I believe that everybody have had this kind of experience, more or less, that at some point of your life, you felt so satisfied and content that you didn’t want to ask for anything more. You hoped the time could stop at that moment, because that moment was heaven to you.
I had several experiences of this kind of feeling, such as 50314 when I was in senior high school, the dormitory life in university, and our OPLAB/Happy Lab when I studied for my master degree. I remembered that I would recall some scenario in my mind when I walked around on campus, then I smiled from the innermost of me, feeling that I was extremely happy at that moment and couldn’t ask for anything more.
I used to think it was a natural outcome when you were at the peak of each stage of life, but somehow I forgot the simplicity of joy after I started to work. Even though my life was getting more and more colorful and interesting, the innermost joy had never arisen again…until now.
I love my life the way it is right now; me as simply a student. Finally I had the chance to learn and absorb something again after giving something out constantly for years. I’d almost forgotten that I was studious. I’d felt so stuffed after working for several years that there was no room for new things and knowledge anymore. But now, I started to find my love-to-learn-new-thing self back.
I love the people and things here too; my host mother, who I can share my feeling with and is well connected to nature, people from all over the world who I encountered with, and the endless hills and grasslands. On top of that, I’ve finally fulfilled my dream to live in another country. Now I’ve attained my simple happiness.
Of course, life is not perfect, especially with the pressure to find a job and loneliness which depresses me from time to time. However, I really appreciate all the things that have happened and are happening in my life, because all of these have comprised my wonderful life now. I do hope and believe that this feeling of content can last for a long long time, till I am surrounded by bigger happiness.