Gratitude Is One Key To Happiness


Gratitude is one key to happiness. When you are grateful and you recognize this feeling, you will most likely find what makes you happy. It took me a while to realize this, but recently, I’ve started thinking of the things that I am grateful of and things that have made me genuinely happy.

Today and in the past few days, I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather. I had no explanation as to why I behaved a little differently. It could have been because of the female genes (you know that time of the month where women turn into monsters?) or I am just really naturally depressed.

But just because I haven’t been feeling good, I am already dwelling in this emotion. I always try to find happiness in my daily life. It’s a bit hard, especially I don’t feel mentally and emotionally stable right now.

Nonetheless, I found my happiness today, and for that, I am grateful.

Today, I am grateful:

  1. For Jed, whom I just officially met today. She is so cool and admirable. She laughs and smiles a lot. I was so happy when I finally got to interact with her. I just suddenly realized that she has inspired me and she is the person I want to be.
  2. For Chelle, who was with me today. She makes me feel comfortable and she actually listens to me. She also gives good advice and motivates me to do things I am usually not confident doing.
  3. For Kayla, who happens to have the same personality as me. She has been my coffee buddy for almost a month now, and I love it when we go to Starbucks just to talk about things we are both interested in (like gossips haha).
  4. For Cielo, my little sister from another mother. She makes me laugh every time we talk. She talked to me today, and even though it was only a short conversation, I am thankful that she remembered me today.
  5. For my mom, who remembered to talk to me today. She lives in another country, and her doing this means a lot to me.
  6. For my sister, who were always so worried about me. She is definitely the best sister in the world.
  7. For Andrew, who I always stress out with my sporadic mood changes but is still patient with me. His one-minute call made me happy today. It was short, but I was happy to hear his voice.
  8. For that kind guy at my favorite congee shop. He is always the one serving me, and he is very nice and humble. I didn’t see him for two weeks, and he told me he went on a vacation. I asked him where he went, and I found out we were from the same hometown! No wonder we connected!
  9. And lastly, for the congee I ate, the coffee and the winter melon milk tea I drank today. They’re very delicious! :3

After writing the things I am grateful for above, I just realized that people were wrong when they said we don’t need a reason to be happy. Of course we do. We always do. Sometimes we just don’t realize how things make us happy.

Now, what I want you to do is to think of what made you happy today. 🙂

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