Smelly cheese and red wine… Simple but it seems to work for this man. Smiling (I am pretty sure he was smiling) and head up, this old man sat there, enjoying simple things of life.
… while miserable wealthy b(w)ankers sat next to him, refusing to show any sign of the satisfaction life gives them.
Could happiness be that simple? Is the freedom of doing what you feel like doing the key of being happy?
Now if that simple thought is THE answer, why aren’t we more people to follow our soul’s and heart’s needs and demands?
Why so many of us don’t succeed in sailing away from routine?
Why so many of us seem to be resigned to accept to live with depression because you are being told each day that it can happen within our modern society?
Mark Twain said: ‘Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover’
Billions of us have loved that quote over the centuries and have praised Mark Twain’s philosophy but how many of us actually decided to follow an unknown exciting path instead of a known and boring but safe path?!
I am not about to start a revolution, far from it but people need to start living life for the moment.
Enjoy friends and family. Don’t stay stuck in a job you hate. Don’t stay in a country because you were born there. Don’t keep your hair long because your mom loves it.
Happiness is about accepting who you are and what life throws at you.
Remember to always keep your options opened.
Life is an adventure and happy people (who of course CAN have bad days. If you are 365 days happy, you def are an alien or have a very well kept secret to be shared PLEASE) are simply the ones who didn’t only like Mark’s quote but made sure to ‘throw off the bowlines’ and ‘Sail away from the safe harbor’.
I’m a happy person, thanks to many choices I made along my life (no secret, I do have bad days!) and you need to find your own version of ‘Explore. Dream. Discover’.
Whatever you want to do, don’t let it remained a dream, go to the next step and discover.
Happy trails and remember: Carpe Diem!
Ps. Depression can be treated with great friends and professional support. Don’t let it define who you are… Seek for help and let the smile lighten your face again…