Good + Happy #1

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Happy Friday, friend! We made it through another week. This past week has been both long and fast. It started with new paint on the walls (we made everything lighter!) and ended with allergies. But, in good ole Taylor fashion, I’m starting something new on my blog called good + happy.

Growing up, I always thought of myself as an optimistic person. When asking friends with what word to describe me as, many said hope. I got so good at looking for good and happy things in my life. Then, in 2016 when I got hit hard with anxiety and PTSD attacks almost daily, the light in my life dimmed.

I feel like the past five years have been a battle I never expected to face, but one that I am grateful for (now that I’m on this side of it.) But, in the past year or so, I’ve been trying to do better at expressing gratitude each day (with a daily text to my sister at the end of each night) and finding the good things.

After I shared this post on Wednesday, I kept thinking about what I could share here on my blog that would bring a little bit of joy.

And so, good + happy was born!

Every Friday, I’ll share 3 good + happy things from the week. Maybe they’ll be personal things or something good I found on the internet. Whatever I share, I hope it brings a smile to your face and helps your heart feel a little lighter.

1 Going on an “Artist Date”

I just started reading The Artist’s Way this week and started doing morning pages even though I’m not completely convinced they will help me be more creative. I do love the idea of an artist date though, it’s where you take your inner artist on a date. Go do something that will fill your creative well. I went to the library and grabbed a few cookbooks then, I sat uninterrupted (Von was at her grandma’s) and read through one of them completely! It was so much fun. I’m definitely going to implement the artist dates more into my weekly routine!

2 Reading together after nap time

A few weeks ago, we started the habit of reading our library books after Von was done with her nap. At some point we’ll probably make it a “read by yourself, then read aloud” but for right now, I get to read for her. She’s usually pretty sleepy after her nap, which means we get some good snuggles. Our favorite books this week are Avocado Asks and Mae Among the Stars. I love that now that we’ve been doing it for a few weeks, Von has started to ask for me to read with her even more!

3 About Har

Okay, so this one is actually kind of sad. Really sad. I sobbed the entire time I read Taylor’s blog post. I’ve been an avid reader of The Daily Tay for several years now, and following her along on Instagram has made me love her dog Harlow so so much. It’s heartbreaking when the end is getting closer, but this post is on my list this week because Harlow has had such a beautiful + happy life and I hope we can all celebrate that.

What good + happy things happened in your life this week?

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  1. I love that you’re focusing on positive things! And reading a book after naptime is a great way to snuggle and slowly wake up. Good idea!

    1. I think it will help improve my own attitude as I do it more! And yes, after naptime reading is one of the best things we’ve done in a long time!

  2. I truly love the fact that you’re incorporating this positive series into your blogging routine. I can’t wait to read the articles each week. Your “artist dates” are such a creative idea. I definitely need to do something like that for myself. And I think it’s awesome that you’re getting more reading time in with Von! Sending you much love for your upcoming week! 🙂

    1. Thank you!! I love blogging so I was like “maybe I’ll just add the good things I’m noticing into a blog post to share with others!” I love the artist date idea (but not a huge fan of the rest of the book, ha!) but I’m excited to do more things that feed my soul and creativity!

  3. What a great idea. This definitely seems like it will be interesting to alot people. Especially me 🙂

    1. Thank you!! I’m excited to share each week!

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