All of us enjoy little things in life. It is these small things in life, which gives us joy. The source of joy is personal to each of us. Some of us feel nice getting up at dawn and feeling the pure air and fragrance of nature. For others, your best time may be at midnight when the world sleeps but you are at peace with yourself. Each of us have our own likes and dislikes. It is up to us to discover the little things in life, which gives us joy . We then need to find time to enjoy those little things, which gives us happiness.
Let me start with myself. I love going on long drives with my family and friends. I do not miss a single occasion, when I can make it. I have sometimes even started a journey without deciding on my destination. It gives me joy to enjoy the journey rather than worry about the destination.
Similarly, my wife likes to garden. She likes to look at each flower and plant and enjoy the smell and taste of nature. She can spend hours together in the garden. The tranquility of nature gives her joy. She is a poet and hence nature may be giving her inspiration to write creatively. She can spend hours admiring the lily in our garden as in the picture above and even write a poem on it.
My daughter is a voracious reader and writer. She loves to admire everything around her and can express in words, which can capture your imagination. She can write about simple things in life and make your feel special by reading her prose. Expressing herself in words is her passion and this gives her joy.
My son loves to make other people happy. He loves to laugh at himself and others and always create a lively atmosphere wherever he is. It does not matter if it is a family group or a work group, the joy of enjoying the moment gives him more joy. He can enliven the most serious atmosphere with his presence and his laughter.
There are some, who enjoy the silence of nature. While others may feel comfortable in the chaos of the urban landscape. Each of us finds joy in something in life. Many a time we are not sure what gives us joy. As we discover the sources of joy, we tend to re-invent ourselves.
I believe each of us is unique. We have our own way of finding joy around us. We neither should ape others nor be worried about what others think of our likes and dislikes. It is up to us to decide on what gives us happiness in life. It is then our prerogative to pursue it relentlessly without worrying about the world around us. We have to only ensure that what gives us joy is not a source of sadness for others in life.
It is time to discover our own little things, which gives us joy in life and enjoy it.
S Ramesh Shankar