A reminder for the bad days

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This is a post for the bad days, when nothing can cheer you up and everything feels hopeless. When you feel alone and like you're wasting your life, this is a post to remind you that it is all worth it. That happiness will always come, even if its just in the little things.



Happiness is waking up late with the sun peeking through the curtains

Happiness is when your dog is so ecstatic to see you again that she can't stop following you around.

It's those bone-crushing hugs you share after not seeing someone you love for a while.

It's when you open an avocado and it's completely perfect - bright green and soft.

It's seeing your friend's face light up as you give them the present you've bought them.

It's the feeling of warming your hands on a mug of tea after coming home from school.

It's when friends you don't speak to anymore text you to ask how you are, and to say that they miss you.

It's when someone makes you laugh so hard that you basically collapse on the floor.

It's the first flowers of the season as they cover your grandparents' garden is yellow and bright purple.

It's sitting next to a stranger on the bus, listening to her tell her 7-year-old son about where she grew up.

It's wondering around a new city and finding new things and places to love about the world.

It's putting on a new pair of jeans or a new outfit and feeling confident.

It's long car-rides in the dark, where you get to listen to all your favourite songs for hours on end.

Happiness, to me, is the little things. It's rarely that big event you've been looking forward to, or a fancy holiday. It's those moments where a friend sends you a funny photo because they say it reminds them of you, or waking up one Saturday morning and realising you have the entire day to do whatever you want.

Bad days feel overwhelming and as if nothing will ever feel alright again, so this post is for myself to remember that there's always a light at the end of the tunnel.

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8 comments

  1. I love this! I often find it difficult to find the small joys in life and instead focus too much on single negative things, but reading this made me remember how little things can bring so much happiness. Thank you for writing this; it was so poetic and beautiful,

    Georgia xxx

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    1. That's so unbelievably sweet, thank you

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  2. Such a lovely post, I totally agree it is the little things in life that can bring so much joy! Just have to look around :)

    findyourownhope.blogpost.com

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    1. It really is, and even at the worst of times there is something positive around you, no matter how hard it is to appreciate. Thank you!

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  3. This is a super cute post. I've been having a bad time lately because I've been ill so this cheered me up.

    http://ohduckydarling.com

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    1. Thank you, that's so lovely! I hope you get well soon!

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  4. Absolutely love this post! I always love your writing and totally agree that happiness is about the little things. (btw I don't know why but I can never reply to your comments on my blog posts)

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    1. Thank you so incredibly much! <3

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