How Much Do You Need To Be Happy?

Seeking Gratitude in the Mundane

I spoke to someone who said she loved me. She’s known me my whole life and loved me all the time. I marry her soon.

‘You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough’- Mae West

I hugged a friend and shared a meal.

I thought of how I survived secondary school bullying, it made me sad.
And made me proud of what I survived.

I talk to passionate youth daily.

I find that I’m terrible at math. I’m terrible at arguments. I’m terrible at baking.

Yet, I make badass French Fries. I like that.

I’m happy.

‘Focus on who instead of how’- Dean Jackson

I’m happy — not for the things I have — for the people in my life. The people who compliment me. The people who talk me from my stupidity, who tag me on interesting videos. Those who send me invaluable information, who message me for no reason.

I’m happy for the air and food and life and people in my life.

That’s not much, isn’t it?

But truly, how much do we need to be happy?

‘It is not the years in your life that count, it is the life in your years’- Abraham Lincoln

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Cameroonian writer and video creator. Featured in LEVEL and P.S. I Love You. I write about building relationships and personal transformation.

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