There are many things in life that bring me joy. I can't understand some people that get difficulties finding happy stuff.
I'll talk about the last few days.
On january 24th I was promoted with a raise in salary. That brought me joy, but not only about the salary which is also great, but I got recognition from the President of the company who sent me a nice note on linkedin saying he was proud to have me as part of his team and campaigned really hard with the board members to keep me in the company. That was awesome!
A week before that I was being called by many companies offering me higher salaries and higher positions...that made me feel what I already felt inside me, that I'm amazing and valuable and the outside world was conforming to the new view I had of myself and my achievements.
Last saturday I went out with a friend with whom I hadn't been out in 3 years. It was awesome to see her.
paid for dinner and it felt awesome to be able to pay without thinking about money. That's abundance, not the amount of money I have in the bank, but the feeling of having and doing what I want, when and with whomever I want without having to worry.
That same day we went to a clothing store and I saw a shirt I loved. I was scared and spiraled for a bit into my old patterns in which I thought "I couldn't ever pull off a crop top" but I talked myself out of it and bought it. The next day I went out for lunch with a friend and wore it... I felt so sexy knowing I had picked the shirt, and enjoyed my own body and my own looks way too much. It was also amazing knowing I could simply buy it.
I also love eating good food. Food brings me so much joy. I don't eat a lot because I get full very fast but good food doesn't have to come in big
quantities. I enjoyed some incredible sushi with a friend and the next some noodles with another friend. 10 minutes ago my brother ordered some fries with guacamole and sour cream and for lunch I made myself some incredible orange chicken with rice, a beetroot salad and it was so, so good.
Today was a great day at work. I had so much to do but it was great to feel useful and to do things that make me feel alive and passionate. I had lots of meetings and in each one of them i feel heard, important, smart, productive and overall I feel great with doing what I do.
I also enjoy home office quite a lot. Being able to work in my pajamas, sleep in, work in my own time and create what I wanna create. Being trusted, heard, counted on and appreciated by what you know and you can bring to the table is an amazing gift, so even in this hard times for the world, I've found joy and happiness within what i do.
Last weekend I also celebrated my grandma's birthday. Was nice to see the family after such a long time in isolation. I got great hugs from grandma which are always sorely missed. We played some games and everyone laughed. Food wasn't great but I was more focused on enjoying every second with my family and we had a lovely time together.
So over all and to sum it up. Every day has many things to be grateful for and to enjoy. You just have to choose to do it. You can focus on the things that aren't as pleasant, but you can also choose to focus on the things that are indeed enjoyable and just go with it.
I am incredibly grateful for every minute I get to spend with myself, my dogs, the people I love, the food I love, my body, my hair, my smile...just me. It's awesome to be me and all I wish for anyone who has read this far is that you start feeling the same with yourself.