Let's, Just Go With It.



Do you ever get that old feeling? Like the first time you were left home alone by your parents, being able to dance and sing around the house to your hearts content. Feeling dead happy (and secretly quite proud of yourself) that you'd been finally trusted to step up and be all by yourself for a few hours?

Or when you were getting ready for your first 'proper' night out. You tried on about 27 dresses, had gone through shed loads of hairspray and make up, and hadn't quite mastered the art of walking in 6 inch heels just yet. But to you, this felt great and you had no reservations about anything other than what an amazing time you were determined to have with your friends, feeling like the grown ups you were... obviously.

Or what about something completely different? Like think about Christmas. Whether it be remembering how magical it was when you were oh SO excited for Santa Claus to arrive, hoping for a white Christmas just for one year. Or maybe more recently, sat home with your family, by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate and you get that little tingly feeling inside and you can't help but smile to yourself.


Yesterday had been a lovely day, I'd ventured to work without my coat for the first time this year, and the sun had been shining all afternoon. I'm very lucky to be able to live where I do. The docks are right on my doorstep and evenings like last were pretty perfect, I was able to get home and go sit out on the waterfront for a while (before the sun actually disappeared and I was then frozen. I can confirm it's still spring guys...), watching the sunset over the water. I had the sound of music playing through my headphones, and I just sat and watched. Sat and watched the sunset, watched other people, wondered what had brought them to this very place at this point in time. I found myself just smiling. I was happy.

It's the little things like this that I think matter. They're normally the things that we remember.

It could be some kind of wonderful thing of natural beauty that you spot, an act of kindness that you've seen or received, or simply reminiscing to back when you were 17 again, that could bring a smile to your face.

Whatever it is, write it down. Write it down so that those times when you're feeling particularly down and not quite feeling yourself, you can look back in this little book, and it might hopefully bring that smile back to you, even if it's just for a little while.

There are still going to be times when you feel completely clueless, when you're having a terrible day and everything just makes you think, well, that's just my luck, you feel utterly trapped by everything around you and you just don't know what to do or how you're going to pick yourself up again.

I've started to do this recently in the notebook that I bought myself from Paperchase after someone suggested it to me a while back, and do you know what, it actually helps.

Life is beautiful. Sometimes we just don't notice.

Soph


P.S How many movie titles did you spot in this post?

P.S I love you... all ;)

P.P.S No judging my film choices guys.

EDIT: Please click here for the full list of movies hidden within this post!

25 comments

  1. What a lovely read :)

    www.ohjanuary.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. This post is beautifully written! Love it!
    Btw, I spot 27 Dresses, Hairspray, 17 again, Step Up, Home Alone. Is there more? <3 <3

    xx
    GARNETIA

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    1. Ah thanks Tia!

      Haha, there's a few more! Click on the new link at the bottom and have a look! :) xx

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  3. Having a happy notebook is such a lovely idea, I love it! I always think that it's the simple things in life that make us truly happy. Yes, having a new car or a new dress is nice but it's always the things that don't cost a penny that you treasure the most, the memories and the good times :) This was such a lovely post! :)
    Nicole xx / Life in Ginger

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    1. Exactly, I don't think I could have put it better! Thanks Nicole :) xx

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    1. Oh thanks Jessie, you're so lovely! :) x

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  5. I've had a couple of these moments lately and I hadn't thought of writing them down but it's such a simple and magical idea :)

    Thank you writing this, it's a beautiful post!

    Liza x

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    1. Start writing them down! haha, it really does help :)

      Ahh it was my pleasure, glad you enjoyed it! xx

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  6. Practising gratitude is so important I think. I have a notebook in my bag where I can jot down anything that makes me happy, then I put it all into a blog post every Sunday! Where you live looks beautiful, there's no wonder it makes you smile!

    P.s I spotted 13 - Home Alone, 27 Dresses, Hairspray, No Reservations, White Christmas, Santa Claus, Frozen, Sound of Music, Some Kind of Wonderful, 17 Again, Clueless, Just My Luck and The Notebook. (I don't know if this makes me really sad or a movie genius) aha x

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  7. Practising gratitude is so important I think. I have a notebook in my bag where I can jot down anything that makes me happy, then I put it all into a blog post every Sunday! Where you live looks beautiful, there's no wonder it makes you smile!

    P.s I spotted 13 - Home Alone, 27 Dresses, Hairspray, No Reservations, White Christmas, Santa Claus, Frozen, Sound of Music, Some Kind of Wonderful, 17 Again, Clueless, Just My Luck and The Notebook. (I don't know if this makes me really sad or a movie genius) aha x

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    1. That is such a good idea to put it on your blog too! I love it! :) haha thanks Eleanor, I am quite lucky! :)

      You did really well! There's a few more though! Check out the link at the bottom and see what you got! :) x

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  8. This is such a lovely post & perfect post :)
    I do the exact same, I actually have a diary to write everything down in when I'm feeling happy & when I'm feeling sad.

    I spotted a couple Home Alone, 27 Dresses, Santa Claus, Frozen, 17 Again, Clueless (One of my favourites!) , Just My Luck & The Notebook (Another one of my favourite films)

    x

    http://lsbyx.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks Kerri! It helps doesn't it? :)

      Have a look at the link I've added and spot some of the others now! :) x

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  9. What a wonderful post. Overlooking the little things is such a big no-no to me! Those are the things that continuously keep us ticking over with happiness juice I say. The not wearing a coat thing is so exciting for me too, dare I say it, but I got my legs out in a summer dress this week (albeit the rain has come back with a vengeance today!)
    What a lovely little post ❤️
    Bee xxx
    QueenBeady.com

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    1. Thanks Bee! Happiness juice - I like that a lot! haha yes! It might have well have been summer! xxx

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  10. This was such a beautiful post, well written and I was able to picture so many things! I remember my first night out I started to get ready at about 9am I was that excited! Is that a picture of the River Mersey? Looks like the Albert Dock? Lovely read :)

    Rebecca | Rebecca Marie: UK Lifestyle xxx

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    1. Thank you Rebecca! haha, it's quite funny isn't it when you look back only a few years ago!
      It is! Are you nearby? :) xxx

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  11. I love this. I really try and write 10 happy things posts where I remember these little happy things. I try and do these more often when I'm feeling down. It's so nice to reflect back on those nice times x

    Jasmin Charlotte

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    1. Thanks Jasmin! It is lovely isn't it! x

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  12. I got 14 I think. How many are there? This was so fun, I hope you do more haha!

    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine

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    1. 22 I think! haha, good! I'd not thought of doing more but I might! x

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  13. What a lovely and enjoyable read!

    I nailed the film references as well ;)

    http://blessedbymeow.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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