My Little Things

Little Things #41-50

Happy Monday! Hope this helps kick off your week to a great start!

Story Behind Featured Image (#42): This is Henry. He’s a french bull dog who loves food and loves to snuggle on people’s laps. His pouty face and whines makes anyone smile.

41. The feeling you get after you sneeze
42. Receiving a dog’s unconditional love
43. Hearing someone refer to you as their friend for the first time
44. Finding out there isn’t a back side to a worksheet
45. Turning on the TV just in time
46. Feeling accomplished at the end of the day
47. Finding out that someone likes you
48. Andes mint chocolate
49. Hearing people cheer for you
50. Finding out that something is cheaper than you thought it was

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My Little Things

Little Things #31-40

Happy Monday everyone – hope this brings a little joy to your Monday mornings!

Story behind Featured Image (#30):  Being post night shift call means catching up on some sort of sleep, doing some scrub laundry, and just winding down from your night. For me, that usually means a low key evening with friends or getting some questions/reading done with a good cup of coffee. Of course, all in sweatpants or pjs!
— Home decor from Home Goods and At Home. Friends pillow from Etsys
— Vietnamese Coffee from Eatzis
— Yes Please by Amy Poehler

31. Being able to fall asleep right away
32. Feeling confident when turning in an exam
33. The smell of a barbecue
34. Discovering a new song and instantly loving it
35. Finally remembering the word you had on the tip of your tongue
36. Tearing out a piece of perforated paper perfectly
37. The feeling of relief after finding something you lost
38. Changing into sweatpants
39. When the stoplight turns green before you begin to brake
40. When someone saves you a seat

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My Little Things

Little Things #21-30

Hoping this kicks your week off in the right way!

Story behind Featured Image (#30): Being ahead of schedule for me means having the right set up to get through my to-do list in a speedy fashion. My essentials are pictured above: macarons (or basically any treat or snack), kitty mug (from Home Goods), COFFEE, the right notebooks (from Barnes & Nobles), and I can never forget my laptop. Not pictured must-haves: water, blanket if I’m doing work at home, comfy leggings and an over sized sweater. What are your essentials for a productive day?

21. Letting your hair down after it’s been tied up all day
22. People who love their job
23. Hearing interesting stories about yourself when you were little
24. Hearing and seeing crumbs getting sucked up by the vacuum cleaner
25. Receiving an invitation
26. The smell of popcorn in the movie theatre
27. Having exact change
28. When a person genuinely asks you how your day was
29. Answering a question correctly in class
30. Being ahead of schedule (featured image)

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Little Things #11-20

Late post I know. Residency life gets really time-consuming. But here we are! Enjoy and hoping this kicks off your weekend the right way!

11. When your scissors glide across wrapping paper
12. Getting using to a cold shower…especially in the heat of Africa
13. Beautiful skies
14. When you actually like the assigned reading
15. The sound of the ocean (pictured above)
16. Walking into an air-conditioned building after being outside in the heat
17. The color of people’s eyes
18. Everlasting friendships
19. Watching bloopers
20. City lights at night

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Little Things #1-10

Whether you worked Sunday and still have to work Monday, Monday will always be that Monday. But I believe it is extra important to kick off a new week on a high note so I’m introducing a new hashtag and blog series called #littlethingswithmo. or The Weekly Little Things

What are they? Basically things or moments or feelings that happen throughout your day that makes your day better, but you may not consciously recognize it. I’ve been compiling this list of little things for around seven years so it’s quite long.

So every Sunday, I’ll be posting 10 little things from my e-mail list + my related photography. My hope is that after you read this list, you will walk away feeling inspired or feeling more uplifted! 🙌

1. Coming home after being away for a while
2. The fresh feeling after washing your face
3. Getting in line just before it gets long
4. Being in the car while it is going through the car wash
5. Finding out that you’re having your favorite meal for dinner
6. Accomplishing something people thought you couldn’t
7. The look of vacuumed carpet
8. When someone wants to take a picture with you
9. When everybody’s in a good mood
10. Immature moments with your friends

 

 

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Winter Holidays Little Things

I’ve had this idea bouncing around in my head for a while, and I’ve decided to finally act upon it. Now before I dive into this little new blog idea I have, I want to give all credit to my inspiration: http://justlittlethings.net/ [just visit her blog! It’s an inspiration and her book is a very cute gift to give around the holiday times]

Background Story:

After stumbling upon that blog about six years ago, I became absolutely enraptured and inspired by it. The idea seemed so simple but monumental – to remind yourself and others around you how important the little things are in people’s lives. The little things, to me, are tiny events or objects that occur in daily life which lead to a smile externally or subconsciously but most people don’t pass a second thought over it. At the end of the day, these little things may be the only thing that upturns a day or makes it better.

At first, I took it as a daily subconscious exercise. If something happened to me or if I stumbled across something that fit the above definition of a ‘little thing’, I would catalog it into my phone and add it to my Microsoft Word list that slowly became longer and longer. My friends caught on to what I was doing and encouraged me to share it, hence, my little thing e-mail list started. My e-mail list contained family, friends, colleagues, and professors and the responses I received were humbling.

Now six years later, I’m in the 1600s count! I have been tinkering with the idea for a while to share my little things on this blog…and here I am years later finally acting on the idea. I’ll start at my number 1 and make my way down my list in sporadic posts and everything will be tagged ‘mylittlethings’.

But in honor of my favorite time of the year – the holidays, of course! – I am dedicating this first Little Things post to the theme of the winter holidays.

Winter Holiday Themed Little Things

89. Untouched snow
144. Snow days
192. Christmas lights at night
383. Seeing your breath on cold days
385. Seasonal beverages during the holidays
392. Holiday music on the radio
400. Watching Christmas decorations go up
401. Driving around and seeing Christmas lights
408. Lit-up Christmas trees
416. Walking into a heated building after being outside in the cold
420. Singing Christmas songs with friends
425. Making the first tracks in fresh snow
447. Wrapping your cold hands around a cup of a warm drink
697. Getting into a warm car when it’s cold outside
710. Realizing the Starbucks Christmas cups are back
711. Pulling on winter boots and clothes and realizing its winter
713. Having heater seats in the car on a cold morning
729. Cold, sunny days
737. The way the house smells during the holidays
748. Christmas decorations
756. Hot soup on a cold day
758. Driving home for the holidays and then finally seeing your home in the distance
760. Watching little kids run around in their Christmas dresses and outfits and being excited for Santa
762. The sound of your footsteps in the snow
764. Seeing lighted Christmas trees through windows at night
766. Waking up on Christmas morning
767. First white Christmas
768. Christmas mail
789. Waking up to snow
794. Holiday themed cakes
1084. The sight of your name on a Christmas present
1085. The warmth of a bonfire in the winter
1113. Buying holiday scented Febreeze
1171. Putting socks on cold feet
1210. When the Christmas tree gives the only light in the room
1217. That moment near the holidays when there’s suddenly cookies, chocolate, and candy everywhere
1473. Waking up warm in the winter
1524. Snapchat holiday snaps
1545. Holiday themed meals at the cafeteria

And like I tell everyone on my e-mail mailing list, I am always open to suggestions and will gladly add it to my list! I love to hear what little things people stumble across in their lives! Leave it in the comment sections! [the odd numbering is due to how it appears on my actual list]

Happy Holidays everyone!

-M