Yes, you heard that right. I love to roll around in the grass, especially down a hill. I used to do it a lot when I was a kid, and truth be told, sometimes, I was rolling down a snowy hill, but you get the picture.
This old inspiration struck me some months ago, and since then, if I see a fabulous grassy hill and the mood comes upon me, I simply run up it and roll down, laughing the entire way.
Some people watching might think I’m crazy. Others have commented that it looks fun. Still more said they’re going to give it a try.
Whenever I do this, it makes me happy. I feel like a little kid again, unconcerned about people’s opinions, completely in the moment, finding delight wherever it takes me.
Happiness is Simple Things.
I could name other simple things that work for me. Playing with a yo-yo. Skipping. Throwing rocks into a river.
Sometimes we make being happy so big. It has to involve a big promotion or accomplishment. But there are happy moments to be had that need no fanfare. Kids know this and are our greatest teachers.
Get in touch with that kid you used to be. What simple things made you the happiest? Then give it a go. Do something simple. I’ll bet you’re surprised at how happy it makes you.
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