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The key to happiness

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The above picture was taken 3 years ago when I had my first trip with my girlfriend to Victoria, Vancouver Island. We, her brother and a bro-friend of mine went visiting Butchart Garden, an overly famous place when you come to Victoria. It’s a nice garden for those who love flowers and dont mind the pricey tag. I’ve been there more times than I can count so I’m a bit tired of it.

But perhaps because of that boredom, I spotted those lovely heart-shape flowers, with bright pink-purple color. It caught my eyes immediately among the midst of hundreds of other flashier flowers. Something about it is special (pink heart-shape obviously, but there’s something more). As you can see, not all of them have heart-shape, but this particular one has a perfect one. I guess it’s still in its waiting-to-bloom cycle before it can open up like its other friends. Maybe the fact that I caught it in this moment got me excited? Who knows.

Regardless, I found this flower very inspiring, partly because of its heart-shape but also because it reminds me of something I’ve long forgotten: love is everywhere, hidden in every form, even in nature. Well, mostly in nature. We tend to forget about the most beautiful thing in life and try to chase things that we think would make us happy. But they usually dont, love does. So whatever you do, wherever you go, remember that the simplest purest form of happiness is love. So love yourself, love your family, love your friends, love what you do, love what you dont. Dont miss the time you lost but love the time you have, and enjoy it.

Easier said than done. But once you can do it, you’ll never feel lonely again.

It took me long enough to find this picture and write about it. But it’s better late than never.

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