the small small things
Life, right now, offers several nice small occasions which still give that impact of contentment in my life.
I experienced joy when I jammed at my friend’s studio- me and my housemate playing the trumpet, another senior friend on her saxophone, and the studio owner with his keyboard, and his fellow guitarist and bassist. Cool! I’m getting more and more confident in expressing myself with my trumpet now.
I experienced joy when I finally get three out of my six cavities filled, at the dentist. Now I feel a lot better and I enjoyed my meals like other normal people.
I experienced joy during the rehearsal at the National Theatre, when my friend the trombone player decided to hit the low bass note, to substitute the tuba player who was not there. Both of us even giggled because the sound of it was really nice. Call us nerd, but it was cool.
I experienced joy when I helped my friend buying a 39.90 artificial orchid, a square shaped glass vase, and small grey stones, and arranged them to be the new center of attraction of his apartment.
I experienced joy when I bought a new wallet for my dad’s birthday. In fact this would be my first birthday gift for him. I always used to perceive him as self sufficient successful man, “no need to buy anything for him”, but I gave up that thought and chose to be thoughtful anyway.
One says, “Find that miracle in the ordinary moments in your life.”
When you start to seriously appreciate and indulge what you’ve already got, insanely you will just find that moment of happiness. Happiness, after all, is not given, you have to generate it.
at 10:51 PM