Truth be told, I’ve been struggling more recently with post COVID stuff than during the restricted times. Crazy, right? I am fortunate that it takes very little to lift my spirits. A friend, who had just returned from a trip to Switzerland, came over. She had remembered something I told her awhile ago about a teaching assistant I once had. He would bring me champagne truffles for a treat. They are my absolute favorites. My friend had taken note and brought me back a small box of Swiss champagne truffles. I was over the moon. The day got even better. We went out to do some errands and I experienced another happiness booster.
Pre-pandemic when I was out in the afternoon, I would occasionally get a Starbuck’s Chai Latte. This is something I’d even forgotten about during our confinement. After completing the errands we went to a Starbuck’s and I got a Chai Latte. It may have been the best Chai Latte ever.
Those 2 inconsequential moments in the greater scheme of life turned my entire outlook around. I started to think about all the little things that bring joy and happiness and gratitude. It truly is the little things. Following are a few of those little things for me.
A Starbuck’s Chai Latte
Time with my daughter’s dog (and my daughter, of course)
Doing Wordle and crossword puzzles with a friend
The crunching sound when walking through fallen leaves in Autumn
The opportunity to do a kindness for someone
The smell of Linden flowers
A 64 pack of Crayola crayons
Roasted chestnuts from a vendor
Holiday snow globes
My list could go on. Let us just say that happiness is anyone and anything that is loved by you.
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