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A little over a month ago,
we were grabbing dinner with some friends from our apartment building when one of them shared that she had been thinking about what makes her happy. She asked us what are the “happy moments” in your life? She shared that one of her happy moments is when she gets to sit on the couch and watch TV. I had been thinking of extraordinary moments like summiting a mountain or exploring new places on vacation. However, she invited me to think about ordina
ry moments that brought me happiness.
Over the next week, her question kept popping in my mind. What are my “happy moments”? That weekend we were at a friend’s wedding recep
tion and as I danced and sang (or shouted lyrics to familiar songs) with my husband and some friends from college, I thought to myself this is a “happy moment.” I realized dancing and singing in general brings me happiness. I love playing music in our apartment, singing along and dancing. It allows me to let go of the fear of being perceived as goofy, uncool, out of control, immature, or foolish, and find joy. What are your “happy moments?” What allows you to unleash the passionate, goofy, heartfelt, and soulful expressions of who you are?