Omg it’s Christmas Eve Eve already! How? It seems like only the other day we started Blogmas and now we’re nearly at the end. You know what, even though I did find it annoying having to come up with a new idea to blog about each day and having to actually get off my lazy ass to write something, I think I am actually going to miss you. I know it’ll only be a few days before I start blogging again (most probably in the new year) but just think that’s NEXT YEAR!!!
Anyway for today’s blog post I wanted to give you a little tip which will help to make your life seem that little bit better. This is a great idea for when your feeling down or hopeless as every time I read mine it completely boosts my mood (which can seem like an impossibility at times). It’s also incredibly simple as all it requires is a pen and paper (or ya know the notepad of your phone).
I call it my “moments to remember” page but you can come up with a much more personal or creative name if you see fit. Basically all you do is bulletpoint little moments that made you smile. This could be anything from seeing an act of kindness to experiencing a favourite activity. As some of you may still be a bit confused I have listed some of mine below, I don’t have many but that’s fine as the list will grow as you get through life which is what makes it so magical:
- How excited the male Stuard was when you got off the plane in Hollywood (2015) and he said “that’s where he (Tom Hiddleston) sat” – October 26th 2015
- My A Level psychology teacher asking to see my dinosaur socks on Breast Cancer Awareness Day (we had to dress pink), I talked about wearing them the day before, so I had to take my boot off in the middle of a lesson – October 21st 2016
- Putting my stocking on Christmas Eve eve 2016 and checking inside (for some reason?!?) and finding a “simple pleasures” lip balm in there – December 23rd 2016
For those of you able to read dates you will discover that, that last one was made just today about 30 mins ago which is what inspired this post. These moments may not mean anything to you and you may be wondering what makes them so special. But that doesn’t matter. In your list you are going to be the only person reading them. This is fantastic as it shows that you alone have control over your mood and your life which may just give you enough confidence to accomplish what you need to that day.
I hope this little tip in some way helps you. And if it does LET ME KNOW. You know how much I love hearing your views (no matter how mad you may think they are).
Today I would like to talk to you about the little things. They really do mean a lot. For example when on the off chance one of you lovely people comments on my blog I cannot express the huge amount of fulfilment and gratefulness that flows through me. I am sent an email whenever I get a like or comment or new follower and let me tell you, when I do receive that email it is the highlight of my day. I don’t think most people realise how much everyone else means to them. For example I sometimes struggle to tell others (my friends and family) how thankful I am when they do the smallest things. This is more focussed on friends I feel. Your friends have chosen to stay with you, your family it has no choice. Isn’t that amazing? The fact there are people out there that chose you to enjoy themselves with instead of anyone else. I think that’s the most precious thing in the human world. The fact that unknowingly, we have the capability of completely changing another’s perspective, mood and aim. For a less uplifting example; if a person was walking along the street and you have them a compliment, said hello, offered spare change, or just simply smiled. Think of how much of an impact that would make on their day. You have no idea where there were going, could be on their way to a boring day at work and you made it a little less boring. Could’ve been on their way to a very important meeting and you relaxed them…
Could’ve been on their way to end their own life, and you made them think against it instead.
Most of you reading this are probably thinking I’m mental which I hate to tell you, also backs up my point. No matter what your thinking, I have intact impacted your day in some way. I hope this will be for the better. This little blog post has made you, my dear reader, think.
Even if that was just for a little while.
But none the less, I would like to thank you for doing so.
You see what this post is trying to say is that the little things do matter. But more specifically, thinking matters. I know that this post won’t have a major global impact and for example make world peace. But that’s not what I want, today atleast. I just wanted to remind you to think about what your doing. No, not with you lives, I don’t want to give all of you existential crisis’. Just while your talking to your friends or out Christmas shopping just think about what you do before you do something. Can you imagine if everyone did that? I know it’s a big ask because it has such big connotations.
A quote I heard the other day while watching Red Band Society had really haunted my thoughts. I’m pretty sure it featured in my other post about fave quotes: “Sometimes you don’t need to walk in another persons shoes to know how they feel, some times the best thing that you can do is sit beside them”. I don’t think I really understood this fully until now. I believe it’s saying that you don’t and won’t always have an answer to someone’s question. But there’s nothing wrong with that. As long as you’re there to listen to what they have to say that’s all that matters. Cause let me tell you, there is nothing more completely frustrating then not being able to share your thought, feeling or opinions. And it is so, so unhealthy to do so. Now reader I would like you to make me one single promise. If you have a strong emotion towards or about something. Never under any circumstances keep it inside you. You must share it. This could be you simply texting your best friend or screaming into a pillow (or someone’s face is they diserve it). Because I promise that once you do so another emotion will be taken off you’re shoulders also…worry. I hate worry with a passion. And as a fellow worrier myself I cannot express how good it feels when you realise what you were worrying about was absolutely nothing. A simple glitch in the system of your mind. Ah sweet relief, how I love you so.
I’m sorry if this style of blog post is not your cup of tea, I just felt like a change. And I’m not going to appologise for the rambles because that would be completely juxtaposing my whole point of sharing your emotion. Getting real here I do appreciate all those who read this blog because it means Im also impacting people’s lives which is just amazing. Thank you. I promise I will have a much more relaxed post tomorrow. I’ve been through a lot of emotions today for some reason and felt like I wanted to get creative with my words on my blog. Oh I do love a ramble.
Merry Blogmas Everyone!
SEE! I told you I would see you today, I keep my promises!.. Most of the time.
Anyway, Today I thought I would enlighten you on some of my favourite life quotes. This is dedicated to you if you ever have a bad day or just feel like you need a bit of a boost (I know I certainly do!). So here is a compilation of both song lyrics/movie quotes and just general people’s sayings that I have grown to love:
- For when you’re confused (unsure of how to act in a certain situation):
“Sometimes you don’t need to walk in another person’s shoes to know how they feel, sometimes the best thing that you can do is sit beside them” – Red Band Society (Another fave TV show which I forgot to add in yesterdays blog post).
” We’re not lost, we’re just finding our own way in the world” – Way in The World by Nina Nesbitt
“This right here is definitely a moment, anything could happen next” – Now is Good
- For when you feel all warm inside cause that special someone glanced at you:
“You are my getaway, you are my favourite place” – Disconnected by 5 Seconds Of Summer
“There’s a hole in my soul, can you fill it?” – Flaws by Bastille
“Wherever you are is the place I belong” – Ready to Run by One Direction
“You took a Polaroid of us discovered, the rest of the world was black and white, but we were in screaming colour” – Out of the woods by Taylor Swift
“We sure are cute for two ugly people” – Anyone else but you by The Mouldy Peaches
“Don’t need no butterflies when you give me the whole damn zoo” – Starving by Hailee Steinfield
- When you’re feeling a bit kick ass! (Literally read these every day)
“We’ll be the colour, in all this black and white” – I can feel it by Hey Violet
“Why should we care for what they’re selling us anyway?” – Listen to the man by George Ezra
“This deadbeat town’s only here just to keep us down” – She looks so perfect by 5 Seconds Of Summer
“Teenage Dreams in a Teenage Circus” – We are Golden by MIKA
“Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy” – Be Young… by The Tams
“Lets pray we stay young, stay made of lightening” – Girl Almighty by One Direction
“We’re gonna rattle this ghost town” – Anna Sun by Walk The Moon
“According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way that a bee should be able to fly. It’s wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground. The bee, of course, flies anyway because bee’s don’t care what humans think is impossible” – The Intro to Bee Movie
- And to finish off, what would this quote blog post be without the writer’s favourite quote to end:
“I have often thought that the most hopeful people in the world are the young and the drunk. The first because they have little experience of failure and the second because they have succeeded in drowning theirs!” – Thomas Aquinas (According to Sage Train)
I hope you enjoyed them! See you tomorrow and Happy Blogmas!