I always seem to look for the big picture. I’m not good at appreciating the little things in life – but I’d like to improve.
A little birdie told me that you should be happy with what you have or there will come a time where you will have everything — but happiness.
I’d like to learn how to appreciate what I have and stop searching so hard for what is missing.
Today I’m happy for the Tim Tams I received from a colleague who was traveling. Tim Tams are chocolate cookies originating from Australia. To me they bring back a lot of memories of my life in Brisbane.
Back when I was a student I used to eat Tim Tams when I was depressed or stressed about assignments/projects. In fact I gained so much weight in university because of my junk food habits. It took me a year to lose the extra weight I had gained during my first year away from home.
But these biscuits still bring with them a little bit of happiness and that feeling of being independent and free. Not that I’m not independent now, but it was in Australia that I got my first taste of what it’s like to make your own decisions and live life the way you want to.
In my first job, I used to get shipments of Tim Tams from my good friend mpt as well as from colleagues who were traveling to Australia. I walked around the office getting my developer friends to try out the Tim Tam Slam – a special way to eat Tim Tams with coffee or hot chocolate (doesn’t work with tea) using it as a straw. This was the perfect ice breaker – a few rounds of Tim Tam Slams and I made so many friends there.
Tim Tams remind me of these things. It’s amazing how food can stir up so many memories.
Unfortunately, eating a whole packet is not good for the waistline so I’ll have to ration them out carefully Seeing as it is virtually impossible to get them in Oslo, who knows when I’ll get another packet?