Wednesday 14 May 2014
The small things.
As I write this I'm sitting in my garden, enjoying the first truly hot day of 2014, listening to Paolo Nutini's new album and the sound of my neighbours laughing, and drinking a cheeky cherry sourz and coke. I know this isn't the sort of post I usually write but I'm enjoying today so much that I really just want to share it.
I really wanted to make a post yesterday but I was in the baddest of bad moods. I was fine for most of the day, I watched some really good movies (Kill Your Darlings and High Fidelity) and I spent far too much time on Pinterest, but I couldn't think of anything to write about. When I finally sat down in the evening to try and write something I just snapped and I knew I couldn't write anything while I was feeling like that.
But this morning I woke up early to the sun peeking in underneath my blinds. I took my time doing my makeup and getting dressed, enjoying the fact that I could actually wear a dress and no coat for the first time this year, and when I finally made it down to our tiny little high street I found that my current favourite moisturiser was on sale in Boots and Dorothy Perkins had 20% off all jewellery. I almost left Dorothy Perkins empty handed but then I spotted this gorgeous necklace from the corner of my eye.
Now I'm listening to music I love and sunning my bare legs and my mood could not be more different to how I felt yesterday.
When I was in school I would regularly get upset about deadlines or exams late at night and my mum's advice was always to go to bed early because everything would feel better in the morning. I never quite believed her (how could I possibly feel better about an upcoming deadline in the morning, when the deadline was eight whole hours closer with no more work to show for it?) but now that I'm older I'm starting to understand. Things always look worse at night but invariably the next day is always a little bit better, either because of the weather, good music, deals on essentials and not-so-essentials, or just because there's a lot to be said for looking at a problem again when you've had more rest.
We all know we should appreciate the small things and concentrate more on what makes us happy but I think we all also know that it's easy to forget sometimes. I'm going to try a lot harder to remember because it's amazing how much a few small things can lift your mood.
So, what are some small things that made you happy today? I'd love for you to tell me a few in the comments.
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