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?