Saturday, 12 July 2014

Time flies when you're having fun

July already. Wow! It is the time of year when people get excited about tax returns filling their bank accounts and future travel plans. For some its an anxious time as they begin making decisions about what school their child should be enrol in and for others it really is just another month. By now you are all so privy to my positive mentality that I'm going to skip the prelude and cut to the chase. Over the last month and especially since my recent holiday to Victoria and South East Queensland I have had the luxury of being inspired by many people, places and unexpected encounters which can only mean great writing. Most of my days have been spent walking about the place smiling in wonderment at how lucky I am. If you've seen me about town I'm the quirky one who exudes joy for no apparent reason, and that is the best part.

You know when you walk past someone who has so much light in their eyes you just want to know their story? You even create the story in your mind- something funny just happened, they just met someone, they just won some money, they just received a compliment- it becomes such a force that you want to be around it, know about it and find out what they've got and where to get it. The best part is, we've all got that goofy happy joy within us that can inspire us, we just need to look for happiness, see the positives and surround ourselves with it. You can not have writer's block when there is an infinite amount of joy and beauty to be noticed.

If you're thinking it's a hard task, here's some I love and smile about frequently:
  • The hot sun warming your skin on a chilly winter's day
  • A heat through a coffee mug warming your hands, coffee/tea soothing your soul.
  • Children laughing
  • Happily married couples enjoying each others company
  • The hilariousness of fresh young love and their frequent PDAs
  •  Grass between your toes
  • A polite word from a stranger
  • Children speaking like adults (eg: don't misbehave or you won't get lunch)
  • Sunrise
  • How relaxing it is to witness the sunset.
What things make you feel goofy happy? Embrace them this weekend! Till next time...
Africa | 'No more lies' (2008) - Jide Alakija | This image also appeared in the publication Nigerians Behind the Lens by Ebi Atawodi

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