Friday, November 4, 2011

microscope heart : kaylia

This week's microscope heart comes from my sweet friend kaylia, from the many colours of happiness. writing all the way from beautiful australia, kaylia is such a fabulous fixture in the blogosphere. she's honest and raw about her life, and she does it all in the most lovely way possible. she's salt of the earth, this girl, and i'm so happy to feature here today.
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Firstly I want to thank Vintch for coming up with such a beautiful little series. As soon as I read others contributions I knew that I wanted to take part and add a little piece of my own happiness into this wonderful collection.

It took me a while to decide what I wanted to write about. There are so many lovely things in life that it’s hard to pick just one, isn’t it? But, as I’m sure is the case with everyone, there was something that really stuck out for me. You see, when I was feeling a bit down, a bit unmotivated, I looked up ways to maybe make life a little more sparkly again. There were a lot of great suggestions, one of them including ‘stretch in the mornings’.
Such a simple little thing, but one that has indeed brought the sparkle back into my world.
On that first morning after deciding to try it out I got up early and crept softly into the living room, so as not to wake my sleeping husband. I pulled opened the curtains and let the early morning sunlight I often missed in my rush to get ready pour in and fill my soul. Then I began.
But there was a problem. What I haven’t mentioned is that I have two cats. Two cats that feel particularly affectionate in the mornings and who were overly excited to see me up so early. Every time I started my stretching routine one of them would bound up to me, demanding attention and tripping me up. And every time I did a stretch that required me to sit down, one of them would climb into my lap and refuse to budge.
I couldn’t help it, after a few half-hearted attempts I burst out laughing and gave up for the rest of the morning, choosing to cuddle the cats instead. And that has been my routine every morning since. I might not have gotten any more flexible, but when a morning is started with cuddles and laughter? Well how can you possibly have a bad day after that.
And all it took was that simple little thing to bring so much happiness and joy into my life. Pretty cool, huh?
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very, very cool kaylia. thank you so much!
what's the absolute teeniest tiniest thing that makes you happy? tell me here.

8 comments:

Annika said...

I seriously look forward to these posts every week! They're always so heart warming and sweet :)


A Sweet Release

Erin said...

this was too cute :) I love it!

The Soul Anchor said...

What a great guest post! Those kitties are adorable.

Blondie's Journal said...

This is so sweet! I used to exercise every morning and whenever I got down on the floor, my dogs thought I was playing!!

Very cute kitties!

XO,
Jane

Sarah said...

Awwww I wouldn't be able to resist cute cuddly kitties either =)

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

Thank you so much for posting this, you are the sweetest :) xpxp

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

I meant 'xoxo' hehe

mahaila said...

This is a sweet story:) It sounds like a nice way to start your day!

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