Blog - November 21, 2016
Day 21:The Happiness challenge
I had a beautiful weekend. From Afropolitan vibes on Friday to sleeping all day at my friend’s house on Saturday to getting more rest on Sunday and then visiting a friend later in the evening, I dare say I totally enjoyed the weekend.
I realised that many people dropped comments yesterday because the topic was food. You people like food ahn! I just started loving food very much recently and I’m very happy about it, everyone is even saying I’m gaining weight (I’d watch that though, team forever skinny). I used to care less whether I ate or not and I used to eat out of necessity more than want. For someone who paid so much to learn cooking in Catering school, I don’t think this is fair, so maybe that’s why I decided to get more in the chef work. Thanks to my housemate too, she gingers me.
I came across a quote on the website recently and it just stuck, most probably because of the challenge going on and how everything is geared towards attaining the happiness we all seek.
“Happiness is letting go of what your life is meant to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is”
Does that mean anything to you? I think that’s about everything that summarizes how one can easily attain happiness. Truth is, we all have hopes and aspirations and wishes but the sooner we understood that there is a master planner who has a master plan for us, the better for us. Yes, we will worry and wish things were going the way we planned it but you know what they say about situations you can’t control? Manage them! This is not to say we shouldn’t aspire for greatness or strive to be better but let’s try very hard to not be so stuck in how we aren’t where we want to be that we begin to let sadness envelope us. How about celebrating the little moments of glory? The successes? The breath of fresh air every morning? Good health? A shelter over our heads? People that love us and would stay no matter what? People whose joy will always need our smile to be complete? Our ability to think? To seek knowledge? Even the opportunity to be a part of The Happiness Challenge on omotolaniee’s blog. *Grins* There are so many reasons to just smile and bask in the euphoria of the moment, please do that!
I love keeping memories , especially amazing ones. I love reliving them too, I guess that is why I take a lot of pictures, I have only very few friends who we don’t have pictures together, if not for anything, just to look at them later and remember the wonderful moments we have shared and will still share if God wills. Today, take a picture! It could be a selfie (a picture of yourself), or a picture of a friend, or friends, or colleagues or nature around you, or people moving around, or all of these! Just channel your inner photographer and save a memory. You could name it the picture for the 2016 Happiness challenge . lol. Just take a picture guys, look at it all over and allow the smile to creep in!
Picture taking reminds me of Abdullah, my long time friend who would not stop reminding me that he has to be the one in charge of my wedding pictures. I really would not mind this because you guys, he takes the best shots! I’m just so happy that my friends are doing amazing things and leaving indelible marks, I’m a proud friend! He owns Juan Stills Photography and He is your guy if you want beautiful pictures during any event you or a friend might be having, Abdullah creates memories, trust me! He is generous too, and has promised a photoshoot to one of our winners ( I want!) Imagine getting pictures of oneself taken by Juan photography, what a wow!
You may check his works on Instagram @juan_stills or his website here
. I was able to take some pictures from his Instagram. By the way, He’s the one in the first picture with his daughter.
See those Yoruba Angels! Lol. I’ll be back. BOS