Being happy in mundane things

Monday was a beautiful sunny day with blue sky and warm temperature. As I walked towards the rail station, the warm sunshine and green leaves of the trees in the wind felt simply wonderful. I don’t know why, but I was filled with great happiness. I took some pictures of the sky and the town and sent them to my mum.

I cook evening meals ahead of time for dinner on days when I don’t have teaching. This week, I cooked gluten-free aglio e olio spaghetti, Mapo tofu, a casual antipasto with wine, etc. Shopping for food and preparing dinner give me a ton of joy.

These are things I see and do almost every day. I am very happy to notice the little things and stop to take a picture of something completely mundane, even when I’m worried about the future.

I am looking at ordinary moments with new eyes. I have decided to keep recording the little moments in my life here on my blog and embracing them.


A street I walk every day.


I commute for 2 hours and work in London.


A casual antipasto: vegetable stir-fry, potato croquette, sausages, Doritos.
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