The Places that I’m Grateful They Exist

There was a time when sadness suddenly hit me. It brought me to turmoil. I was so down and depressed that I couldn’t understand why I felt that way. I even thought of dying but suddenly when I crossed the street and rushing cars passed by me I was then scared of losing my life.

I couldn’t understand myself.

I flashed a smile and talked to everyone in the office. Of course I had to continue living in the ordinary bubble trying to survive. I had to work just to hide this internal chaos of mine but I just couldn’t contain this uncertainty that my heart ached and I wanted to weep.

I didn’t know why.

Maybe these were just sad hormones that dominated this insignificant moment —hormones that could cause an emotional crisis, hormones that were so strong that could make me stare blankly in space and question my existence.

I really didn’t know.

Can I just be happy?

Maybe what I needed was a refresher that could change this mood. Maybe all I needed was a distraction, perhaps another place that could divert my attention and cheer me up —- some place where I could be happy. I would go to that place which would be a remedy for my dilemma.

In my sadness and in my search for happiness, memories of happy moments began to unfold.

I slowly smiled as the place where my friends and I met flashed in my mind. Some were late for the appointed time. Waiting was not bad at all for seeing them brought delight to my soul. We talked of plans of having adventures to be added to my wanderlust treasure chest and of unforgettable experiences ahead.
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More joyful places made a flashback in my mind.


The place where I got exhausted and almost lost my breath because of hiking made me recall the happiness I felt that very moment. I was outside again with nature and nature is my happy pill and my playground. I have worked out and exercised my lethargic body. Sweat was indeed sweet after all.


Another memorable place was where we celebrated the birthday of our friends. Even with just simple food preparation, we had bits of booze of mojitos, followed by fun and worthwhile games and ended with sharing of stories of our lives. We laughed our hearts out when silly topics came in. My heart was full.

The place where we camped under a starry night sky was likewise unforgettable. We were fortunate to have good weather with few clouds. We stargazed until shootings stars became visible in the firmament. We saw a lot of falling stars but I failed to make a wish because I was enthralled by the view!!! It was not every day that I could see those amazing star shows in the sky so I was definitely in bliss.

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The horizon or the place where the morning sun comes out gives joy to me. I remembered that I was still sleepy and it was starting to get warm when I went outside the tent and the splendid view of the greenery landscape with the radiating glory of the sun greeted my morning. It was such a silent splendid view. How I wish it were my everyday scene! Maybe I won’t be sad anymore. Mornings in the mountains is truly my place of euphoria.


In the final analysis, I realize that in life, there are ups and down. There are lonely and happy moments. Sooner or later, these sad feelings will go away as long as one knows how to divert his attention from all the negative vibes he faces. Or he may have the courage to find ways to beat his problems. I know it’s not always easy. One has to be contented with what life has to offer. Finding simple and ordinary joys are some ways to be happy. And when that person is grateful with those simple things, life becomes better.

I’m grateful that these places exist. I’ve freshened up my weary heart, have erased the sadness and have sought the answers to my search for happiness.

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Thank you for reading.


So before I end this blog, I’d like you to know that I made a vlog about the happenings of those days. I apologize in advance for my awkwardness, but believe me I tried. Haha…If you do like my video don’t forget to subscribe my YouTube channel . Thank you so much. 🙂 ♥

PS. I’m not good in speaking. So please bear with me.


How about you? What’s your favorite place that can give you happiness??? If so, tell me about it.   I would love to hear from you? Please connect thru  my FB page and Instagram. Join me in my adventure and misadventure. Let’s chase those potatoes. 



Those naughty potatoes roll so fast that I could hardly catch up with them. I wonder what place will they be venturing next. So stay tuned for my next chasing potatoes adventure.



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Chasing Potatoes

Why Chasing Potatoes? I’m Chasing Potatoes. I chase time and opportunities because just like round potatoes they roll and get lost. I chase them to store memories to last a lifetime. I make haste, running after them, fearful that they might be gone. That’s why I go places on land or in water.My story tells about the journey of chasing time and saying yes to wonderful opportunities.

10 thoughts on “The Places that I’m Grateful They Exist

  1. You’ll begin to appreciate happy moments more when you’ve been through a lot of pain. When things don’t go the way you want them to be, remember that everything is passing. The One above is working well on your story, preparing you for something bigger, something greater. Growing up is tough, but we’ll always be a message away. You know that. 🙂 Life may not be at its best right now, you might not be on your best right now, remember: ups and downs remind you that you’re still alive and that you have to keep living. Unsaon nalang ang mga followers nimo. 😂😂😂 imy gly. See you soonest 😁

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