Happy International Day of Happiness🎉. For me happiness is marching to you own heartbeat. Or writing My Story Of I one day at a time. No matter what you say after ‘’Happiness is …’’ it is and forever will be an inside job. It’s you who has to make an active effort to make sure that you are happy. No one else is responsible for your happiness but you. That being said there are many things that you can do to be happy, get happy and/or stay happy. Seeing that today is called International DAY of happiness I decided to treat myself all day.
For my International Day Of Happiness I did something I haven’t done in months and not just because I’m sick. It’s because the activity bores me, even though as a child I used to do it every week. I went shopping and not my kind of shopping which is just being in the city center for 20 minutes making laps in my go to stores without actually browsing and seeing what I can find. During my lap I just kinda glaze the racks and if something catches my eyes I will stop and look and if I really like it I will buy. This time it was different. I browsed, I found, I bought. (Imagine this being said accompanied with a drum roll I personally think it sounds better.)
For most this would be any day of the week, nothing special no big deal, but for me it’s a huge deal. I have been homebound the better part of this year. My only outings being to the hospital. This was the first time that I was out of my house doing something that felt ‘’normal’’, even though I hate to say it like that. That aside I felt happy. Really really happy. Browsing around, laughing and swiping cards. Perhaps the latter one, one to many times.. We’re going to say I was helping the economy! 👏🏽
Perhaps I didn’t do anything special in the majorities eyes, but I’m the beholder and I say what I did was special. It was special because it made me happy.