It’s been a while, but I’m joining the “It’s the Little Things” link up party with Lindsay over at Hello Hue again! & boy, do I need this today. Now that it’s August, I’m facing what all teachers dread…the end of summer. I’ve tried to diminish the blow by mentally preparing and spending some time in my office to prepare for the fall.
I need to keep things in perspective. Just because summer is coming to a close doesn’t mean that I can’t still enjoy life like I do in July & August! In fact, now that I’m done with my masters degree, I should have much more time to celebrate each day by letting simple things bring a smile to my face & heart, no matter how busy things get. So for this week’s link up, I have decided to celebrate the simple things that have brought me some joy!
1 | companies with some heart.
As many of you know, I am really active on twitter. I have also recently begun getting back into the swing of a healthy lifestyle after about a year off. Well, it turns out that General Electric has a health initiative in which they encourage people to live more healthy lifestyles. They connected with me on twitter after seeing a tweet about a healthy dish I had just prepared. In response, they sent me this wonderful tray of healthy goodies in the mail!
It was nice to get a little gift without much expectation. Obviously they want positive PR, but I didn’t have to do anything to get this. It was a sweet gesture! If you want to stay in touch with what they are doing, they have a #healthyshare hashtag on twitter.
2 | bringing a little joy home.
I got these lillies the other day. No reason, other than the fact that I wanted something pretty at home. :)
3 | learning.
I love to learn about new things whenever I can. I often say I’d be an eternal student if I could afford it! Kira over at Her New Leaf posted this great list of books about blogging. I purchased “Blogging for Creatives.” A lot of the first few chapters have been things I already knew, but now I’m about 3/4 of the way through and I’m learning a lot about ways to connect with other readers and how to ensure you post good content. It’s been a really fun read!
4 | fun glasses.
I’ve been wanting to do the free 5 day home try-on from Warby Parker for a while, but finally dove in and ordered some frames last week. I ordered some that I knew would be way too hipster for me, just for fun. I enjoyed trying on the different glasses. I’m not sure that I’m ready to dive in a purchase a pair yet–maybe after another home trial. :)
5 | garden progress.
My second set of tomatoes are almost ready to be eaten! I also have several new jalepeno peppers. I think my garlic will be ready for harvesting sometime really soon. It’s all very exciting for a foodie like me!
6 | feeling great!
I’ve been faithful about hitting the gym for the past two weeks, and I already feel so amazing! I can feel that my clothes fit me better already. Now that I’m back, I can’t imagine how I went so long without consistently working out. It always makes me feel good about myself. I’m enjoying my new weight lifting routine. I can’t wait to see how my body continues to change over the next few months!
What little things are you celebrating this week?
How are you bringing a little more joy into your days?