Would dancing naked on a tropical island make you happy?

Yesterday, I polled my FB friends this quick question: If you were stranded on an island by yourself, how would you source your happiness? The answers ranged from “I am the source of my own happiness” to “I might run around naked and swim like a dolphin, surrounded by tropical fruit and sing! “

It made me ponder, how DO we source our happiness on an everyday level, when we are not by ourselves on a deserted island.

What frees us up,
makes us glow from inside out,
joyously happy,
even a little scared but
super excited too for what’s around the corner…

Yes, THAT kind of happy

I don’t know about you,
but it’s been a long time since I’ve felt THAT kind of happy.

I can’t remember the last time I let myself
wander over to
silly make believe land,
where I don’t care what others think (in a good way)
it feels good to sing, to wiggle, to SHINE,
Just happy to be ME.

This week, I am inspired by my five year old to metaphorically explore a creative happiness that comes from the same place where naked dancing and swimming with dolphins happen.

What makes your heart skip a beat?

Share in the comment box below your va va voom:)
Until next week!

With love and hugs,

Claire

10 Comment

  1. I LOVE this! I was that happy on my wedding day, which wasn’t too long ago. I’m sad to be “back to reality” but I still have those fleeting moments with my hubby every day. 🙂

    1. I love that you “heart” the moments you have with your hubs daily. Remember back to that feeling of happiness, and just feeling where it is in our bodies help us conjure up more happy, giddy, crazy, fun, moments.

  2. A pirate-cowgirl-princess? LOVE IT!

    Sounds like happiness to me!

    1. Tee-hee, I think as adults, we should all play dress up and not wait until Halloween to authentically voice ourselves!

  3. I absolutely LOVE this post, it resonates so much with me right now! It’s been a long time for me, too, to feel THAT kind of happiness. Lately, what has brought me there is myself & breathing. Just closing my eyes, breathing, and letting go for 10 or 15 seconds. Bringing myself in the present moment & knowing that things are O.K.

    1. Isn’t that beautiful? Knowing that that even if it is storming outside, you are peaceful within. Much love to you this week!

  4. Ok so I would totally be that person dancing around on the beach and swimming with the dolphins (although not sure about the naked – a bit too bouncy for that I think!).

    But honestly I feel that I am very lucky and blessed in being an eternal optimist and big dreamer. Because no matter what’s happened in my life ( and trust me there have been some pretty shitty things), I can’t help but see the positive side to everything. Even right in the moment I consciously make the choice to see both sides of things (ooh I do love to play devils advocate much to the annoyance of others at times I’m sure!), and choose to go with the more joy inducing option more often than not. And I generally find it difficult to understand people who choose to do otherwise. Because if you hadn’t realised, or had forgotten its one of the most basic rules of our existence – you do have a choice.

    Even in the midst of my heart breaking open – I still choose to believe in true unconditional and enduring love. Even when faced with insurmountable pain and no foreseeable solution – I still choose to believe that I’ll be able to dance like a loon for hours on end again.

    And even when I’ve been quite literally bent, broken, battered, bruised, disappointed, denied, betrayed, forgotten, unloved and uncared for – even by myself – I’ve found it impossible not to be compelled by the curiosity to explore the delicious and infinite possibility of it all. Of life, love and the whole shebang! Of the possibility that there being always being even better yet to come.

    Ordinary everyday people all over the world prove day in and day out that the only limits we really experience are those that we put on ourselves and that there is another way to live and to be in this life. A more hopeful, more harmonious and more sustainably happy way of living. So in my opinion if what’s happening for you right now isn’t making you happy or not quite working right – why not try deciding to see and do things differently for a change and see where that gets you?

    Because what makes me happy and my heart skip a beat is believing in the possibility that choosing to see and do things differently might just lead to something so much more extraordinary!

    1. Amen to that sister! I wholeheartedly agree, especially the part about dancing like a loon for hours on end again–even if we are knee deep in our stuff. Your response makes me do a happy dance and inspires me to continue to shine my light to those who are grieving. LOVE to you!

  5. This is such a good question because I get stuck in the rut of being happy with some quiet time but really, I need to channel my inner child and find that crazy fun happy.

    Something for me to think about….

    1. Yes! Looking forward to hear what crazy fun happy looks like for you!

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