I just love how singing anything just makes me happier! I don’t think it even really matters what I sing… just that I sing something. It’s amazing how the smallest things can make a person’s day better. Maybe it’s because a really extravagant something would make us always expect something as wonderful as that thing. Maybe it’s because those tiny things remind us of something from the past. Maybe it’s because humans really only need little things to survive. Bits and pieces of happiness can be captured in the tiniest of things.
Some things that instantly make me happier:
~ a smile from a stranger
~ a tiny compliment
~ remembering something from my childhood
~ a nice gesture/word/phrase
~ hearing a nice speaking voice
~ dancing, even just for 5 minutes
~ singing any song
~ seeing a couple hold hands
~ hearing beautiful music
~ catching that certain someone staring just a little too long
“To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common–this is my symphony.” ~ William Henry Channing (1810-1884), American Unitarian clergyman, writer and philosopher
The simplest things in life are what matters most. Of course, this doesn’t mean that huge, horrible events in our lives don’t matter at all because one could definitely learn a lot from that. I mean that all people should hopefully gain an understanding that we don’t need much to thrive and be happy. All people should strive to appreciate the little things because they are what occurs most often. Simple, beautiful things make life worth living.
I wonder… what makes YOU happy?