“Normality is a paved path. It’s comfortable to walk on but no flowers grow on it.” - Vincent Van Gogh
This past week has been full of happy moments. Each day at work has been an absolute JOY and every evening has been spent with friends. Whether I am exploring art shows, enjoying smoothies by the beach, thrifting, swimming in the ocean, or making acai bowls - I have spent countless hours these past 7 days filled with gratitude for the beautiful friends I’ve shared so many lovely little adventures with.
Rather than posting a write-up of everything I’ve been up to that has been keeping me happy since last Sunday - I wanted to define what happiness means to me and where I find it!!
Let me know in the comments what brings you happiness!!
Happiness is accepting the sunshine that cascades through my car window onto my bare legs in the summertime.
Happiness is in the moments I notice the way light illuminates beams of dust and dirt on the road to work,
Happiness is the way I feel when I see the cerulean sky peeking through the treetops as I sit beside the creek.
Happiness is the way it feels when a sand crab wriggles through my fingertips to burrow back into the shore.
Happiness is the blissful sensation of floating over waves in the sea before they have started to crash.
Happiness is singing “Diane Young” with a car full of friends down Pacific Coast Highway.
Happiness is going to farmer’s markets for fresh chocolate croissants.
Happiness is dancing at concerts and feeling the pulse of sound reverberate through my body.
Happiness is in the scintillating eyes of passionate people, in bright tubes of yellow paint, in warm cups of chamomile tea, and in the beauty of a sunrise or a sunset.
Happiness is familiar driveways, old polaroids, ladybugs, bookstores.
Happiness is blowing out birthday candles, wishing on dandelions, and throwing coins into fountains.
Happiness is allowing yourself to be present,
Giving yourself permission to love,
And granting yourself time to be purely and simply human.
Where to find my people: