However, these past few months have been very testing for one reason or another, so I like to remind myself of the small things that are definitely worth turning that frown upside down for.
One. Hot cross buns. I mean, what's not to love here? I had my first hot cross bun (who am I kidding; that's definitely not singular. I ate half a pack) of April this week and it. was. delicious! I love the sticky, sugary, cinnamon-y goodness and would eat them all year round if I could. I don't like to toast mine, but I do love a shit load of butter. How about you?
Two. Painting. I've had a very positive reaction to some of my illustrations lately too, which, although that isn't what I do it for - it's definitely encouraging! I really, really appreciate the support and it has been wonderful to be able to put pencil to paper and just immerse myself creatively! It's a hobby I've always loved & it instantly takes me to my happy place.
Three. Tulips. They are EVERYWHERE at the moment & they're such a happy looking flower, I love them. I love all the different colours they come in & how the just cheer up any room. I must buy myself some soon!
Four. Stats. I'm not a blogger who's obsessed with stats or my 'follower' count, but I've really loved being able to have the time to put a lot more effort into my little piece of the internet. Its been even more lovely to see newcomers & older readers alike enjoying the new content; so thank you! It really makes me smile to know what I type about is remotely interesting to others!
Five. Living. Seeing my boyfriend recover from a stroke has been an eye opener, to say the least. It's almost a cliche to say how 'precious life is' & how we should 'live every day like it's your last'; but I can't help but feel it has truly sunk in this month. Even though I may not be travelling the world or working in my dream career or even earning a lot of money; I think finding myself feeling happy, no matter what the reason, is far more important lately. Don't sweat the small stuff. Our health & happiness are what's truly important.
What makes you happy? :)