…inspired by Lana Blakely’s video.
writing this post to remind myself of all the things that keep me sane – it’s a never-ending list and something that I can always refer to on the days I feel gloomy 🙂
when you feel like the world is ending, think of these:
the soggy, muddy grass against your feet after the sprinklers have just turned off.
the smell of your morning cup of coffee as the warmth of it spreads across your face.
the sinking feeling of your heart when you’re at the top of the swing on the playground.
the way your brother smothers you with his entire body when you just want to lay down and Netflix.
the way your cousin sits and listens to every one of your words when you need someone the most.
the view of the sky connecting with the height of the trees during your long car rides.
the smell of your brother’s fart in the car prompting you to roll all the windows down and let the smell of nature fill the air.
the way you wake up to the annoying, yet soothing chirps of the birds.
the sound of shawn mendes or b praak making you want to release all that you have bottled up for weeks.
the feeling of the spring wind against your skin causing your little hairs to shoot up.
the redness and pulsing of your heart after a challenging and invigorating workout.
the tears and wholeheartedness you feel after watching dear zindagi for the millionth time.
the random hugs, slaps, and spicy fries sponsored by shivdaballer.
the kind souls you’ve met because of the fifty coffees.
the bubble tea in princeton.
the love the family in houston showered you with.
the dream of saving so many lives once you become a surgeon.
the sound of glennon doyle in your ear telling you to just sit still and find your ‘knowing.’
the fierce eyes of a lion on top of a mountain.
the smelly armpits of your brother and ravali that suffocate you during a movie night in the basement.
the idea that life is very vast, but you live day by day.
the average life span is around 80 years and you’re only 20. only 20.
the fact that you have a blog and you pour your heart out in these posts and coffee dates.
the taste of nani’s warm rasam rice mixed with spicy chicken curry.
the understanding that you are enough and everything happens for a good reason.