After a sleepless weekend last week and numerous other mishaps, I’m excited to sit down and pick out some of the little, open-hearted joys from my fortnight. After all, that’s why I began this series back in 2016 – to regularly count my blessings and document them for sad days. It’s been a tumultuous year for me and the thought of the world ‘unlocking’ has thrown me into disarray, for it’s now that I’m forced to confront how different my life is.
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, open-hearted joys, the moments that’ve brought and woven poetry to my days, this fortnight:
一. Catching up with friends (and lots of you!) about the international vaccine rollout, and feeling utterly buoyed at how great science is. I think I can see a narrow tunnel out of this wild, wild time.
二. Some good feedback on a work project amidst a particularly challenging week.
三. Beautiful surprise flowers from Bolly! I really don’t deserve you <3
四. Finalising two really exciting blog partnerships that I’m excited to work on after my impromptu hiatus. Slowly but surely I’m finding my online footing again.
Psst! You can now buy a limited edition ‘Petite Joys’ Print to hang in your home. Shop it on & Chai now.
五. I finished my course of antibiotics yesterday after a month on and off them! I’m just excited to get my appetite back and hopefully finally be done with feeling less-than-great.
六. My newly reformatted Discord server! Now that the ACNH hype has died down, I wanted to continue to cultivate a cosy, safe space for lots of us to enjoy. Now it’s more in tune with my overall blog’s values. Come and join us; let’s hang out!
七. An evening reading unOrdinary and True Beauty with a soundtrack of rain droplets pelting the glass conservatory roof outside my bedroom. Even though I’d prefer warm evenings, it was blissful nonetheless.
八. The way my sister has patiently listened to me vent, ramble, cry and offload all week without batting an eyelid.
九. A walk ‘round the lake with Milo, Dad and Louise. Food for the soul, real good food for the soul.
十. Working on some newness at & Chai that’ll be landing extremely soon!
What’re some of the little joys in your life lately?