I love that quote by Plato (I think it’s Plato). It really reminds me of the inter-connectedness of us all and how everyone is in the same boat in terms of our human-ness. Of course the external surroundings differ vastly, but underneath everything we’re essentially the same, with our own struggles and strivings and desires to be happy. (Ok, coming at you from a very white privileged western female point of view but there we go!)
So, keeping the love and kindness mindset alive with this week’s wee list of happiness:
♥ the luxury of turning down invitations. I wouldn’t be happy if I didn’t get any, but sometimes it feels good NOT to do stuff and constantly be busy, as long as it’s a choice rather than an obligation because there’s no other alternative. ♥ Monday solo dates people watching and reading my book at Cafe de l’Opera, I love that place! Always busy but you usually get a table, great coffee, good service, very old school art deco building and interior, and a good mix of locals and tourists. ♥ my book, The Secrets of Mariko by Elisabeth Bumiller. A year in the life of an ordinary Japanese woman and soooooo interesting! Despite being non-fiction it’s so engaging it’s pure escapism for me. ♥ empowering feelings that come with saying no! ♥ being inspired by all the creative studios in another book Joe got me for Christmas. I adore seeing other people’s creative spaces. ♥ planning Easter getaways ♥ sending real mail, something I plan to do more often ♥ March! It’s nearly spring! Yeah baby, I love the passing of the seasons!