As time goes by, I realize more and more that life is a series of moments. And that your actions in those moments define your life. Seems obvious. But what happens when you let too many moments slip away, when you fail yourself by doing nothing. You let opportunities pass you by and graduatelly get stuck in a circle of continues unhappiness. Untill you brake it. It’s easy to see the solution to this problem when looking at it from a distance but when you’re smack in the middle of it, it’s not. I reckon a lot of people struggle with this and some of you might even recognize it. I’m not ashamed to say I have had few bad months in which I lost my purpose. I’ve always known what I wanted out of life but sometimes you just lose the courage to make it all happen. In my modest opinion – and that of so many corny quotes – it IS the small things that matter. Or in other words, it’s the small things that can pull you out of your circle of self-pity.
It can be those new coffee beans you learned about through a friend and smell like they’ll keep you caffeinated all day. The first rays of sunshine coming in through the window after – a lot – of rain. That perfume you’ve been dying to get and meets up to all your expectations after spraying it on. The magazine that cracks a smile on your face every time you read through it.
None of the things above will fix your problems, but I do believe that finding joy in certain things can change your mindset. Just enough to motivate you to find more of these pieces of happiness, until you feel like your happiness barometer has toppled over to the desired side.