If you adjust your frame of mind, you might discover that everything you need to be happy is, in fact, right in front of you.
If you’d asked me back in April what I needed to be happy in life, my answer most likely would have included some (if not all) of the following:
House parties with friends, happy hours downtown with colleagues, plane rides to faraway wondrous places, huge live music concerts, shopping at the mall with my mom, road trips around the country, networking events where I can meet new people and form connections, trips to the pool, hugs every time I see someone I love, big family dinners, summer barbecues at Silver Lake, group camping trips in the summer…
…and on and on and on 🙂
But now? If right now you asked me what I need to be happy in life?
Strangely, just a few simple things come to mind.
Healthy food to eat. Fresh water to drink. A safe place to live. A warm bed to sleep in. Daily (virtual) chats with the people I love. The ability to play music. The outdoors. A knowing that I’m serving the world around me in some way, shape, or form each day.
And do you know what the best part of that second list is?
It’s that I have all of those things in my life, right now.
And the first list? You guessed it … I don’t have too many of those at the moment 🙂
What do you need to be happy? If you’ve got a list in your mind akin to my first one, chances are you might be feeling pretty frustrated with the way life looks right now. But if you can adjust it, mold it, and simmer it down to what’s truly essential and at the heart of things, you might just find you’re pretty happy with what’s right in front of you <3