This past weekend, my mom and I had the wonderful opportunity to go to a resort. We went to relax and catch up with each other since I’ve been away at college. While we were there, I got to have a pedicure in the spa. Of course, when you go to a spa, it isn’t to make others happy, its for yourself! Making others happy brings you happiness, but there are other things that can bring joy to yourself as well. For me, it was having this relaxing weekend and pedicure with my mom.
The pedicure was one of the first things we did. Normally, I would go on my phone for a pedicure, but this time I didn’t want to do that. I wanted to just relax, and it was perfect because I got to know the girl who was doing my pedicure. She was so kind and so wonderful. My pedicure lasted around an hour and we were able to talk the entire time about pretty much everything. It made me so happy and so excited that I made a new friend, even if it was just for an hour. That time definitely made my entire weekend.
Even when you’re going to treat yourself, there is always going to be times where others can make you happy and hopefully you can make them happy too. I didn’t expect to be able to have a wonderful conversation with someone, but I did! You should never close yourself up to talking to someone because you never know the conversations they can lead to. Being present in the moment allows for a greater possibility to make others and yourself happy.
Throughout the rest of the trip, my mom and I got to paint, eat, talk and more. There was even a piano in a corner of a room where I played something small and this guy clapped for me when I was finished. That made me happy too. My mom and I also took new Linkedin pictures after our fancy dinner. I loved that because we were able to bond over something so small. It’s the small things you can do to bring yourself joy that brings joy to others in the process. If you go all your days trying to make others happy, you’ll forget about yourself. Don’t forget about yourself, because you deserve to be happy too. There are ways that you can make others happy through your joy. There’re also times where others can make you happy when you least expect it. :)