- The sound of rain falling on an umbrella
- Big, warm, snuggly jumpers
- Tape dispensers
- Sending surprise post
- Clearing out clutter
See the whole list here
Dear Frozen Raspberries
Thanks for being delicious to eat straight from the freezer. Also, you’re cheaper than your fresh counterparts and are just as tasty in a smoothie. I appreciate the dedication.
Alternatively titled: Why do you write so many damn lists all the time?
Grace in Small Things started when Jackie started posting a list once a week. Five small things from her week that made her smile; simple really. She in turn got the idea from someone else but Jackie no longer blogs and I’ve forgotten who her original inspiration was, oops.
It was nice to see a little positive message popping up every week, and interesting to see just how small some of her items were. I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’ve had battles with depression in the past – it happens to so many people and I had a lot of trouble when I was at university and after with maintaining a sense of calm, purpose and happiness. Even when things were stable or good in my life I struggled with keeping myself on an even keel emotionally, it was fairly exhausting and made me feel worse – a self perpetuated circle of shame and loathing. Fun!
I started writing my own Grace in Small Things lists to help myself focus on the good. I wanted to become less of a negative person, and starting on something small was less intimidating than pretending I was strong enough to just change my personality overnight. (Real talk: can you do that? If you can please teach me how).
I’ve written almost 300 items on my list (so far!) and I like it so much that Q and I made it into a Sunday morning routine. I make him a cup of tea and we each write down 3 small things that we found grace in that week. The best part of this whole thing for me? I now notice these things all the time. Everywhere, no matter what I’m doing there’s always something small that’s making me smile.
So! There you go. I write lists all the damn time because it helped me with my depression and it makes me a sunnier person* :)
I’d honestly recommend it to everyone – even if you don’t want to write them publicly, just write them. It really, really does help to put things in perspective and that’s never a bad thing – right?
Send me more fun, distracty things please, people. It’s a been a bit of a sad week and I could use some cheering up.
Thank you for creating the Kindle. It’s by far and away the best Christmas present I ever received and I can’t imagine what I would have begged for so much if it hadn’t existed. Thanks also for publishing so many free books. If I had to pay for every single book I read I’d be constantly hungry because all my money would go on books so thanks for letting me afford lunch.
It’s no secret that I love Etsy. The variety of products is so diverse, and I find the sellers (for the most part) are friendlier and more willing to help than those on eBay. So, since I love Etsy so much I thought I’d do a series of features on some of my favourite sellers :) First up: Emily with EmDashPaperCo! :)
It was hard to narrow it down to five, so if you like these make sure you check out her store as she has a great range of cards, stationery, notebooks and stamps. Also, Emily has graciously offered Falling Foward readers a 10% discount code, valid for 30 days from today. Just enter SARAHMIA10 at the checkout with a link to this post. Thanks Emily! :)
The voucher code is valid until 13th April 2013 so make sure you use it quickly! :)
PS. This isn’t a sponsored post, I just really like the store :)
1. This video, because duh. It’s a dancing pony. (Related: ponies in CARDIGANS)
2. & then my mum for saying this:
3. This is 40 - the sort of sequel to Knocked Up. I honestly haven’t laughed this much in the cinema for a while and it was sorely needed. A definitely watch :)
4. What It’s Like To Be Single As Told By Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, And Rebel Wilson - animated gifs FTW.
5. This photo taken at Amy’s flamingo party, because it clearly highlights what a midget I am:
7. My husband, doing this:
What have I missed?