24 August 2014

The Sunny Series: 10 Simple Things

I've had a fair bit of spare time on my hands recently which has been spent filling my head with positive vibes & ideas by various new people who have entered my life, nourishing my soul and rediscovering the bits of me that I've somehow dropped or misplaced in the past several months. 
Now between you & I, I have to admit that all this "self-discovery" mumbo jumbo cavalier claptrap is nothing but bloomin' exhausting! Trying to be a chirpy monkey swinging from the chandelier 100% of the time just doesn't work for me so instead I sought some inspiration from my favourite blog reads... 

This is how 'The Sunny Series' was born.
I've decided that trying to stretch my tiny arms up to some ridiculously tall & unrealistic sky of perfect bliss & happiness is pointless. So instead, i'm going to scribble down 10 simple things that have made me smile or made my heart chirper throughout the week. Job done.
Time to blitz out some of the dragging negativity knocking about & promote some of the underrated beauty in the world! After all, that's why we all reach for our laptops isn't it? We all just hanker for a bit of positivity, hope & motivation. It's what's attractive these days! So to kickstart a fresh perspective, here's a little list of what's made me happy this week!...

1. Rediscovering the song 'Hear you me' by Jimmy eat world. I heard it by unashamedly pretending not to watch (and love) 'A Cinderella Story' whilst mama salmon cooked sunday dinner in the kitchen.

2. Spending the entire day & spoiling my beautiful mam on her birthday as opposed to wasting time aimlessly perusing social media. Snuggling up on the sofa with mum in my jammies, munching on CandyKing sweeties with Mr. Gosling gracing the T.V screen all night was a delicious way to end the day. Think the men of the house knew to keep themselves away as it was a strictly girls only bonding sesh & you know what? It did just the trick to make me sleep happy! Sometimes I forget just what family time can do for the ol' soul!

3. My darling best friend returned from her Aussie summer adventures with the boyf this weekend & I can't contain my excitement at seeing her gorgeous face & giving her one almighty squishy bear hug. She's my sista' from anotha mista' & has a special way of squashing away any negative jams flitting about! She's a positivity fairy & I love her to pieces - you've been much missed Miss Higgins! 

4. Reviving lost contact with several friends & jabbering on about what's occurin' in our busy (or not so) lives. Life is taking us in all weird & different directions so the midday text- catchups always brighten up my days.

5. Bonding more deeply with a new friend by supporting her through her wobbles, encouraging & blowing her trumpet when she triumphed & knowing she'd do the exact same for me slapped a cheesy smile on my face towards the end of this week. Making a new friend through turbulent and sticky situations reminds me that beauty can be found amidst the ugly if you look hard enough.

6. The weather has most definitely taken a little diversion this past week & is tentatively dipping its' toes into Autumn coolness. Rummaging through my shelves & unearthing some chunky forgotten jumpers got me all excited for snuggling up in the next few months! Whilst the cold is a friend I'd rather not indulge in conversation, nothing beats burrowing yourself away into a burly soft knit!

7. Receiving a surprise present from my parents for an online Journalism course! Something new to get my head & my hands stuck into...

8. Seeing the genuine delight on a shop assistant's face when I wished them a lovely afternoon made me feel like Jesus for the rest of the day! It's shocking to think how such a simple gesture can totally overhaul someone's day & literately doesn't cost you a single penny. Being a nice gal seems to result in a win-win situaaaation. Simplez.

9. Being told what a positive & encouraging impact I've made in someone's life made me feel a rare sense of self worth. I often struggle with believing in myself & my abilities so to be told that I was an inspiration to someone is pretty hard not to ignore! 

10. Opening my bedroom door every morning to see a beautiful bouquet of crimson red and sunshine yellow flowers that I was given at the beginning of the week. Best feeling ever. Good God I'm such a girl!

So if you're reading this & have a blog yourself then please drop me a comment or leave a link to what's happening in your life! I'd love to take a cheeky peek at what you're all up to & loving! Happy Bank Holiday everyone! :)

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