Sohwakhaeng (definition): Something bringing small and certain happiness
For me it is this:
Affogato…it’s a scoop of ice cream in my coffee.
Texting: “Morning Love, how did you sleep?”
Marco Polos. With my siblings. So many, all the time. All the days. Always certain happiness. Even when I watch them on 2x speed because there are so many.
What’s App with my tribe. And also Marco Polo, if infrequently. Always certain happiness.
Thinking about him riding his bike.
Moving my body with my students in our ‘Piece Of Cake Bootcamp’ class each morning.
Writing snail mail.
A quiet meditation for a few minutes.
A pic of his face. Or, if infrequently, one of his unique Marco Polos. Always certain happiness.
Doing nothing. Thinking nothing (I don’t get this often, and when I do my happiness is certain).
Rolling a bike into the entry way of the mansion for a short time and watching it ride away.
Music playing. Water running. A bath. A book.
Swimming in the sea.
My nephew and nieces with me on Wednesday nights during quarantine.
A long, hard, heart to heart hug with someone I love.
A loving compliment shared.
Laying on the couch watching nothing that matters with his arms wrapped around me.
Slipping into a bed, rather than resting my head on a couch for another night.
The sun shining.
Games of imagination. Played with children, who very soon won’t be children.
Spaghetti and meatballs.
Chicken sandwiches you pick up from Surly on Thursday’s.
Real face time rather than Marco Polo.
Flying to Texas. (It’ll happen again soon).
When you notice the small things that bring you simple and certain happiness doesn’t it feel like you might be able to go on for days?
Maybe we could live our days like this. Just maybe we could find simple happiness in every moment.
Isn’t it a nice thought? And maybe it brings you happiness thinking of it. Or all the things you enjoy simply every day without taking notice and perhaps everything of this nature is your ‘Sohwakhaeng’.
And wouldn’t it be nice to have so many of these moments each day.
You can. I promise. They live in each day. Enjoy your small moments of certain happiness.
This is what makes up really living a life.
A life fully lived.