“The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.” – Henry Ward Beecher.

Sometimes I forget how such little, trivial things make me so happy.  Like going for a run outdoors, baking delicious cookies- even if it means throwing half of them away, listening to a playlist of 90s music, or picking up a pencil to sketch. These common things seem to spark my happiness and honestly I do not do these things often enough, I get caught up watching tv, browsing Pinterest, or obsessing over work. Finding happiness in the ordinary is something I try and work through everyday, but there are always days where it does not feel so easy. Last week I posted about my old house and how I missed it. I really started thinking, and it wasn’t necessarily the house that I missed but it was the memories that came from living in that house.  While I am still so young (and I know I have so much more to learn), the last two years have been anything but static.  I met some of my best friends living in that house, mine and Patrick’s relationship grew stronger than ever, and I became what I think as an independent lady (I think living by yourself helps with this).  So as I move forward into this next chapter, I am making conscious effort to do the things that make me happy, and blogging is definitely one of my greatest joys.  What are some of those common things that make you happy? I would love to hear.

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