Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Less is More

Have you ever had that moment in your life when, you're in a terrible mood and something completely random makes your day? It could be something not many others, may notice. A butterfly, a hug, a piece of cake..it could be anything! I had one of those moments today and I feel like I've had some sort of epiphany. Do you want to know what caused it? An old man playing the bongos in Grand Theft Auto.

I started today, in one of the worst moods I've ever been in (and I'm in bad moods a lot). I went onto the PlayStation for an early morning GTA session, and decided to go on a rampage to cool my temper. However, running down Vespucci Beach, something distracted me from terrorizing innocent civilians. It wasn't a crazed driver or a random meteor shower, it was some sort of funky beat. Following the music, I eventually stumbled across an old man, just chilling with his bongos. For some reason, and I don't know why, this instantly put me in a good mood. I was so impressed I took a picture:














I noticed that little random things during the day, made me really happy and for the first time in a long while, I started to appreciate the life I have and stopped wishing for "something better". Little things like, robbing GTA stores with a friend or having someone listen to my problem, instead of me listening to theirs. And we finally get to the epiphany I had; less really is more. In fairness, I should have had this epiphany a long time ago. I went through a rich phase and I didn't know what to do with myself. I always told myself that money was important but, come to think of it, it was never something I really wanted. Ever.

I wouldn't consider myself to be a selfish person. Feel free to disagree but, I think it's one of my best qualities. I treat my friends to gifts, when I can, and I've done my fair share of charity and voluntary work, in the past. Always because, I thought of myself as a bad person and I had to redeem myself, for something I never did. Second  possible epiphany; Am I really a genuinely nice person? Am I a bad person redeeming myself? Do I just feel bad because, no-one ever says "thank you, I appreciate it?" What was the point of this again?

I don't know if I've made a point or, if I've even made any sense. I just really felt like writing something and, this was playing on my mind. Maybe I just wanted to praise Bongo Guy? I don't even know. I suppose, I just enjoy being nice and instead of being horrible to people who give me a hard time, maybe I should just be nice to them because it makes me feel good? I don't like stooping to their level. I think I've had another epiphany.

This weeks challenge for you; Do something nice for someone or just message them saying "I appreciate you and, I'm happy you're in my life". I guarantee it will put a smile on their face! (I know it would put one on mine). I am very tired right now...

Have a lovely day/evening/night and be good to each other!

~Zoe




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