So much has been going on in my life the past few weeks - midterms, final projects, studying, dead week, finals...and here I sit...Monday of finals week, my last final project turned in, my first final complete (one to go, which I don't have to study for thanks to professors who like giving open-note tests)...content.
I am warm and cozy thanks to a working heater (it was fixed the day before the first - and potentially last - snowfall of the season last month), a mug of peppermint tea, flannel PJs (matching top and bottom, thankyouverymuch!), fleece blanket, and the soft sounds of my "Solo Piano" Pandora station playing through my speakers.
It's times like these, when the simplest of things can make me so very peaceful, that I truly feel content.
It's that same feeling you get when you're surrounded by the people you love, often just observing them and being in their presence, perfectly happy to just be there in their mere presence. It's the feeling of waking up and feeling refreshed and rejuvenated and completely ready to take on the day. It's walking outside and expecting clouds and instead finding the sun shining down on you on your walk to class. It's finding sweet notes that someone special hid days before and was anxiously awaiting for you to discover.
It's being at peace with everything around you, no matter how chaotic and crazy life can be.
I cherish and welcome moments like these, and find myself seeking (and finding) them often. Because if you open your eyes and your heart, I've learned that you can really find contentment in most things...and that is what makes life perfect and wonderful, despite everything else.