Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Things that have made me smile lately

I am a big fan of enjoying the small things in life. And I thought why not share?
So here's a few things that have made me smile lately.

  • Morning walks at the beach when there are not that many people around. Feeling my feet sink into the soft silky sand, letting the waves wash over my feet. It's like meditation. The sea washes away all stress and negative thoughts, and reminds me of what is important in life.

  • Buying beautiful inexpensive flowers. I am used to flowers being such a luxury from Norway (very expensive) and it's true joy to be able to buy a bouquet of such beautiful flowers for only €1.60!
  • A guy who took his whole cereal bowl to the beach in the morning for breakfast! Why not? Maybe I should start taking my own breakfast to the beach? Is there a nicer way to enjoy the first meal of the day? 
  • Coming across the table of free books. I got two books in Norwegian. It's incredible how wonderfully relaxing it is to read in Norwegian now that I don't really ever use my own language. To not have to think, just let my eyes run through the words and let the story be the focus, not the language. If the table remains, I will take these books back there when I have read them

  • Passing by the wall of Mumbai Sunset- always a pleasure. Every Sunday night a new positive quote is painted, and it's always exciting to see what this week's quote will be. Some are better than others, but I still enjoy looking it up every week.
  • A lovely hike to one of the 'mountains' of la Isleta, with views over both sides of area of el puerto in Las Palmas. The port on one side, and Las Canteras beach on the other. I hadn't seen it from this perspective before, so that was really nice. 
  • Looking at old photos and realizing how many wonderful experiences and memories I have wherever I go in this country. It's incredible how this country keeps bringing me so much joy wherever I go, so much beauty and so many lovely moments. Thank you, Spain!
What have made you smile lately - share the happy moments! 

12 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL post!! I'm a big fan of appreciating the small things in life too, often you don't need to look far to find something beautiful in your life or surroundings. I especially loved the picture of the guy who took his breakfast to the beach.

    My happy moments? The last days of winter (I kind of hope spring IS coming...) in the mountains, the views of Lofoten on my recent work trip, the laughter of my little girl... There are many! Thanks for sharing this, kind of needed it today! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Satu! I loved the breakfast-at-the-beach-guy too! Such an unusual thing to see, but a great idea!
      Work trip to Lofoten? That sounds VERY good! Thanks for sharing your happy moments!

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  2. Lovely post! I love that your blog reminds me daily to take in and appreciate my surrondings. Though I have to admit I am envious of a morning beach stroll!

    Have an awesome day!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Patty! Wish you an awesome day too!

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  3. Lovely post - I enjoyed that a lot and felt quiteinspired by a couple of the ideas - to take breakfast outside is a bit of an effort but so worth it! And to have a stall of free books. and the writing on the wall. Glad you are having a good time. I am very impressed that you hardly speak Norwegian - I am very lax at the moment with my Spanish and Catalan and am talking far too much in English. good for you! love Kate x

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    1. Thank you so much Kate!
      The no speaking Norwegian is not really a choice, I don't know any Norwegians here (not in Barcelona either) so it's all English and Spanish for me. At least I get to practice two foreign languages, so that is good! I am grateful for that. xx

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  4. :) Jeg er glad du har denne bloggen. Det er godt å se du har det fint. ;) Skulle så gjerne kommet nedover . Savner deg... Thea

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    1. Tusen takk Thea. Kjempekoselig å vite at du titter innom :) Det hadde vært enda koseligere om du kom hit på ordentlig såklart! Savner deg også!

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  5. Spring is here and seeing all of my trees fill with flowers makes me smile.

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    1. I can certainly understand how that would make you smile!

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  6. #1: You. You make me smile. A lot!
    #2: Your morning walks on the beach...and the thought of walking with you and enjoying the amazing conversations I KNOW we WILL have (someday!).
    #3: SUNSHINE! Spring has finally arrived in Eastern Washington and I'm sooo happy!
    #4: Did I mention you? Love you!

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