Happiness comes in different ways, most of us are looking for happiness by looking for love or our other half, others are defining happiness by the employment that they achieve. But really is happiness something we can easily find or is it something we could much simpler create. To me happiness is found in the little details: for instance when you wake up in the morning to a beautiful sunshine, or when you spend an amazing evening with your friends. Happiness is hidden in details and one has to open up to see them. We can spend all our lives looking for something undefined and calling it “happiness” without realising that in fact what we are looking for is just right in front of us…
I know it has been a while since I have last posted and connected with you my readers, but today the inspiration has come to me. For many today is a special day – people celebrate love and friendship. St. Valentine’s day has always been a cheerful occasion and I admire this holiday for truly what it is. However, in today’s society the romance is slowly fading away and the companies are using this holiday to increase their sales and market their products. It’s a shame really that the economy today has allowed this to happen!
Valentine’s day should be celebrated every day and shown in form of small acts of attention. A smile, a rose or a small chocolate bar that your significant other brings home should be more than enough! Personally, the best present for me would be a hand made card hand written – there is just so much personal feelings in this simplest thing! Yet today I watched millions of men line for expensive presents, feeling almost obliged to get their loved ones a gift. But do this gifts mean anything anymore?
Each year this day provokes more and more discussion that never leads to a conclusion! At the end of the day it is personal and each one of us makes up our own minds upon the matter.
I just want to leave you with a thought. What is it that matters more: a small simple handmade card or an expensive luxurious commercial gift?
“You’re gorgeous, you old hag, and if I could give you just one gift ever for the rest of your life it would be this. Confidence. It would be the gift of confidence. Either that or a scented candle”
― David Nicholls, One Day
“What are you going to do with your life?” In one way or another it seemed that people had been asking her this forever; teachers, her parents, friends at three in the morning, but the question had never seemed this pressing and still she was no nearer an answer… “Live each day as if it’s your last’, that was the conventional advice, but really, who had the energy for that? What if it rained or you felt a bit glandy? It just wasn’t practical. Better by far to be good and courageous and bold and to make difference. Not change the world exactly, but the bit around you. Cherish your friends, stay true to your principles, live passionately and fully and well. Experience new things. Love and be loved, if you ever get the chance.”
― David Nicholls, One Day