Everyday happiness found in the little things

Each time I take it out of the cupboard I look at it.

Daily coffee


Oh how I love it,
my beautiful coffee mug! I still see it though it has been months since I got this one and I am thankful for finding it because it makes me smile. It reminds me of things I like and people I love. Often we forget about the items that we surround us with too fast. Sometimes we forget to look at our friends too. Isn’t that something that can cause divorces and tears? We forget to see and acknowledge the world around us…

I bought the txt mug this autumn at a local thrift shop full of cups, porcelain and cups. I just thought the text was very cool and full or words that I like. The more I use it and drink out of it the more I like it. And the words are so beautiful, as is the colors. Colors and words are meaningful to me, and this mug reminds me of that.

The second video in my Happiness Project videos, mostly filmed during last year:

It’s about the little things in life that makes me happy. With this video I’m trying to both express how thankful I am for the life I’m living and also looking closer at the things that surround me. My coffee mug with text for example.

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11 Responses to Everyday happiness found in the little things

  1. maria says:

    Typisk Hanna pryl ;)

  2. Dawn says:

    Such a sweet post….You are so very right, we should look at everything a little differently ~ and be thankful…little things can make us smile so easily! xxoo, Dawn

  3. ash says:

    lovely sweet philosophy!

  4. Gracey says:

    It is a very cute mug! And I agree with you, sometimes we forget to notice the little details and they turn out to be the things that make us happy.

  5. Lisa says:

    Thanks for this beautiful reminder to appreciate the little things. I was browsing around and saw your memo holder (? I think?) that you got at the flea market and painted white. I did one last year! It’s on flicker at

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisapoole/232351991/

    Kind of hard to see in the pic, but it hangs in my kitchen and I just love it. I throw my keys and sunglasses in it. :)

  6. Inger C says:

    Vilken fin kopp! Vilka otroligt roliga och bra meningar… svettigaste semestern – klassisk Punk — morsgrisen. En s?n vill jag ocks? ha :-)
    Va kul att du hittade till min blogg. Jag kollar ofta p? din. Du g?r superfina saker!

  7. Chris says:

    I love your little mug! jag alskar? Is that right? I tried to learn Norwegian once, but lost one of the disks!

    Thank you for sharing your happiness with us.

  8. Chris says:

    I forgot to post what makes me happy:

    my two nephews
    paints and pencils
    the cool mornings – mornings are the BEST
    my little dog scout (http://nobadgers.blogspot.com)
    reading
    Project Runway
    new elections
    inspiration
    people opening up
    postcards
    mailart
    my partner
    baking cupcakes
    birding
    a favorite mug

  9. Sara in WI says:

    Reading great inspirational blogs about knitting and stamping and creativity make me happy. Happy YouTubes make me happy, and sunshine and flowers and a good cup of “real” hot cocoa with whipped cream and sprinkles on the top! Thanks for sharing this great little part of your world with us….Stay Happy!

  10. hedwig says:

    Hi Hanna,
    LOVED your video, wow girl, what a beautifull piece of work!
    What makes me happy? Do you have a moment?? (there is no order in it): my girls and husband, my two cats, when my desk is ready to work on, my espresso coffee, mmmm, painting with acrylics or coloring with neocolor II, writing/creating in my journal, the sun shining, my laundry neat in the closets, NEW art material (stamps, paper, glue, YUM), scrolling on the net and being inspired by art of others, sharing art, finding a nice postcard in the mail… AND LOTS MORE!
    Hedwig
    PS i read your comment on Michelle’s crusade page. You can also use a big eraser for cutting stamps and if you want me to, i can send you the adress of somebody who has the soft cutting material in Holland.

  11. robyn says:

    How inspiring! I think I need to make a video of all the things that make me happy. Thank you for sharing.

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