This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tazo® Tea. All opinions are 100% mine.
You probably picked up on this from the whole living-in-the-middle-of-nowhere thing, but I lead a pretty simple life. And I like it that way. I’ve always been the girl who prefers to stay home in her jammies on a Saturday night instead of heading out to the local hot spot (although, there was a period of time in college…), so living in a place where nothing is open past sundown meshes pretty well with who I am.
One of my favorite things about living simply is that you really get to appreciate the joy in the everyday. I haven’t always been good at this. If you would have asked me about five years ago, I would have told you I was too busy, too stressed, and too defeated to even notice the little things—let alone appreciate them.
In fact, I think anyone who had passed a high school psychology class would have probably told you I was overcompensating for how unhappy I was by going “big” in my day-to-day life—big vacations, big purchases, big declarations. It wasn’t until I became really happy that I started to accept that a beautiful life is made up of small joys.
There are so many small things in my everyday life that bring me joy. Cozy slippers. Hitting inbox zero. Eating a perfect poached egg. Using a brand new marker. When my daughter gives me a hug for no reason. When the sun shines through the leaves of the trees. When there is something good in the mail. A perfectly made bed (especially if my husband is the one who made it). Our roosters crowing in the morning. Nail polish going on smoothly. The smell of bacon. A recipe that turns out just right. A purring kitty cat. A perfectly brewed cup of tea.
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