Some of the best things about being alive right now
There is nothing more momentous a task after watching a few minutes of CNN than to think, with a buoyant kind of jubilation, about the merits of this world we live in. We lobby to save our planet and scream, day after day, in fervent defence of our own rights; this is, after all, a world where the majority of the female population listens to true crime podcasts for a brief moment of levity before falling asleep.
At Su, we get it. We’re the same. We’re whoa. But we also love this life, we love existing, and we’re glad as all heck to be on the planet, one day at a time, pushing for more joy and making the choice to be the best, most radiant, more active members of society one can truly be.
Which is why, before you head into work today, we wanted to round up a list of the best things about being alive.
Because, after all, you are.
The smell of the earth after a summer rain storm
Taking the first bite of your favourite meal
Sitting down for the first time after a long day
Your first sip of coffee
Finally taking off your bra
Driving on country roads with all your windows open
Laughing with your favourite people until you start to cry
The excitement you feel before meeting someone you really like
That feeling of accomplishment after a long run
Your first sip of cool water
Getting an unexpected hug that you didn’t know you needed
Finally feeling comfortable in your skin
Running barefoot on grass
Smelling BBQ that’s almost ready to be served
Opening your eyes in the morning and realizing that it’s Saturday
The sound of nature, and nothing else
Walking on a beach as the sun sets
Looking in someone’s eyes and knowing that they “get it”
Ice cream walks (did we mention ice cream?)
Walking home from the theatre after a movie changes your life
Finishing a book you never wanted to end