It goes without saying that one of the best ways to care for yourself is to regularly indulge in things that you enjoy, even those that seem small or insignificant. Your favorite cup of latte might be something that’s easily overlooked as a source of pleasure but, mind you, once that’s taken away from you, you’ll be pining for it.
In my part of Indonesia, there aren’t a lot of things to do, see, or even buy. Choices are very limited and, let’s just say I am immensely grateful there’s iHerb & Amazon. However, there are things that you just can’t order online.
I’ve since come to suspect that I might be a city girl at heart. For while I appreciate the laid back vibe that’s embraced me in Indonesia, at times I also feel like it’s about to suffocate me.
To ‘resuscitate’ myself, I egg my family on a regular weekend trip to Singapore which is, thank goodness, just a quick ferry ride away. I’d do it every weekend too if I could have it my way but, mini me gets seasick and the hubs is scared I might blow all our savings on all the shiny pretty things I see XD
Last weekend was one such anticipated sojourn. You might have already noticed from the pictures that most of them are of small, ordinary pleasures. A bag of popcorn? LOL! Who’d have thought, right?
I could cry a river for all the small, ordinary things I miss but instead, I schedule a weekend with my family in Singapore and we all have a blast. It’s like getting yourself a care-package that’s bursting at the seams with stuff that make you smile 🙂
And I’ve come to realize that, for what it’s worth, what’s anticipated is sometimes more exciting than what’s expected 🙂
Written for Writeful Mind’s Feel-Good Friday Challenge ❤