The Simple Pleasures
Scarf & Chelsea Boots: ALDO  Pants: PacSun  Photography: Alberto Madrid  

Scarf & Chelsea Boots: ALDO  Pants: PacSun 

Photography: Alberto Madrid  

Life is always filled with reasons to smile and be grateful. Why don't we notice them? We seem to always be waiting for the next big thing, we wait for summer, vacations, pay day, and weekends, and we lack appreciation for simpler things like being able to wake up every morning, nature, our family, the sun or even the rain. It is possible to find satisfactions in smaller things in life, it shouldn't always be about money and material processions. Recently I bought flowers for someone really special to my heart, I had never done that before and it brought me a tremendous amount of joy, so I've realized it is not always receiving that can make you happy or turn a bad day around, but also giving back, something as simple as buying flowers for someone you love can change your outlook on life. I think is really important to find the simple pleasures that bring you happiness and incorporating them into your daily routine, for instance, I enjoy writing this blog, taking pictures, singing while I drive, and being creative in general, so I've been trying to do so as much as I can, and when I do, my day just instantly becomes better.  

Here are some things you should try often to brighten up your days:

  • A gentle morning run
  • Reading your favorite book
  • Smelling the fresh-cut grass
  • Buying flowers
  • Walking barefoot on the beach
  • Watching the sunset
  • Eating berries mmmm :)
  • Watching old movies you like
  • Lazy Sundays 
  • Cuddling in bed with your partner
  • Singing in the shower
  • Staying up all night talking
  • Praying & giving thanks to God
  • Slow drinking a Chai Latte
  • Laying back and watching the stars
  • Surprising your parents with a gift
  • Leaving sweet hand written notes for your partner
  • Smiling at strangers 

Until next time :) xx