When was the last time you did something something small that made your soul do a happy dance?
Was it a day ago?
Do you even remember the last time you did something that made you insanely happy, and it wasn’t even a big deal?
Today was a great day for me. Why?
Let me tell you a story.
As I was heading home in a tuk tuk; beautiful, soft, cold, crystal-like water droplets started falling all around. Since tuk tuks don’t have much coverage and the guy driving me didn’t feel like stopping and rolling the curtains down, little raindrops started brushing up against my face and my body. Speeding down the main road, the wind started getting harder; in this moment, the water which had now made their mark on my face started evaporating in the most blissful, cold and comfortable way possible. It tingled my senses. Feeling that icy water on my face, making it’s way up to the air, made me feel like I was invincible.
For what reason I do not know, I became insanely happy. My soul did a little happy dance.
Seems kind of silly doesn’t it?
Yet, I didn’t think it was.
In a money centered world like today, we often forget to stop and smell the roses.
All that matters now is money, becoming the best at something, being better than everyone else or living to please someone who doesn’t even deserve it;
WHEN was the last time you did/experienced something small that made your soul do a little happy dance?
I don’t mean receiving your monthly pay check. I don’t mean getting over a thousand likes on Instagram. I don’t mean getting the latest iPhone;
No, what I mean is,
when was the last time you danced in the rain and got a terrible cold after?
When was the last time you spent an entire day with someone you love, and laughed for hours, not because something was funny, but because you were with them and that’s more than enough to make you feel something. To make you feel like you belong.
When was the last time you wore anything you wanted to, not caring if people will find it ‘hot’ or not?
When, tell me, was the last time you petted a dog or a cat or a squirrel or a horse (whatever you may prefer) and felt absolutely loved just knowing that they love you for who you are?
When was the last time you felt like the world is infinite; and there are so many things you haven’t seen yet?
I ask you,
When was the last time you went to a church, knelt down to pray and felt a wave of peace overtake you?
Or did you forget? Did you forget there were little things in life? Did you forget that money isn’t the answer to every question? Did you forget that there’s more to life than what people think of you? Or are you still living a lie? Are you living to own a yacht when you’re 60, or are you living to feel happiness in every waking moment of your life?
Most of the time, people mistake happiness to money or ONE individual human, but is that what happiness is?
Is happiness one thing or is happiness a bunch of things? If I were to ask you, what would you say?
Let me tell you another a story, about a girl who lived to please everyone around her.
It didn’t matter if she was happy or not. It didn’t matter if she danced in the rain or saw a beggar smile as she gave him money. No, what mattered to her was, she wasn’t good enough in everyone’s eyes. She was a failure, she was not like the other girls, she cared too much.
One day, she broke. She lost the battle she was fighting. Whatever she did, wasn’t good enough. She was merely a joke.
Let me tell you something though,
That girl, stopped running through life and saw all the little things around her. She saw people smile, she inhaled the fresh dust that arose off the dry ground when the rain came down in awhile, she realized that she laughed at her own jokes and people loved her for that, she realized that, these little things? These little things are what mattered. Knowing that life is just beginning for her. Knowing that the right people loved her for who she is. Knowing that she had one little thing everyday that made her soul do a little happy dance.
So I ask you again.
When was the last time you did something small that made you feel amazing?
If you can’t remember; Go out there. Be spontaneous. The world is yours. Happiness is at every corner.
See, feel, experience, hear just one tiny beautiful thing and tell me what it’s like. Tell me how it feels knowing that even though life is hard sometimes, there’s some small thing that makes you realize that you’ve got the best of both worlds. Tell the world how it feels like to know that, in bad situations, there’s always a little good hanging around.
Do something, feel something, experience something, hear something, ANYTHING small, that makes you feel like you’re a part of a big and wonderful plan, that’s making your life a little bit better everyday.
Start realizing that these little things in life, ARE the big things.