I am happy that, even as the years go by, I will not forget what made me happy before. When I can go on the sidewalk tiles like a chessboard: it’s like a queen, it’s like a horse – this was my invented way to become Alice in the Wonderland…
When my mom still asks me to apply whisked egg on buns’ top – it was a big responsibility for me as a child…
When I smile at passers-by until they smile at me – that is how I overcome my fear of talking to strangers during my studies.
I believe that from time to time repeating the rituals that have brought us joy for many years, we return to the pristine dreamer of ourselves, reminding ourselves – ones who are sunk in endless works, ambitions, and the endless quest for the excitement- that we really need only little to become overwhelmed by happiness.
© Fortune, 2020
Do you have some rituals from childhood that make you still happy?