Saturday morning, coffee in my hands, and peaceful bayside views - it’s the little things, but exactly these are what make me the happiest.
Ever since I came to San Diego, and then specifically around May of this year, I realized that being truly honest to myself is the key to a thoroughly happy life. Of course, there are stressful moments in everyday life, and there are things I don’t like, there are things that make me sad etc., but overall, I am the happiest I have ever been – because with true honesty to myself, with listening what is the right thing for me to do in each situation, comes deep appreciation. Appreciation for the life I am fortunate to live (at this point), for the goals I have and am working towards, for all the people that truly matter in my life. But most importantly, listening to my inner self helped a lot to not just rush from one goal, one day, week, months, year … to the next, but actually stop for a while, just sit down, let the mind wander – and be thankful.
We all need time to reflect. Life is meant to be lived and not rushed through. Because what’s the overall purpose? What’s at the end of speeding through our lives? We only get older – we might as well enjoy the moment, instead and actually live life.
I am currently reading Peace Is Every Step, which I bought in Denver. It’s a wonderful reminder that life is a beautiful thing and gives easy tips on how to live each day more mindful. It’s a good one, something we all can try. I highly recommend it.
The photo above was taken at Mission Bay. My parents flew in from Germany about a week ago and I am very happy to have them here in San Diego. I have been spending a lot of time at their ‘apartment on the beach’ (as I like to call it) after work the past week and have to say that it’s pretty sweet. ^This is the view from the panorama window in the living-room.
And like I said: It’s the little things in life I have come to appreciate more each day.