When I asked myself the question, “what makes me happy?” at first I thought it was the hardest question I’ve tried to answer during this challenge but I decided that I don’t need much to be happy. So there are a few things I could share with you.
Feminism is one of them. It makes me happy to think, listen and/or read about women who stand up and speak for the wellbeing of other women. It’s why watching movies like Hidden Figures gives me chills. Why I read Warsan Shire and Nayiraah Waheed, and why I trust that I can raise my children on Chimamanda Adichie’s “A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions.” I love a woman who is in control of her own narrative. A woman who can stand up and say, “No, I’m uncomfortable with that.”
Banter. I love to find creative expressions of language to get my point across in a conversation or an “argument”, to have my voice be heard so I enjoy the company of anyone who creates a space where one thing we can always enjoy is banter. My face will light up in an instant. Banter is everything.
Laughter. An endless amount of it.
Babies make me very happy. Even if their mothers insist we don’t kiss them.
Rihanna. In ALL her glory.
All white bed sheets.
Balanced and healthy friendships, regardless of the ups and downs. These relationships are so strong that they last forever.
New adventures make me happy, a bit nervous too.
I don’t know… I could go on and on.
It’s almost midnight so I’ve got to hit publish soon! I wish I had sat down a little earlier with this one, or even had a bit more time to think but the point is it doesn’t take much to make me happy. Anything in its most pure form counts for something.