Sunday, July 31, 2016

5 THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY

I was inspired by INTHEFROW to write something positive for once, something that changes my perspective on the world, just for a moment. I thought I'd put a post together explaining, in detail, the 5 things in life that make me truly appreciate the world that we live in.

1# MORNING PLAYLIST 

I live for my wake up call by nature, it's the one thing that's pretty much the same where ever you are in the world. From the city to a campsite- bird calls will never go unnoticed. I'll never take for granted the dance of the trees and how every movement they make gives off a different tune. Then you have the flick of the kettle and the pop of the toaster to make you feel right at home. Bare feet dancing on the wooden floor to you favourite upbeat tune and the tapping of impatience and hunger on the kitchen cabinet. From morning kisses to my lips taking the first sip of lukewarm tea is pure seduction and innocence.

I guess everyone's perception of a morning playlist is different, but I have to say I much prefer the sound of ruffled sheets and morning yawns far more than the UK TOP 40, but we all have our preferences.

2# MEETING NEW FACES 

There's something so refreshing about meeting new people and hearing all their fresh stories and interests. I experienced this a couple of days ago. Completely new people, in a difference country, with completely different interests to me. They were very different to the typical scouse 'wa u lookin' aat' kind of people I'm used to. Kid me not! I'll never forget my roots, and there are many people from home I will stay in touch with, but new faces and personalities are always exciting. I live for storytelling and the 'have you ever's and the 'what do you think of?'s. 

The CLICK's. There's nothing better. Meeting someone for the first time can be daunting and can send anxiety rushing through your body like no tomorrow. All this is brushed to the side and forgotten about when the two of you click. You suddenly begin to feel like you and them have been friends for decades and travelled the world together. But you haven't, and I truly believe then, in fate and destiny.

3# A NEW ANTHEM

That beat, the first lyric, and the first tune has you feeling a million different emotions and feelings. There is nothing more exciting about hearing something that feels so right and so normal. This happened to me when I heard the song Chocolate by the 1975 two or three years ago. The intro, the chorus, the lyrics just felt right to me, it puts a smile on my face and makes me feel like I could do anything with my life. It gives me pleasure and hope in humanity that feelings can truly be shared through the pluck of a guitar string or a tap of a piano key. Hearing that song on the radio, in the gym, car, festival or through headphones makes me feel like I'm hearing it for the first time. The head bob and the finger tap and the grin on my face come back to me again, and I feel unstoppable.

4# QUOTES

You're either a lover or a hater of quotes, some people get them some people don't! I, personally live for them. Written by famous people, past or present, celebrities or just smart people who know how to work with their words, I love them all and I wish that I could share everyone that I've ever screenshotted. There's something about seeing something so relatable that just makes me so happy. It's that feeling of seeing a quote that is so damn relatable, so you decide to tweet it, post it on Instagram, suddenly this quote is in every single one of your social media platform bios. But it makes you feel like someone is feeling just like you are, and by sharing the quote with your followers and your friends continues that cycle of togetherness and helps others know that they are not alone.

5# "OMG THAT SMELL REMINDS ME OF..." 

I'm a lover of smells, I smell everything; makeup, clothing, surroundings, furniture, pretty much everything. I haven't quite figured out why I do it, or what I'm trying to achieve from smelling that lipstick in Chanel while the sales women looks at me like I should be somewhere more 'cushioned walls' and 'blue pyjama co-ord' esc.  It's odd how many memories can spill just from one smell. There was a perfume my mum use to wear when I was a little girl. I use to call it 'Mummy's going out perfume' and it smelt so feminine and edgy and it made me feel happy because I knew she was excited to be going somewhere. My current shampoo smells a lot like Sainsbury's baby fabric conditioner and that reminds me of when my brother was born, and holding him in my arms, looking at him and thinking how can someone be so precious?

I'm scared that if I don't give something a quick sniff I'll miss something, and I live for the flashbacks and the smiles and the 'OMG THAT SMELL REMINDS ME OF HOLIDAY". You guessed it, Suncream.