Seedlings Of Happiness
(Dedication to my children)
"Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination." - Immanuel Kant
Inspired by the book "Hector and the search for happiness” written by François Lelord, I decided to compile some of my favourite seedlings and create some of my own too. Enjoy!
Seedling No. 1: Happiness is waking up at whatever time you want, without the slightest worry in the world.
Seedling No. 2: Happiness is waking up to a delicious traditional homemade breakfast.
Seedling No. 3: Happiness is listening to someone in need of releasing emotions.
Seedling No. 4: Happiness is being filled with a sense of overwhelm when surrounded by great natural beauty.
Seedling No. 5: Happiness is watching your loved ones enjoy space and time around you.
Seedling No. 6: Happiness is listening to the sound of silence.
Seedling No. 7: Happiness is wandering about in an unknown place, alone, and discovering new things.
Seedling No. 8: Happiness is being comfortable with the unknown.
Seedling No. 9: Happiness is spotting a wild animal in the middle of nowhere.
Seedling No. 10: Happiness is the feeling of growth after acknowledging a mistake and constructively learning from it.
Seedling No. 11: Happiness isn't bringing others down in order to shine.
Seedling No. 12: Happiness isn't showing off a meaningless materialistic superficial lifestyle to prove you're better off.
Seedling No. 13: Happiness isn't feeling ashamed of your past, your origins nor your background.
Seedling No. 14: Happiness isn't distancing yourself from a basic lifestyle or natural environment.
Seedling No. 15: Happiness is acknowledging that there are both good and bad things everywhere, that there is no better place, nor perfect life.
Seedling No. 16: Happiness is the freedom to travel the globe as easily as if you were running errands in your small-town neighbourhood.
Seedling No. 17: Happiness is living immensity as if it were ordinary and seeing ordinary as if it were extraordinary.
Seedling No. 18: Happiness is feeling fully auto sufficient and complete.
Seedling No. 19: Happiness is solitude and silence.
Seedling No. 20: Happiness is learning and discovering.
Seedling No. 21: Happiness is being detached from time and money.
Sarah the Digital GypSea
Romania, January 2021