With freedom, books, flowers and the moon, who couldn’t be happy? –Oscar Wilde
This is one of my favourite quotes of all times. Being happy is so simple, and there are so many places happiness can be found in. I feel like so many people, especially today, seems to forget this. Besides all the inspiration, social media gives a lot of bad vibes too in my opinion. A lot of people seem to only be able about really big (and often money related) events, and not about the little things. Which is sad, because to me, this is what life really means.
I am convinced that material things can contribute a lot to making one’s life pleasant, but, basically, if you don’t have very good friends and relatives who matter to you, life will be really empty and sad and material things cease to be important. –David Rockefeller
So true! I am happiest when I am with my family or friends, when I am at the sea or travelling overall, in Christmas time, during autumn (and summer too, so basically all year long, haha). I feel so lucky when I am listening to live music, when I am reading books or when I spend time with my dog. Because books basically are stories (so not materialistic), all of those things aren’t directly based on spending money. I bet this is the same in your life, once you really document when you are the happiest or the best version of yourself, you will realise it isn’t money that will make you happy. It’s what fills your soul, as cliché as this sounds.
Because of course it is nice to have a lot of money, but even the richest, best-looking people in this world assure it is not their money that makes them happy. VS-model Adriana Lima, who is basically the personification of the rich and beautiful, always says that it is the soul that counts, you see, it’s neither the money nor the appearance that counts guys!
It is sure easy for us to say, how few materialistic things matter, we basically have everything. And I have to admit that I adore going shopping, it is just important to realise that that’s not everything. Because once you realise what life really is about, you start taking different decisions. This was the way it turned out for me at least. My bucket list isn’t about things I can buy, it is about the experiences I want to try, the friendships I want to make or the things I want to learn. Also when it comes to choosing a job, you should try to find something that makes you happy not what is best paid.
It is so much easier to be happy, once you realise that happiness is found is the littlest things. Be grateful for your freedom, books, flowers and the moon for example – whatever you like. There are so many little things in this world to be really happy about. If you want to read about how to get more exited about them, let me know. xx, Franka