Do you ever think how wonderful and beautiful and amazing the world is, and feel like you could just burst with happiness at it all? Because that’s how I feel when I hear a truly amazing piece of music for the first time, find an unexpectedly great book or film, funny lessons, laughing with friends, seeing people smiling.
But most of all I’ve recently been noticing this when I’m out in nature. I’m sat in my room and just feel a need to be outside. I have a little walk I always do, out through some fields and woods behind my house. It’s beautiful countryside, and it’s been lovely with the hot weather lately, but even when it isn’t sunny I love being outside. I keep being out there and being filled with joy, so much so that I can’t contain it all, I feel it should be pysically possible to scoop up the extra happiness and save it for later or give it to someone else because I can’t cope with so much all at once. I end up acting like I’m in a cheesy musical, skipping through the grass, throughing my arms out and looking to the sky, spinning around, making strange noises like a cross between a laugh and cry.
I have been through some fairly terrible things over the past years, the worst thing ever to happen to me was over a year and a half ago, and while I’ll never fully get over it, I feel like I’ve reached the other side.
These things which make me so happy I can’t stop smiling aren’t big things, just the many tiny wonders of life. Maybe it’s because I have experianced such intense sadness that I can feel intense happiness, and really appreciate the little things, but I hope that anyone can be this happy with the right mindset.
So get outside, notice the little things that make you smile, and love life. It’s all we have.
Happiness often sneaks in through a door we didn’t know we’d left open.