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I was born in Surrey (England), brought up in Galicia (Spain) and currently reside in a small town in the North West of England... I've always enjoyed writing, scribbling away on scraps of paper and daydreaming whilst the world happens around me.

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Happiness

I have a favourite mug. It’s almost too heavy for my wrists to comfortably manage. Round top and squared off at the base. It’s a well made souvenir, more up-scale than the usual cheap tack you find in vacation destinations. But still, it's a reminder of a happy time. Of sun and blue skies. Of heat. The scent of a comforting blanket of familiarity in the air. With a print of one of my favourite artists stamped onto it like a well fitted dress.
It is my mug. And although I've only had it for a little while, it feels like home when I hold it. When its warm embrace fills my hands and its coffee infused liquid fills the air around me. I might not have it forever. I might not have had it for long. But in this mug, I have found home.

Just a piece of peace, which is often enough for someone to be happy. When wanting more can be such a source of disappointment and unhappiness, I fill up that mug and that mug fills me up. Happiness does not have to be complicated. It can be simple. It can be easy. It can even be a favourite mug filled with your favourite stuff.