I’m what you’d call a nostalgic. I love reminiscing with friends or my mom, and recalling special stories from my childhood. So much of who I am today is based on those little moments, preserved in memories. Sometimes when I’m not feeling great, I try to think about those memories or simple things that make me smile on an everyday basis. It’s a fun exercise and a good reminder to enjoy the little things in life. So I narrowed it down to my top list of joyful moments.
When I smell my mom’s home cooked meals before I walk in the house.
When I hear my dad’s funny voice messages (repeating my name more than 5 times, sometimes more.)
When my grandma mispronounces technological devices.
When I see my nephews and nieces smile at me at the airport.
When I’m sleeping and laughing so loud I wake myself up in the middle of the night.
When I go for a walk and breathe in the scent of jasmine.
When I talk to my best friends and we laugh just like when we were 13.
When I hear the Argentinean national anthem and I get goosebumps.
When I find money in my pocket.
When I turn the car on and my favorite song is playing on the radio.
When I hear someone singing and totally making up the lyrics of a song.