Last week, I was in Miami for family and work reasons. That week I was a little sad, but I did not know how to explain where that feeling was coming from. It was not until I realized that my sadness was a mix of current weather and my surroundings. It was a mix of rain which made my days longer and grayer. I was also sad because I realized our friends are scattered in different places and so is my family. Making it very difficult for me to feel their affection.
Although, we have technology helping us stay within their reach this does not suffice for me. Nothing can substitute, having breakfast and talking about dreams with family because it gives me butterflies. Also, having coffee and exercising with friends without having to talk is a marvelous feeling. Of course, you can’t always have everything you want in life. And it is okay to feel sad but, I had to do myself a favor. In other words, the moment I realized I was feeling sad I had to stop and analyze why. And when I stopped I realized I was feeling like a brat because only a brat would want perfect weather conditions and be completely manifested by all love.
Which brings me to the following, what 2 things I learned from this trip and how can I apply this to my happiness? 1 mother nature wanted me to understand my feelings by raining so that I could sit down and write this out. 2 to a certain extent, we don’t get to choose who we spend the most time with during our lifespan. Therefore, we must be open to new friendships around us who have their own unique stories to tell.
Be curious about other people’s stories. After all, to start living is to recognize that there are other people with feelings.
Meaning, if your old friends are far away and so is your family, it is your responsibility to make yourself happy again. If its pouring outside like cats and dogs, it is your responsibility to make yourself happy again. Whether that’s building new relationships with others or joining a new activity. You practically have everything in your hands to make your life happy. It is how you exercise the mind to look at things that will solve the feelings of momentary sadness. For long term sadness, I recommend seeking professional help.
So, what makes me happy now is actively listening more about others. For example, I like to know where they come from? What do they like? What don’t they like? What do they think? What activities they do? Why do they do, what they do? Anyway, my curiosity can go on and on. And this makes me happy to meet down to earth individuals with their own experiences. With this said, what is something intangible that makes you happy?
Hi, my name is Melody and I am the face behind the visual muse! I am a health and wellness writer currently based out of Miami Fl. When I am not writing or exercising. I am either collaborating on voice overs projects and love spending time learning different ways to manifest self-improvement.