I have been feeling a little uninspired for the past week or so. A little low spirited. It didn’t help that work was stressful. It came to a point where I semi-broke down and couldn’t hold it in anymore. A few tears were shed, and after a while, I was so tired, I went to bed.
That was 2 days ago.
But yesterday, something changed. I woke up at 5.30 a.m. as usual, and decided to cut up the starfruits I bought the day before to snack at work. I decided to cut them up in star-shaped pieces. As I was doing that, I had this unusual feeling of joy envelop into me. As I look at those pretty star pieces, I felt happy.
So I went along with my day, trying to do as much as I can at work, when I heard my colleagues exclaiming about a rainbow.
I don’t know about you, but rainbows make me happy. I cannot explain why. Maybe it’s how rare they are. Maybe it’s their colours. Maybe it’s the way they arch over the sky.
My spirit was lifted and my day became a little better because of these little observations and occurrences. I was reminded that we should take joy in the little things in life. When we get overwhelmed by life’s responsibilities, we forget to take a step back to notice the beauty that surrounds us. Our day (or week, or month) might be a horrible one, but that doesn’t mean it is absolutely, 100% horrible. Amidst all that is bad, there is always some good. We just need to remember to notice them.
So pause, and look around you. You will find something that will bring you joy.