“May you live every day of your life” -Jonathan Swift
I have been thinking about this quote, and realised that the definition of “live” might be different for each of us – for me it can actually differ within the same day.
What makes you feel alive? What do you find inspiring? Is there anything that gives you a smile when you wake up in the morning? Something you look forward to?
If you ask me today, at 20:30 UK time, the answer is serenity. I need to believe that no matter what, there will be a way: to solve an issue, to achieve our dreams, or simply to create something we always wanted to. There is a way. Waking up feeling hopeless, or already grumpy, is not a good way to start our day. Believing that something will happen, and in the meantime doing something that I find relaxing, are the way to go for me in order to reach that inner peace that I crave: taking a bath, singing in the shower, reading a book, and obviously my favourite – cooking.