10 simple things that make me happy

  1. When it’s raining outside but I don’t have anywhere to go and can stay inside with a cup of tea and a book.
  2. Going on walks with my lovely M in the sun. These normally consist of photography, conversations about our hopes and dreams and a whole lot of exploring.
  3. The first time I put my feet into new socks (especially fluffy bed socks).
  4. Random, unexpected ‘how are you?‘ texts from friends I haven’t seen for a long time.
  5. Emails/comments/tweets/kind words about my blog, any encouragement means so much.
  6. Sitting at the end of my best friends bed. Duvet, tea and a catch-up.
  7. Watching cheap day-time TV with my mum whilst having a cuddle (Any other Say Yes to the Dress fans out there?!)
  8. Riffling through my memory-box. A random receipt or scrap of an old diary entry has the power to bring back a whole day from years before. Being at Uni always makes me 1000% more nostalgic when I’m back home.
  9. Fresh flowers on my desk. They brighten up my very prison-like-bare-brick-room considerably.
  10. When a flat mate offers to put the kettle on because they know I’m on my way home. Half the time there’s a cup of tea waiting for me.


‘If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.’ Eleonora Duse


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