Sometimes all you need is a little something to pick you up, make you smile, turn your day around and set positive thoughts in motion. Recently I've been feeling a little introspective and have been taking more notice of what I have and what I have to look forward to, in hopes of combating general anxieties and, it's been working!
Taking notice of things that make me happy, be they nature related, a friendly comment, a re-discovered gem, something I created or just a conversation I had that made me smile or laugh, is proving to be very good medicine. I'm trying to be more grateful and reminding myself of everyday joys, and I wanted to share a few of these with you today.
I love Studio Ghibli films, and Spirited Away is no exception. I love the story, the animation and the characters and I sat down and drew No Face and the gang. While it's not completed yet - I just love No Face with his white mask, and Haku behind him! Also, general cloud spotting brought me this lovely, spiral shaped one, and I received a mystery package in the post which turned out to be a gift from my wonderful friend Char, and this adorable fox comforter was one of those surprises - just look at their little faces!
Waking up to the sun shining through my curtains is always a winning way to start the day. Another of the gifts which Char bought me was this lovely sign, which is currently hanging on my door, to remind me not to lose my adventurous streak!
Using some of my collected paper treasures to make some wall collages always makes me happy, and this little quote was given to my by another of my lovely friends, Livi and it always cheers me up. Another of the gifts from Char, was this adorable little sheep soap which smells just like cotton and is too cute. And finally, I've been rescuing spiders and moving them to safer places - this one was almost crushed by my bag, so it was a close call!
Clouds, both fluffy and wispy. You know me, I can never resist a good cloud photo. And finally Char also put these Body Shop treats in the package too - two little shower gels and some brand new body butter - lovely! When you get a package you weren't expecting in the post, it is the best.
Lastly, the other quote that Livi gave me when we finished uni is this one and it sits above my desk and I look at it each day and remind myself to chase the things I love.
What's been making you feel happy this week?
As always, with it being a Friday, I am linking up with the lovely and very supportive Jen and if you want to take part, just click on Jen's name and add your posts to the link-up!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!