Discovering the beauty of life and living a calm life is indeed what I have been thinking about and trying hard to achieve these years. Fernando Pessoa said: “Every day you don’t like is not yours.” To put it another way, every day you like is yours. So, how do I make every day I like it? My method is: Have fun every day and give yourself a little luck-it doesn’t cost a lot, just make yourself happy, watch a movie you want to watch, drink a can of drink you want, listen to one Album, take a picture of a flower…
I have a friend who likes to pay attention to the flowers around me as she walks. She downloaded an app that recognizes plants, and every time she sees a strange flower, she takes a photo of it to check the name. Every time there is a new discovery, she is very happy. Over time, she becomes a plant master. For the same roadside flower, some people pass by and turn a blind eye, while others stop and stare. In the final analysis, it depends on whether you are interested in flowers. I want to say that it is really necessary to cultivate a hobby. It can help you divert your attention and relieve the pressure of life. Your hobby is your pleasure.
In recent years, whenever I was emotionally stagnant, I would go out alone, sometimes using annual leave, and more often on small trips with “one night and two days”. Departing on Saturday, staying outside for one night, and returning on Sunday, there is no need to prepare for too long, and you don’t even need to bring a suitcase, just a large bag on your back is enough.
Traveling does not necessarily have to visit famous mountains and rivers. Sometimes I just want to change the scene, breathe the air of other cities, and see other people’s daily life. In this way, let the emotions flow and revitalize. I call this the “oxygen inhalation process”. The best way to adjust emotions is to switch. Sometimes after get off work, I occasionally go to see free exhibitions or listen to lectures. This is also a switch. The mood determines the beauty. When you are in a good mood, look at the blue sky and beautiful flowers; when you are in a bad mood, look at whether the willows are not green or the clouds are not white.
Nowadays, the word “curiosity” is the key word throughout my life. Because of curiosity, I like to look around, and I often get some scenery that others have overlooked. Because of curiosity, I am full of reveries about unknown areas. I like to try uneaten food. I have eaten almost all the restaurants downstairs. I also like to experience life that I haven’t experienced when I was young, and go to Suzhou Taihu Lake to participate in the music festival. I am obsessed with the freshness of meeting the unknown world for the first time. Curiosity brings me motivation and makes me full of majestic passion for the world. I want to say that beauty lies in curiosity. How good life is, depends on how much you love it.
The real luxury is not to wear a famous brand to drive a luxury car, but to be able to live every ordinary life with a sense of taste and to live out that eloquence.