Some people associate happiness or at least a reason to smile to success, power or wealth. Although these make me happy, there are heaps of other things that bring a smile to my face and joy to my heart.
The list I’ve got is so simple that some people might raise an eyebrow or even think I’ve lost the plot. Hopefully, after reading my explanations, you too, might start seeing it from my cheery point of view.
Top 1 Simple Reason to Smile: Walking behind elderly couples
- Most films only depict the love between young adults. As much as it sometimes makes me giddy, I prefer the real-life elderly love. When I see them walking hand in hand or showing any form of care to each other, I can’t help but get teary as I know I’m looking at love battered by challenges yet standing despite it all.
Top 2 Simple Reason to Smile: Tram, train or bus drivers beeping as they pass each other
I don’t know why, but I’ve always thought that the moment they share as they beep and sometimes raise their hand is quite special. Unlike many of us, drivers don’t get to interact with their colleagues on a regular basis. They probably get a bit lonely operating a machine for hours without communicating with anyone.
Top 3 Simple Reason to Smile: Double egg yolks
It’s just a treat to get them. Its rarity makes me feel privileged to unravel these yolks. Moreover, they’re just great for scrambled and fried eggs. You get extra yellow scrambled eggs and a double-eyed egg which provides a good start for your Elmo eggs.
Top 4 Simple Reason to Smile: The smell of pages of a new book
I get excited when I see a new book and even more excited when the pages smell of newness. Try smelling it next time!
Top 5 Simple Reason to Smile: An accidental invention of a new recipe
How many times have you been desperate to create a dish using ingredients that didn’t seem to make sense when mixed together? It’s quite often that I’m stuck with odds and ends that are about to go off in a few days. Imagine how I felt when I was able to create a Masterchef quality dish out of them. It doesn’t usually happen but the few times it did, I was over the moon.
Listing simple reasons to smile can be therapeutic especially on a grim day. I find it nice to share my sources of joy to make people realise that we live in a beautiful world peppered with goodness. Smile! 🙂
Is there anything that makes you smile? I look forward to reading your own list in our reply box. Thanks!