spend all day napping and snuggling with any boy, I would be happy for a year. Happiness is stolen glances between a girl and a boy. That little smile they give and the nervous laugh of the look away. Happiness is slow sweet kisses. Hand brushes. Playing with someone’s hair. Having someone play with your hair. Sleep. Long hot showers. Fresh air. Going for a walk with friends. Happiness is spending time with my family. Marking something off of a To-do list. Cleaning. Diving head first into the ice cold water. Going to bed early. Bear hugs. Sweatpants. Good night or Good morning texts. Singing in my car. Dancing in my underwear. Long drives to no where. Soccer. Spending time with people who make me feel loved. Laughing till I cry. The sayings on dove chocolate wrappers. Smiling at strangers. Making someone’s day. Sleepovers with friends. Sleepovers with cute boys. Making a good first impression. Letting go of the stupid stuff. Moving on.
Take a moment and sit down. Turn off the TV, turn off the computer, put down the phone. Look around. What really makes you happy? Well whatever it is, grab it and cherish it. Remember how fast you could lose it. Happiness isn’t the big and glamorous, it’s the appreciated and the small things.