Happy New Year:2019 | Melis in Wanderland.I know it has been a while since I wrote something to my page. I apologize from all of you. So many things changed during that time. Therefore, I cannot wait to share them with you all. But first, let me start wishing you all a year that’s promising, exciting, inspiring and full of fun! Happy 2019!!! As I said so many things changed, I left my job in September 2018 to explore more places, to meet with new people, and to have a taste of different culinary, so that’s what I have been doing since than. It’s been fun and exhausting at the same time, but I know every second of it, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. So, today I am writing this post to you from Boston, Massachusetts. I wanted to mention my location because something happened this morning that made me think about my life in 2019. As I was walking down on the Cambridge street to get something for breakfast from Whole food, a tall, skinny, and an elderly guy approached me to say hi with a box of donuts from Dunkin’ Donuts in his hand. Off course, the donuts were not for me; he said his kids are waiting for him for breakfast. I smiled and told him to enjoy them. He walked ahead of me a few steps and then came back and said: “Listen, be happy!!!” I stopped and laughed. Why I laughed? I wanted to prove to him that I am already happy. Then, he continued “You don’t need money, you don’t need a job, and you don’t need a rich husband, just be happy with what you have” and I said “okay, thanks” and laughed again. I was uncomfortable getting advice from a man I don’t know in the middle of the street, but I tried to hide it from him so he would not feel uncomfortable as well. Then he said “let me tell you one more thing before I leave; be thankful too then you will get more of the things you are thankful for and be happy!!!” then he left. “Was I look unhappy?” I said to myself.  “Maybe, I should smile more. And what did he mean by I should be thankful, do I look like an ungrateful person to others?” blah… blah… blah… I am sure you all know how you talk to yourself inside of your head…don’t you? So, that was me talking to myself until I reached my destination. Then, I thought some more about happiness. What makes me happy? Just when I thought I do not know the answers to my question, my sister called. To give you a back story, my sister sent me a text at 2:30 am in the morning asking “What I was doing?” I woke up in the morning and responded to her text saying “I was sleeping! What’s up?” So she called me to make sure if I was okay because she saw me holding her hand and calling her name in her dream. Then, I knew what the answer to my question is. It’s family. In other words; it is people who care about me. People who love me unconditionally and make me feel safe in this world. So, think about what make(s) you happy in life. As the man said earlier today, we should all be happy and grateful in life with what we have. So, again happy new year to you all. Please follow and like us:0