A Small but Certain Happiness

The other day I scrolling the internet (ok, I’ll be honest it was Weverse) when I came across a sentence that has stuck with me.

I’ll give some context. The author was talking about how lately he has been drinking plum juice, something his mother used to make him as a child.

He said, “I think plum juice is my small but certain happiness nowadays. If you feel bored just staying inside, maybe it’s a good idea to have a small but certain happiness.”

These words have been rolling around in my head and I really wanted to share them with you all.

During quarantine, I think my small but certain happiness has been practicing yoga nearly every morning. It has truly made a difference in the way I feel physically and gets me energized for the day. Instead of dreading leaving my bed, I am alright with it now.

Also taking the time to read a good book and write letters to my grandmother have been sources of small happiness.

My gram lives in a nursing home which has been on lock down for well over a month. She can’t leave the home or can’t have any visitors unless it’s an emergency. She is hard of hearing, like most people at 90 years old, but it’s 100 times worse when she’s on the phone. So I don’t have to shout into a phone, her and I have become penpals. I send her a letter plus an envelope and stamp so she has everything she needs to reply.

What is your small but certain happiness? If not, what is something that could be?

I hope everyone is staying healthy and is well! Please stay home when you can and when you go out please wear a mask. They are quite fashionable and you can feel like a k-pop idol so there’s a positive twist on it.

27 thoughts on “A Small but Certain Happiness

  1. For me reading as been my small but certain happiness.. immediately I open a romance novel or decided to read other bloggers posts, I just have this inner calmness and happiness. It has really helped me because I have been trying so hard not to freak out during this period and reading has helped me achieved that in a way I couldn’t even imagined.

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  2. How lovely being penpals with your grandma, that is so sweet! My small but certain happiness is actually the same as yours: yoga every day! It keeps me centered and connected to my capabilities: what *can* I do, and am I living up to that potential?

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    • Aww thank you! I think about how awful it must be to be confined to your room for a month with no visitors. I hope my letters make her happy. Yes! Yoga is such a wonderful thing. Thank you for commenting!

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