I’m often asked how I can keep smiling and focusing on the good in life with my past. And triggered from Laura Holbrook ‘s video yesterday about “learn to love what is even when it sucks” I’ll share my thoughts.
The question that pops up in my head, when people ask me “how I can keep smiling” is “why it’s possible to smile and be happy in the moment, while feeling overwhelmed by all the crap going on in life?” – It’s a choice I take every day when I wake up and it’s my lifeline to focus on the good in life. And yes I know that the autumn 2014 and until somewhere on my Australia trip, I was so overwhelmed by life. I know I’m not over it yet but now at least I know what I want and what to do :-)
I just know that by being grateful and enjoy the good stuff and the small fun moments, the things that sucks becomes so less overwhelming. I choose to remember the fun stuff like when 3 of the backpackers I lived with became creative when I asked for a picture with them. The picture is hanging over my desk at home. Thank you Harry, Ben and Sam I loved that moment 🙂
Most of the time I’ve to seek the moments of happiness. I’ve used time on finding the things that makes me happy. Like the surfing on Bondi – I just knew by instinct that I had to do it. And as icing on the cake it ended up being with @deanogladstone. He showed up to be an incredible decent and positive guy who took me out on the ocean, even though I’m “blind” without my glasses and with the challenges I’ve with the balance. It’s one of the rare times that I’ve met a person, who is so much more positive thinker than me and doing the clean living too. I still have so much to learn 😉
While staying in Sydney I often took the first train to Bondi beach and just sat on the beach watched life and the ocean. The feeling I got on Bondi beach, I’ve never tried before, and I’ve been on a lot of beaches. I just felt so grounded and it felt like home. That’s a rare feeling for me. To keep me remember that feeling both out on the water and on the beach, I’ve pictures over my desk at work and at home 🙂
I’ve a long list over what makes me happy and Bondi is #1 on my list. But right now I live on the other side of the world, so I just have to do what is possible in the moment – one day at a time 🙂 – Watching Bondi Lifeguards Rescue one of them and I’ve followed their work in quite some years now.
Eating tasty food is another especially chocolate and ice cream 😀 – but living almost Paleo has been a challenge but solved 🙂
Challenging myself or taking challenges from others that helps me get away from the “shy rather masculine nerd” I’m, is another I love doing 😀
Like when I walked up to an australian police car and asked them to take a photo with me. I was so nervous that I sounded like a beginner in english.
So you just have to find out what makes your day and create memories to live on and follow your dreams.
On Facebook 1st of March 2015