Hey, all, so I had a bit of an epiphany. Perhaps it’s because it’s getting closer to the holidays (and I’m actually really stoked to be home this year – last year I was traipsing about Italy and Germany as a full-time nanny), perhaps it’s because some conversations with Joe have made me try to get my priorities straight, perhaps it’s the phase of the moon (as a certain best friend of mine would be likely to blame). Who knows? All I know is that I’m having a slight change of heart.
So, initially, my Bits of Happy post featured some things I cared about in my day-to-day living (with a Modcloth dress thrown in, for good measure). Lately, Bits of Happy seems to represent things out there on the internet. And, as I was sitting on my computer the other night, I kind of realized: my bits of happy are near me, and around me, all the time. I shouldn’t be staring at a computer to find these things; they are right here, within my reach. So.
With Christmas fast approaching (I know, my lovely American counterparts, Thanksgiving hasn’t come yet! My apologies!), I wanted this year to be about the heart. Having lost Mia in the summer, and still grieving through this, I wanted to appreciate and take the time for people near me. Spending money isn’t important; spending time is. Things like taking the time to check out that gorgeous display at the farmer’s market, giving coupons for homemade meals during a particularly busy week, or remembering something a person said in passing – these are the things that matter. These are the things that I want to represent my bits of happy – in the beauty of others around me.
Is it cheesy? You’re damn right it is. Is it right? Yes.
In that spirit, I will still continue to troll the internet for fun and lovely things, however – Bits of Happy will now be represented by things around me – tangible, wonderful people, events, and things – and, although it may be a little bit hokey, it feels a lot better in my mind.
So, welcome to a (slightly) less consumerist Jess, and a more interesting and varied explosion of Bits of Happy. I hope you enjoy.
Ahh, now that is the stuff that makes me happy.