Such a happy Chewbacca (or the power of the simple joys)

This morning, my boyfriend made me watch a video called “Oh, I’m such a happy Chewbacca”.

Personnally, I’m not a fan of Star Wars. I had never watched the full series until one of my ex-boyfriend forced me to watch them (and I eventually fell asleep after 30 min… oops! ^^)

Anyway, back to the Chewbacca video.

So he sent me the link and I decided to watch it later. I was thinking:

Oh, another joke that I won’t find funny. Let’s watch it later… or never!


Because he loves to send me images or videos that are so stupid and not funny at all (from my perspective at least) that, eventually, I end up laughing just because he’s laughing too.

But this time, he said:

Watch it. It’s worth it!

So, I started to watch the video without knowing what that woman would do with the Chewbacca mask to make it worth to watch.

When she finally puts the mask on her face, she started to laugh like it was the best day ever (and I’m sure it was for her ^^)!

I looooved her authenticity. She was so damn happy! And it felt soooo good to watch someone that happy.

At the end of her video, she said something that I thought worth the highlight here:

It’s the simple joys

For example:

  • If you’re a coffee-lover, enjoy the first sip of your coffee in the morning;
  • If you’re outside and it’s sunny, enjoy the warmth of the sun on your skin;
  • If you’re in a plane, enjoy the view of the landscapes.

Last year, I was so worried about my future that I ended up crying when going to work and crying again when I was on my way home. I could barely see anything positive in my life.

I was lost.

But then, one day, I decided to change my perspective.

Instead of saying:

I’m quitting my job and I don’t even know what I’d like to do after…

I asked myself:

How do I want my life to be one year from now? What would I want to do, to have and to become?

I didn’t have the answers right from the beginning, of course, but I felt relieved.

And I felt relieved because I could dream of a better future instead of seeing myself like I was a failure with no plan.

Suddenly, I could appreciate the simple joys of life like a glass of wine with my dad, a phone call with my oldest classmate in Manchester, lying on the grass and watch the clouds passing by, … 🙂

So now, let me ask you a question:

When was the last time you laughed as much as this woman with the Chewbacca mask?

If you don’t remember, I hope this video will help:

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