A List of Lovely Things

When you’re not feeling so great, it’s important to focus on the positive side of things. Obviously that’s often easier said than done, and sometimes just moping and feeling sorry for yourself seems like the simplest option. That unfortunately doesn’t, and won’t ever start to make things better. When I’m not feeling so smily, I write a list to focus on the good things. Once it’s all down on paper, it’s easier to see that things aren’t going so badly after all. Today, I’m sharing my list from this week:

  1. Finding a great nail place just a short walk away, and treating yourself to a pretty weekend manicure (and it staying perfect all week!).
  2. Waking up to birdsong after the local birds finally decide to visit your bird table.
  3. Having no morning plans and being able to sleep in as long as you want.
  4. When the foam on your at-home latte works perfectly.
  5. Mornings where the sun shines through your curtains as you wake up.
  6. Getting home from work in the daylight!
  7. Finding avocados that are perfectly ripe straight away.
  8. Staying in your pyjamas until 2 in the afternoon.


Sometimes the simplest things are the things that bring the most joy. What’s been making you smile recently?

  • What a lovely list! Isn’t it lovely when you open your curtains to bright sunshine in the mornings, it makes me feel so refreshed and ready for the day. I’m happy to have bought a bunch of daffodils this week, they really do brighten up a room and make it feel like Spring!

    Kayleigh | anenthusiasmfor.blogspot.co.uk

  • Appreciate the Day

    What a lovely little list. I find it so important to be grateful for the little things that make me smile. The list makes me think that Spring is coming – more light and birdsong.
    This week has been all about snuggly bedding and long, deep chats.
    Kate xx

  • missgetaway

    Oh what a beautiful list. Love seeing beauty in the ordinary things.

    Love, kerstin

  • I love waking up early when I don’t have morning plans 🙂 I hope you’re having a good weekend! Something that has made me smile recently was Skyping with my friends from high school who I haven’t seen in forever! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • Some of my favourite things 🙂 I love that it’s still light when I finish work now – it makes such a difference to the day! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  • I feel like you can read my mind! You’ve listed all the lovely little things that make me smile, some of them happened this week too. Hope you’re having a lovely Sunday.

    Natasha | The Night is Wild

  • and yes to all of this thing! and why do weekend always ends too soon?

  • Aww this was lovel and really popped a smile on my face. Happy Monday love, have a wonderful week x


  • Kat

    Your lovely things are my lovely things also! Plus, walking my pups early in the morning ! Have a wonderful Monday!

  • Gabriela Castellano

    This is definitely one of my favorite blogs of all time! You motivate me to create my own blog and I hope that I can be as inspiring as you! <3

  • Getting home from work (or college) in the day light is literally my favourite thing ever!

    Lucy | Forever September