Today is the international day of happiness and I find it pretty awesome that I got to start this day doing one of the things that makes me really happy; that being yoga. It was the third time we held City Spa Yoga over at Selma Spa, and again so many new faces showed up. Makes me childishly happy to see people sharing their power on the mat with us.
To weigh up for my semi-depressing blogpost last weekend, I thought I would use this day to list five little things from my everyday life that make me happy and why (might even work as a little reminder to myself to see the good in life).
When I weave positive intention into my movements, I am imprinting these thoughts, not only into my mind, but into my body. So, I am effecting change on my mat that will allow for change off my mat. The slow movements, the strong foundation and the awareness on the breath makes me feel grounded, relaxed and happy. And those feelings are irreplaceable.
Marie and I spreading some love today
You know that feeling when your favorite song comes on and you just jump of joy and start singing, even though it sounds terrible (at least in my case). Or when you´re at the gym and that one song comes on that helps you stay motivated for just a little while longer. Or when you are in the kitchen making food and your song comes on the radio and you start dancing (either alone or together). That is pure joy right there.
Hearing other people laugh
Every time I hear someone laugh I automatically smile. Or if the person is REALLY laughing out loud, I can’t help but start to laugh too. Laughter is proven to be contagious, and it sure makes me happy!
True happiness is sustainable delight in the beautiful moments of ordinary life
Reading a good book
My favorite thing (preferably while soaking up some sun) is to read. Crime books are my guilty pleasure and I can totally disappear into them. Not the most uplifting theme; murder and other crimes, but the joy of reading is always there.
Doing something nice for somebody else
There is a Chinese saying that goes: “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing (this can be discussed). If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.” I truly believe there is something there. Because the joy of doing something good for somebody else is unbeatable. In some way I like to thing that is why working with Best of You makes me so happy. Because in different ways I affect and/or help others.
Everything that involving kindness, love, and affection makes me happy. The small moments in life, that we sadly so often take for granted. What makes you happy? Would love it if you would like to share!
Lots of love from Henriette Sophia