tiny little happy things

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Best cat ever !! + sunny studio filled with plants & blooms // very inexpensive miniature roses // more windowsill gardening with flowering plants (roses and geraniums) // peach and hot pink geranium blossoms.

For in the dew of little things 
the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
Khalil Gibran

Often it's the smallest things in life that can bring the most happiness, It's important to take notice of the things that make us feel inordinately happy in our day to day life. My current top 5 tiny, little happy things

1. Cats - specifically this amazing companion cat - Oliver. He's 12 this year (yikes) and he's been with me through so much struggle and change and sadness and goodness. He's my constant companion and I'm crazy about him.

2. Geraniums - if you have a sunny window sill you can have colourful blooms all year round. Geraniums are super easy to care for and recently come in a huge variety of colours.

3. Books - taking me and my anxious, busy mind on an adventure to someone else's life, location and story is very soothing and makes me happy. A good big, fat novel at bedtime is a must for me.

4. Fresh sheets - on my bed, bonus points if they've been hung on the line in fresh air and sunshine and/or are cozy, soft brushed cotton flannel (perfect in Nova Scotia winters). Seriously ... I feel incredibly excited at bedtime when I know I'm about to crawl into a freshly made nest bed with my latest good book.

5. Cups of tea - good old orange pekoe black tea in my favourite mug. Each steamy mugful feels like a hug.

Leave me a comment below, I'd love to hear what some of your favourite tiny little happy things are ;-)