Recently, I read an online article that talks about Finland's education system and how they believe in less is more. Having lived in Scandinavia for a good four years, I always had the impression that the education there is less stressful, the classroom is a more joyous place and the children have a more carefree, and may I say, happier childhood. While that is very much up for debate, I have to tell you that I do believe in the philosophy that less can indeed be more.
It's the same as how many of us may use all our life chasing after that one big thing, whatever it may be, only to look back in twilight years and realise that life was actually in the small things. Do you sometimes feel the same way too?
In this month's "Happiness is...", I try to remind myself that life is not about achieving a feat, it's about savouring those fleeting moments even if they involve meagre, or zilch, accomplishments.
... seeing your kids riding on a merry-go-round and realising how little it takes to make them smile.
... exploring new places and feeling the rare tranquility you can find on our island.
... getting caught in a heavy downpour and not forgetting to take a family picture before leaving.
aurora borealis (or northern lights), something which eluded us when we stayed in Sweden and hopefully one day we can catch it in real life.
Small things, big joy, lasting memories. These are the moments that are going to fill my heart as a a happy mum. What are you happy for this month?
Happy memories have a special way of touching our hearts every time we think about them. Join in my linky party at the end of every month and let us smile, rejoice and share the simple joys of life. Highlight and press Ctrl + C to copy my button above, include it in your post/sidebar and add your link below. For happiness is all around us.