Petite joys is now ‘Open-hearted joys’!

Towards the end of last year, I gave a little more thought to my blog than I had for a while. From mulling over the value of what I shared, if any, to whether I wanted to pursue it more professionally, I’ve rehashed things time and time again. I don’t think I came to any conclusion either. But what I did realise what that Daisybutter’s strengths lie in bringing a dose of joy to your days, to your hazy Sundaze and those mid-week slumps. It might come as a surprise to you that ‘Petite joys’ isn’t a phrase I personally coined; it was once a popular Instagram hashtag.

And so, going forwards, this series will now be known as ‘Open-hearted joys’. Not only does it encapsulate the joys I document and share here, it’s a play on the Cantonese phrase for happy, which directly translates to ‘open heart’. I’m really excited to continue to share these posts!

There’s a lot to be said for appreciating the smaller, not necessarily finer details of the everyday mundane. Here’s to another list of petite joys, the moments that’ve brought and woven poetry to my days, this fortnight:

一. Finishing two books in a week – a lockdown first for me. Even if it was purely down to the fact that I had three back-to-back nightmares…

二. Homemade bubble tea. Find our easy vegan recipe here.

三. A coffee that Dad made me before I headed out in the cold. I truly have the best family!

四. January sunrises, like cotton candy skies.

五. Journalling and planning for the future.

六. Fresh flowers from friends. Note to self: send my friends more surprise treats in return! I feel like the luckiest human alive to be surrounded by so much love.

七. Late-night winter walks with old friends who know you better than you know yourself.

八. Squirrelling away at our upcoming & Chai launch. We’re releasing a few more products soon, and I’m really excited about them. Moreover, I can’t wait to see how our customers react to them!

九. A productive day at work. January has truly had me ‘head empty no thoughts’ which is negatively impacting my focus at work, but I finally found it on Thursday and managed to get everything checked off, and receive some lovely feedback too.

十. Buying myself fancy chocolates.

What’re some of the joys in your life lately?

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