Even though it seems simple enough, we often get caught up with our daily routines and lose track of what brings us joy in life. With that in mind, I'm introducing a new series to this bright collection to showcase people in my life and community and what makes them happy. This series will incorporate short interviews discussing what makes their soul shine bright. My hope is that these interviews will serve as a good reminder to pause and refocus our energy on the things that bring us happiness.
Recently, I've been more mindful of my actions taking note on which ones make me happy and which ones leave me feeling unsatisfied. This exercise has helped reshape the activities I pursue, the friendships I develop, and the way I spend my time. Scrolling through my Instagram feed when I'm bored doesn't improve my mood but yoga and cooking do. I hope to inspire others to forget the rules, live authentically, and above all, do more of what makes you happy.
The first addition to the happiness collection is of one of the most important people in my life, my dad. Read on for what makes my dad happy!
Describe your own definition of happy: Being content in not needing materialistic things
What daily ritual makes you happy? Waking up the dogs in the morning because they are so happy to see me
If you only had one day left, how would you spend it? Play golf, lunch with friends, spend afternoon with Cecilia, Mel and you then dinner at a nice restaurant, with a nice bottle of wine, of course
What are you most grateful for? My health, physical and mental
Has someone ever done a random act of kindness for you or have you done a random act of kindness recently? Kindness is one of my top priorities in life and I find "what goes around, comes around"
I am happiest when I am volunteering because giving your time is precious and those that receive truly appreciate that