Simple Joys

Life always seems so complicated. Sometimes it feels like everything is coming at you at once and there is nothing you can do about it. Minimalism has given me a whole other outlook on life. Because I’ve realized what is important in my life, I know myself enough to realize what I can do to cheer myself up. This weekend was rough, but I knew that playing my piano or taking my puppy on a walk was all I needed to calm down. Today I called my best friend and she came over and just being able to communicate with someone who means so much to me completely changed my day. Life is too short to be overwhelmed all the time.

One activity that always makes me feel better about the world is volunteering. Volunteering may seem like something very sad because of the people who are in hard situations but they always stay strong. Watching someone be so grateful for something that we generally take for granted is a very special experience. I used to turn to shopping or other material things for happiness but that doesn’t bring joy. Material things will grow old and worn and break.

I know we all have trials and there is no such thing as a perfect life, but those simple joys make it seem perfect. When you are in a room with the people you love, everything seems okay. Please don’t lose hope because there is always something there, always someone, even when it feels like there isn’t. Find your simple joys and hold on to them.

xoxo millicent jean

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