My Happiness Jar

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I’ve been a bit busy last week but no matter how busy I was, I still have a short list of things that made me happy and I’d like to drop them into my happiness jar.

Almost Business Trip

My boss asked me to fill up a registration form for an upcoming business trip to India and he asked me if I’d like to join. And I was like, really??!!! I got a bit excited about this however, the bigger boss shut down the whole idea because the business trip wasn’t lucrative enough.

Though the supposed India trip got cancelled even before it was planned, I’m still happy that my boss considered taking me for that trip.

Β Patience is a Virtue

I received a telephone call from one colleague and he raised his voice over a minor mistake that I made. Well, I really did a mistake, but really, it is so minor. Just a matter of changing two words on a form. After raising his voice, he also sent an email, copying the whole world with a very long explanation. I didn’t even need the explanation because I know what I did wrong and I’m human, I also make errors.

Anyway, the point is, usually when someone raises his/her voice, my first reaction is to retaliate. But this time, when he finished all his explanations, I just said, ok.

And usually when people send me long emails, I’ll send a longer one. I would always counter attack, but this time, I thought, what a waste of time and energy.

I am really surprised with myself yet happy with this change.

Age

I feel so happy whenever I say my age and people don’t believe it. Whenever I say I’m already 31, they’d make faces and say I look like I’m just 26. (ha ha)

Afternoon Routine

Me and my friend D recently created this afternoon routine. That’s to swim for about 30 to 45 minutes. Sometimes we go deep, most of the times we stay in the shallows specially when the weather is a bit gloomy and the water isn’t very clear as unclear water gives me the nerves. Β I also, still get the shock of my life whenever I see a huge f*@#ing stingray, I still haven’t got used to swimming with them so we’d rather stay in the shallows so whenever I see just the end tail of this creature, I’d quickly take off my fins, and run (take note – run and not swim) back to the shore.

This routine is very healthy though. Of course, I still wanna have abs like Dionne Monsanto, but that’s not the main reason. We swim to be fit. And I can feel it. I usually get stiff neck and shoulder pains due to stress and long hours of sitting in front of the computer but since we started this swimming routine, I haven’t felt any.

I always look forward to our afternoon swims as I am excited toΒ reach a new milestone – that’s to swim further each day.

How about you? What are the things that made you happy recently? Would you like to drop them into the Happiness Jar?

Author: aysabaw

Aysa is a self-proclaimed hotelier without any culinary talent. She used to fly around Dubai for ten years via her magic carpet but destiny led her to a new path. She is now a little mermaid swimming in and around the Maldivian waters. If she is not reading her books, writing something comical, leaving rubbish comments on your posts or strumming her guitar, then she's up to some mischief.

10 thoughts on “My Happiness Jar”

  1. I love the list. Sabi nga it’s how you see it and I admire you that you focus on the brighter side. Though napurnada you still count it as a blessing and kung ganun sana ang lahat ng tao wala nang magrereklamo at malulungkot because there are many reasons to smile. All we need is to have a childlike heart like yours.

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