As I've mentioned before, I try to live life to the fullest and enjoy myself through everything I do. "Little things" are very important to me. My boyfriend thinks I get excited easily like a little kid and my friends think I'm crazy because I get a thrill from post-it notes. Okay okay.. maybe it really doesn't take much to amuse me.. I really don't think there's anything wrong with that though. =]
I think everyone should have little thrills in life. If you can't enjoy yourself in the process of work and other annoying obligations, your day-to-day life can get dull, stressful and depressing. We all deserve to have things to smile about.. it's good for your spirit and your health.
Here are some of the little things that make ME happy:
I love to start off my days with a cup of hot tea. It's a most essential part of my day because it fuels me. Tazo Zen tea is my most preferred blend and I highly enjoy it and recommend it. You can find it at Starbucks of course, but it's cheaper to buy a box of it from Publix or Kroger's tea and coffee aisle.
I drink tea because I'm really not a coffee person. I enjoy an occasional fancy coffee but on a day-to-day basis I'm most happy with this herbal goodness. I drink it totally plain and although it takes a minute to get used to it, it's much better than having it "light and sweet." In addition, herbal teas can be very good for you.. Cheers!
I love things that help make my life easier! Little things like this "Leashables" chapstick holder/keychain just tickle me. Have you ever bought a chapstick, stuck it in your pocket and washed it? Or left it in the pants your wore yesterday? Well.. not with this little tiny piece of material joy. You almost always need your keys, right? Well, your chapstick is always there with you. Let me also mention that it's actually really easy to access your lip lube while you're driving.. I don't condone multitasking while operating a motor vehicle BUT sometimes you just NEED chapstick.. you know.. for when your lips REALLY hurt.
Meet my buddy.. her name is Trace-in-the-morning! This is a tattoo on the inside of my right hip. She hangs out right on the top of my low rise jeans. She's got a twin, too, who lives on my best friend/tattoo inspiration Tracy.
Trace-in-the-morning is a super cutie who I sketched in high school. She was just a musical, Hawaiian beaut' until I decided to be funny while naming her. Now she is a symbol of the friendship Tracy and I have!
Tracy lives in my hometown back in New Jersey. So, in August 2006, after meeting up in Myrtle Beach, SC, we decided to be silly and immortalize my work of art.
Tell me you wouldn't smile every time you saw this thing!!
Crafts!! Little crafts, like this bottle-cap locket, make me so happy. I love making crafts, sharing them and showing them off! This particular one is a picture of my boyfriend and I. I have it hanging from my cars rear-view mirror. Crafting is very calming for me... and being creative is one of the best feelings!
I was very excited when I bought my first new car. A black 2007 Nissan Versa is actually the 5th car I've owned.. but the first one newer than a 1992....
I think that deserves a YAAAAAY!!!
There are definitely more little things I enjoy in my life.. this is just a glimpse. What are your little thrills in life? I'd love to hear about what makes you smile.
Remember, even if it's in little ways, Live Swell =]