I’ve been noticing how little things can make a big difference. A few small changes can result in a large increase of joy. Here are some of mine…

Tea & Sympathy: I’ve rediscovered the joy of toast and tea. How glorious is the crunch of a crust and a sip of a brew in the afternoon? Why have I been denying myself this simple pleasure? Toast with vegemite and an Earl Grey Tea feels like coming home. Heaven!

Heartwarming: I’ve stoically refused to put the heater on and shivered in cold sheets throughout previous winters in the name of saving money and toughing it out. But not any more my friend. I have bought all the things (and for very reasonable Kmart prices) to cosy up with; blankets, hot water bottle, fan heater, fluffy socks. Cosy is giving me life.

Fact or fiction: I do love a self-help book and have previously immersed myself in reading these for personal development purposes. But recently I’ve returned to fiction and have loved surrendering to a good story. An opportunity to escape the daily grind, live in a different world for a while and yet another reason to hop into bed earlier still.

Café coffee: I told myself that buying coffee out was a waste of money and time. But the joy (and strength) of a proper coffee, café atmosphere and access to the shiny bits of the paper far outweigh the dollars saved. It would be a waste to live in the heartland of bearded baristas and not indulge right?!

I like your new stuff better than your old stuff: I do adhere to a reduce, reuse, recycle policy as much as possible. But replacing over-stretched undies and socks with holes in them with new ones feels amaze! Likewise getting rid of dead plants and mangled toothbrushes. Simple and joyful!

What little things can you do to bring you joy more frequently? After all…

“It’s the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps”. Sharon Draper

Love and light and hot beverages all round xxx Yvette