Everyday NhanSense – Day 49

Everyday NhanSense: Each day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth.

Day 49’s Topic: Laughing things off.
Do you want to know who I think are the happiest people on this planet?

The ones who can laugh off things like it’s no big deal.

Tonight after my card game tournament, I experienced this kind of feeling for the first time in a long while. I did utterly terrible in terms of performance. I dropped near the bottom of the rankings and managed to eek out a victory in the end to avoid the goose egg of “0” wins.

And you know what? I am not mad, sad or anything negative. Quite the opposite, really.

In a sense, I am happy, relieved even, that I managed to brush off losing so hard. Yeah, I could make excuses that I lost because I wasn’t on my game today or it was because I altered my deck as an experiment, which I did, but that all doesn’t matter.

I had fun regardless. This is something I wish I could apply more to daily life, and then I would be such a happier camper with less of the stress and drama to bog me down.

If you were to come across the old me from just a few years back, I probably would have rushed home after the tournament to mope that I lost so badly, but instead I stayed a few extra hours and had a lot of conversations with others. Heck, I even bartered with a few people for some good card trades to help improve my deck.

This is something, by the way, that a shy person like myself has a hard time. I asked politely and traded with confidence. I even ended the trades with a handshake and a thank you.

Gosh, it’s like I am changing into a nicer, more outgoing person or something!

Basically, I am pleased with how I am acting as of late. There is less of the sappy sadness in my life, though that kind of junk still lingers in my life regardless, but I can get through it. That kind of stuff doesn’t take as much priority as it used to. There is less gloom and more of a boom! And this boom is just joy.

The joy of living. The joy of being able to approach each day with the right mentality.

Don’t get me wrong. I know at the end of the day, the competitive side of me still persists and wants to make me take the defeats seriously. However, I think I won’t let that side win for just this day.

Nope. I am too content right now.

Life is getting very pleasant. I hope things keep improving.

“Get good. Be better.” – Nhan Fiction


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