Hola honey! I’ve decided to do things a little differently for Making Me Happy this week.
Inspired by the gorgeous Tanya Geisler - and with gratitude permeating every cell of my being – I’m taking this post on a little journey.
I present to you: Things I Love, a (not definitive) list of things that light me up and soothe my soul:
Tender ‘I love you’s’ whispered in the middle of the night. Hand-holding in bed. Unhinged silliness. The kind of delirious laughter that brings tears to your eyes. Exercise, movement, a thumping heartbeat. Mexican food. Asian food. The adrenalin rush of an inspired idea. The faculties of the mind. Coaching, guidance, lifting up. The ocean. Ancient traditions, rituals, cultures and customs. Mary Oliver. Rumi. Rilke. Entrepreneurship. Witty captions on animal photos. Books, glorious books. Post-long run highs. 11:11.
Unrelenting commitment. Exploration and adventure. Soul sistas. List-making. Kinesiology. Being married to the most beautiful person I know. Family. The crispness of a new Moleskine journal. Colour. Effortless style. Scandinavian design. Neons. Artisans. Lip gloss. Michael Jackson. Alternative music. Booty-shakin’ RnB/ pop/ dance beats. Tickles. Creative sovereignty. My parent’s hybrid accents. Clean sheets. Crystals. Gut-knowing. Green juice vigour. Swirly, free-flowing handwriting. Rosehip oil.
Unapologetic exclamation mark use (see! and!!) Peonies. Meditation. Shower sparks (of the ‘aha!’ moment variety) Familiarity – call me Rach, please. The un-self-conscious ease of a child experiencing joy (usually evidenced by bounding/ twirling/ cartwheeling/ running with glee) Gold and silver sequins. Mornings. Rustic outdoor tables decorated with candles, wine, wildflowers and conversation. Soul-stirring documentaries. Biographies. People – people with stories and big dreams. History. The Internet. The warm, shaky hand of an old soul. Deeply etched lines on the face of a human who has lived. H20. Intention, elegance, eloquence and desire.
There’s so much more but I believe these things should just pour out unedited, and this is my outpouring today.
What about you?
What treasures shimmer and sparkle on your Things I Love list? Inspire us in the comments below!
Image: The Road is Home
Tags: making me happy