Colour me happy.
It’s been a long time coming but I’m actually feeling quite happy at the moment. I know, take a seat, place your backside on it and rest your confused mind for second.
You see, there’s been a lot of stress round here lately. A lot. But it’s all slowly fading into the background and now the smaller things are able to make me happy again.
Things like a bunch of lilies on my dining table or some bright blooms in the bedroom. They don’t need to be expensive, they’re already dying after all, but they really lift my mood. Especially if they smell amazing. I have a big collection of vases – 6 at the last count – and they’ve all been sat on a shelf or windowsill waiting to be filled for far too long. The man does buy me flowers occasionally, I have the said lilies from him, but I’ve decided, I’m going to buy my own flowers from now on. They’re going to be my treat, to me. A bunch a week to brighten the room & make me smile.
A good song blasting out of the car stereo, glossy, un-chipped nails (preferably painted by someone other than me!) a cup of tea while it’s still hot, sky + working properly, all these things make me happy. They don’t cost much, in fact, I have 4 big boxes of varnish so in theory, 3 of them are practically free, but they’re important to me!
Sometimes the bigger things get so big, that nothing small could possibly put a smile on your face, but you have to work past them, learn to deal with what you’ve got and just get on with it. Once you’ve got it though, the small things become important. You start to notice things that you’d been missing for a long time.