And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon. — Edward Lear, The Owl and the Pussycat
I was walking around the backyard and my attention was caught by the bright flowers of this plant. It prompted me to write once again about simple things that make me happy.
Happiness, for me, is waking up next to D under the warmth of our blanket;
It is hearing the sound of singing birds as they feast (and call on their pals) on the rice grains I have scattered on our yard;
It is the smell of freshly cut lawn;
Or filling my lungs with deep breaths as I make my way back up from trekking down to the falls;
It is the smell and taste of popcorn, and the feeling after a good laugh and/or cry from watching a fantastic movie with my BFF;
It is the delicious turn out of a new dish I’ve bravely created from scratch;
The sound of clinking glasses in a get-together to send off a repatriating boss, who I also consider as a friend, as we cite good memories and well wishes;
It is the excitement of plunging deep into the ocean to see the unspoilt corals and fish up close, the realization of being blessed with a chance to see a whole new world down below;
And then, afterwards, being lulled to sleep by the soft waves rocking the boat;
And lastly as we dock, waking up to the dramatically colorful sky as the sun begins to set.
🌸 Let me know what Happiness is for you! 🌸