Small but certain happiness for myself
Recently I had to take a break from work for a while due to shoulder pain. I have been to the pain management clinic and got a non contrast MRI. For all days, I couldn't eat or sleep properly at night. Naturally, all I had to do was get my husband's help as everything got pushed out of the way. Then now I barely recovered and regained my health.
I can't eat anything except water all day, but can eat little by little during the recovery period when my condition is restored. Generally, you start off with a soft food, with no seasoning at all. Then you can get up a little bit and eat the food you were able to eat before.
When you recover your health like this, eat the food you ate before, clean up, work, and meet friends, you realize how grateful this daily life is.
So was my case. When you recover from pain and regain health, you will be grateful for everything that has been done because you are healthy. And then you become grateful for the little things around you.
I am happy to hear the beautiful birdsong under the sunshine in the morning.
I am happy to buy pretty flowers bundles, put them in a red transperant vase, and smell their scent and appreciate the colors as they show me.
It makes me happy to hear the smiles and laughter that children show unconditionally for no reason.
I am happy to hang my paintings on the wall and look at them. In particular, I feel better when the colors come out better than I expected and the sketches go well quickly.
When I go out to take out the garbage in the morning, I am happy to say Good morning to the neighbors I run into.
Having a hug and a light tea time with friends I haven't seen in a long time is a great pleasure.
My piggies show affection by sniffing and smelling my fingers. When I see them, I feel great happiness.
I planted a flower seed in a flowerpot, and I am happy to see the seed grow and sprout sticking out of the soil.
It is also happy to see every corner of the house being cleaned and kept clean.
When I have free time, I enjoy listening to music and brewing hot black tea or coffee in a pretty kettle, pouring it out of a nice golden cup, not the real gold I bought on Amazon.
I am happy to take a walk in the fresh air every morning and see the decorations made by my neighbors in every nook and cranny.
In fact, in our daily life, there are countless happinesses that are small and small but give great joy. Only if you don't focus on your own unhappiness without comparing others.
Neither drawing nor blogging, most of everything is like nurturing and caring for something. It takes a lot of time, requires patience, and finds meaning and joy in a tedious process. It is difficult to draw steadily considering the enormous honor and wealth.
The Post-Impressionist painter we know well, Claude Monet traveled a lot to capture his style, color, and the many beauties of the world. Perhaps he had a desire to immortalize all the beauty of the world, stuffed into a canvas. However, after a long journey, he came back to his house and stayed in his own house, painting his paintings. So the masterpieces that were created are Monet's Garden and Lotus series.
He would have realized that what he had been searching for all his life was what was closest to him. The beauty of light obtained through this philosophy of life and enlightenment always moves many people.
I like a poem "If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking" by Emily Dickson.
If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain;
In fact, our life may not be a series of grandiose things, but a miracle achieved by small and small things.
Myungja Anna Koh