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the little things | #4

HAPPY WEDNESDAY, YOU GUYS.  It's a great day ♥ 

So, I don't know if any of you have been reading my blog long enough to remember (if you do, MAJOR SHOUT-OUT TO YOU.), but I used to do posts called "the little things", and they were posts where I just listed a whole bunch of things that have been making this girl  really happy right now.  The little things, you know? Things that most people pass by, but if we really take the time to stop and live in each and every single little moment, we notice.

I feel like so often in today's society, we pass by the little things wayyyy too quickly.  AND I AM SO GUILTY OF THIS.  I love, love making lists (to-do lists are epic, yo), but sometimes I get so focused on "I NEED TO DO THIS" or "NO TIME FOR ANYTHING. WORK. WORK." And before you know it, a whole day is gone. And life goes on.

GUYS.  We need to stop and focus on the little things.  Because they're what really make life beautiful. I know for me personally, when I just stop and take the time to notice the small things...they make my day so much more brighter.  It's one of the best feelings. 

SO here are a few things that have been making me smile recently :)

+ WEATHER - If you're scrunching up your forheaead right now wondering why I put weather in all caps, I GOT YOU.  See, originally, (like as .124 seconds ago) I had 'warm weather' typed out! RIGHT? Everyone loves that.  IT'S MARCH FOR CRYING OUT LOUD.  Well, you know how I was saying the weather was having an identity crisis in the last post? WELL IT COULD'VE STAYED NICE. Today was rainy and...cold. Bleh.  But I've figured out that I actually kind of do like rainy days? They're perfect for writing and baking and good things like that.

+ Friends who GET you - This has got to be one of the best feelings in the world when you're talking to a friend and laughing and you realize that they GET YOU.  Your sense of humor, your likes, your dislikes, your preferences, your quirks--and they understand that.  BEST FEELING EVER.  These friends are the best ones, just saying =)

+ The perfect outfit - Which, also translates into making the day a whole lot more perfect.  I think it goes along with making you feel more confident, and when you feel more confident, HEY WHY NOT TAKE OVER THE WORLD.

+ Dark chocolate - THE BEAUTY THAT IS DARK CHOCOLATE.  I have...no words.  It's amazing and I'm really thankful for it !!

+ Doing what you do - YES.  I'm not sure how to really describe this one,  To me, it's just not looking to the left or right, wondering what other people think every single waking second, but instead focusing on the callings God has for you.  It's being fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.  It's realizing that life is not about pleasing other people, but doing the right.  And it's an amazing feeling.  There is true peace and joy in being fearless.

+ Peace - Nothing compares to it. And life is so much  more beautiful and amazing and lovely when there's that everlasting peace hidden in my soul.  Jesus is my source of peace, and for Him I am so grateful.  (Also, side note, but you should definitely listen to It is Well With My Soul by Vocal Point.  ♥)

+ Baking - You want to know how much I loved writing this post? I had typed baking on this list yesterday, and I'm pretty sure that just because I wrote it down and thought about it I got the inspiration today to come home and bake cupcakes. Did I have time to bake cupcakes? No.  Should I have done it? Ehh, there were definitely other things I could have done.  Did I let that stop me? NO SIR. (BAKERS UNITE)


ugh low quality pic >_<
+ Laughing - I was listening to a sermon the other day and he was quoting off statistics about laughing like no other, let me tell you.  But SOME OF THEM WERE INTERESTING.  It's insane how much laughing can improve people's health, mind, and general well being.  Like...who would have thought? It's crazy, but I am so grateful for those little moments where I can laugh and laugh (and with people I know and care about? YES). It's good for the soul.

+ Oranges - Because they're in the graphic for this post and ALSO ORANGES. They're aesthetic and beautiful and healthy and VITAMIN C, BRO.

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There are a few things I'm thankful for right now! I hope you liked this post and thanks for reading =) It makes my day.  WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN LOVING RECENTLY?? It's crazy how much the little things are the big things, right?! IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO NOTICE THEM.  What are some of your favorite "little things" in life? Sometimes it blows me away how beautiful life is.  God is good. xx 

Have an awesome week and love the little things ♥

-autumn


30 comments:

  1. DARK CHOCOLATE IS MY FAVORITE THING EVER <3

    Also can I please come over because those cupcakes are beautiful I'm crying :')

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    1. IT IS <33

      Haha, I wish I could give you some virtual ones. *cries*

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  2. I LOVE THESE KINDS OF POSTS. I love candles, taking walks to little free libraries, and having "aha!" moments. <3

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

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    1. EEEP THAT MAKES ME SO HAPPY <3 Those are the best! "aha" moments are SO AWESOME.

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  3. I really like your enthusiasm - from the very first line! Sadly, I haven't been around long enough to remember those posts. :( But I enjoyed reading through this one! You're right, we fail to notice so many small things.. and that's kind of what life is made up of. Also, yes to lists! They are good for everything. And of course - there's always time for cupcakes! Or desserts of any kind really. ;) I'll check out that song too.

    Hmm, some little things in my life recently? Hearing someone I don't really know sing/hum a few lines of a song I really like.. Support in making decisions (literally the hardest part of adult life).. Thought provoking articles.. Making walnut wafers (and baking in quantity. I just really like that for some reason.) And obviously, your post! Hope you have an awesome week too! :)

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    1. Aw thank you so much, Jessica!! Oh, I totally get that :) You could look them up in the search bar if you wanted to ;) I'm glad you liked it! IT IS SO EASY TO FORGET THOUGH, YES. Lists are the best <3 I use them for everything, to be honest. AND CUPCAKES. Dessert in any form is pretty much the most amazing thing ever <3 I HOPE YOU LIKE IT.

      I love those things you mentioned! WALNUT WAFERS SOUND SO GOOD THOUGH. How did you make them? Have an amazing week yourself, girl!!

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  4. Okay, the orange graphic for this post made the aesthetic-obsessed side of me sing x) The little things!! Yes!! So important to stop for a few minutes of your crazy life and just look around, you know?
    <3

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    1. EEEP I KNOW RIGHT? I LOVE IT. It is. And it's crazy how much we can miss them too :)

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  5. Spontaneous cupcakes are always a good idea and AND I LOVE THIS ENTIRE POST. <33

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting <3

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  6. This post makes me so happy. <3 I think my personal favourite though was "friends who GET you" because I so relate to that feeling of sharing something exciting with a friend, or knowing that you both care about or understand something in the same way. *sigh*. All smiles for this post. :)

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    1. EEEP YOU JUST MADE ME SMILE. I love friends like that too <3 They're the best. Even if we don't have a lot of them, the few of them make up for it. Glad you loved this post, girl :)

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  7. WEEEEEEP. ok ok give me a minute to collect myself oh my gooodness. *falls over*
    1. that songGG is so good. wweakwpeajfa. God is really good, you know? haehua. it is well with my soul. yo yo yo

    2. weatheR. okay so i was like, "there's totally gotta be a chill out today. there's been one almost every single day for like three months." but i walked outside and i was hugged with the warmest air in the entire world and oh man. SO GOOD. also i'm so jelly. i really want a rainy day.

    3. the friends who get you. HAHAHAHA. *falls over* man i am so thankful that it's just been making me write sappy posts to my best friend all week long :')

    4. perfect outfit = ultimate yes. dark chocolate = an even more yes. fearless and peace - they have me falling over with goodness. AND BAKING. well. i'm not a baker, but i love the food??? hahaaaaaaaaa. ;) oranges = too tasty.

    and laughing is a part of my life so yo. awfhaf.

    little things:
    -dads who work hard
    -snapchats from adelaide (they have me dying laughing)
    -small songs like marigold by relient k.
    -tastes of spring (of goodness, of God) during the evenings.

    so much love. xxx

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    1. p.s. i also saw "Go the Distance" on the sidebar from the song you linked so i was like hAHA LET'S GO and now i'm dying of the goodness in this once as well. whoops.

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    2. p.p.s. you also keep catching me on my good days so my comments turn out 103824 times longer. *dies laughing* hope you like the long ones. xx

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    3. CALLY. *falls* okay um thank you for being the most amazing person ever <33 *showers you with smiles and hugs* BRO LONG COMMENTS MAKE MY DAY SO BRIGHT. I love them. OH YES GO THE DISTANCE WAS PRETTY GOOD <3 I know right? They're so good and perfect.

      YOUR COMMENTS MAKE MY DAY THOUGH <3 Yes that song is so beautiful. The history behind it is really deep too. LIKE WOAH. weep. AAAAH YES GIRL I LOVE DAYS LIKE THAT. When you think it's gonna be horrible but it's the most beautiful and the skies are blue and the birds are singing and it should be in a book but no it's REAL LIFE <3 So freaking amazing.

      Rainy days have their place though too xD

      DUDE. Dude. FEARLESS AND PEACE AND FOOD AND ALL THE GOOD WOO YEAH. (that just rhymed waht) haha I'll give you alllll the food, don't worry xD

      GOOD. Laughing is the key to anything.

      AND OH MY YOUR LIST IS SO BEAUTIFUL <3 sobs. so much love for you, girl.

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  8. Yesssss. Friends who get you is such an important thing!
    AND OMW THOSE CUPCAKES, GIRL

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    1. Eeeep, I'm glad you liked this post!

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  9. laughing because oranges.

    and everything else but i'm too sleepy to think of something smart so i'm happy. <3

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    1. orangessss haha yes <3

      that's good and i'm happy that you're happy <3

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  10. I love reading these kinds of posts :-)
    Those cupcakes look so delicious!

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    1. Thanks for reading! They were!

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  11. I read this post on my phone earlier today while I was waiting for the train and the part you said about doing what you do kinda stuck with me. I GOTCHA. It's so awesome to just do what you do, like you said! AND HELLO DARK CHOCOLATE, love that stuff...

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    1. AW YOU ARE THE SWEETEST EVER, VANESSA <3 *virtual hugs* That makes my day honestly. I'm so glad it inspired you! It's so important to stand for what we do and not be wavered by other people's feelings. YES.

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  12. Ooh I love this post! ALSO THOSE CUPCAKES LOOK AWESOMESSSSS.

    (Also, oranges aesthetic :D)

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    1. EEEEEP YES CUPCAKES FOREVER <33

      right?!

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  13. Ok. You can always combine orange and chocolate to get... CHOCOLATE ORANGE! It is amazing and just so yummy. Wait. You could have a triple and bake some CHOCOLATE ORANGE MUFFINS!. (I shouldn't be so exited over food, I must be hungry)

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    1. haha, yeah, sounds like it! I have heard of chocolate covered oranges though so HEY whatever floats your boat.

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  14. Wow I have not been to your blog for a while; it looks so cute! :3 And I love this post--and on-point outfit means an on-point day for me too! (As well as on-point hair...if the hair ain't happy, ain't nobody happy :P) CUPCAKESS ❤ And laughter is literally the best medicine.

    Loved these little things! :D

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  15. yes yes YES.
    this was such a beautiful post!
    so inspiring to remember the joy and beauty of the simple things.
    <3
    i too love chocolate.
    i too enjoy peace.
    i too love a good laugh.

    much love to you!

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