THE SMALL JOYS TAG

The rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who tagged you!
  2. List 15 of your Small Joys (They can be as weird, random, and silly as you want to make them!)
  3. Tag 5 blogger friends who bring you joy (and feel free to say why they bring you joy!)
  4. Have fun with it!( I 100% did)

I’m back after a series of grueling exams that have thankfully come to an end!! Ideally, I should have studied weeks in advance but procrastination got the better of me. It’s great to be back and I’ll return to posting more frequently ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you to the lovely Bayance for nominating me for my SECOND award!!! I’m in disbelief at this point and I don’t even know what to say! ๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธI already love doing tags but, this one brought me so much joy(hahaha, get it) in thinking of things that bring me happiness. Thinking of things that bring you joy is such an important thing to do and it helped me appreciate all that I have and all that I’m grateful for.

1.Waking up bright and early (preferably before the rest of my family)
Not that I don’t like my family but, I love waking up early and just having some quiet time to myself. After I shower, I turn on WQXR, a classical music radio station,( how retro of me, I know) and either read or reflect. If I wake up early enough, I’ll watch the sunrise which is such a calming experience.

  1. Family Gatherings
    This consists of everything from communion parties to a mere social outing. I just love seeing and spending time with my family which, I don’t do nearly as much as I want to. I have a very extensive family and I haven’t even met all of my cousins! Every summer, we usually go on a big family beach trip which is one of the highlights of my summer.
  1. Scrolling through the internet for memes/quotes from my fandoms
    This is a bit of an obsession of mine and one that I devote too much time to.The best way is to show you…… ๐Ÿ˜‰
Why is this so true? Dumbledore needs to appreciate the other houses more. C’mon man, Hufflepuffs and Ravenclaws are AMAZING!!

4. Summer days when the sun goes down at around 8pm
Isn’t it so satisfying when it’s 7:40 and it’s still light outside?!When the sun is out longer it makes the day feel longer(which it actually is).

  1. Getting lost in a book
    Okay, quick story-time for this one. One day(when I was younger) my mother and I decided to go to the library to check out some new books(this happens often because I go through books quickly). Anyways, I picked up some book in the YA section and just fell in love with it instantly. I decided to sit down on the floor behind a table so I could read in peace. About ten minutes later my mother had searched the entire library and had not found me. So she went up to the front desk and asked them to call my name. The first few times they called my name I didn’t hear because I was so invested in the book but, eventually I was like wait, is that my name being called?
    Anyways, I think you get the point. Getting lost in a good book is such
    a joyful experience that sometimes you stay up late just to finish it(guilty as charged).
  1. Running in the rain
    Usually, when it raining its the perfect temperature: not too cold and not too hot. The breeze and the rain falling is refreshing and makes for the perfect outing on a rainy day.

7. Writing and receiving emails
“You’ve got mail”! Okay so maybe our emails don’t say that anymore when we open them but, I love receiving new mail nonetheless! As it turns out half my mail is from sites that I regret subscribing to and another 30 percent is devoted to mail from my school but, I take what I can. While texting is more convenient and quicker for sure, I just love that in emails you can write as much as you want and it feels much more personal.

8.The first sip from a cup of hot chocolate
Full of perfect bliss because every sip after that gets better and better( can you tell I’m obsessed with hot cocoa?).

9. Reading diaries and scrapbooks from my youth
From a young age, I was invested in writing so I would write (my handwriting up until fifth grade was atrocious so, it’s a mystery how my teachers could even read my work) in numerous books about everything and nothing. It’s a total blast from the past reading what I wrote many years ago and it’s also very amusing.! The things I cared about way back then seem so trivial now but, it’s also great to relive memories that I may have forgotten. If you want to get super nostalgic and sappy and emotional, I would really recommend doing this ๐Ÿ˜‰

10.Cauliflower Gratin
The ultimate comfort food that reminds me of home. Don’t let the cauliflower part fool you into thinking its healthy because its baked with cream and cheese!!!

11.Laughing
They say laughter is the greatest medicine in the world and, there not wrong. I have been told that I am an “easy-laugher” because I can laugh at almost anything but, I can’t make others laugh often. My sister has the ability to find humor and jokes in the weirdest situations which I always find astonishing. The few times I do make her laugh are extremely rare so, I hold on to them.
Listening to peoples different laughs is also quite amusing. My brother has what I like to call a wheezing laugh and he can sometimes even full outcry while laughing. A friend of mine has a more cackling sort of laugh and someone people have such a contagious laugh that everyone around them joins in laughing without knowing why.

12.Going to bed knowing you can sleep as much as you want because you have no prior engagements in the morning
Summer vacation in a nutshell ๐Ÿ˜‰

13.Animals(baby animals specifically because, aren’t they just the cutest?!!)
Animals can just make you feel instantly better, I think its a skill that they have!

14.The idea of being locked in a library or bookstore
I often fantasize about what it would be like to be locked in a library and I have thought this through very well. First of all, I wouldn’t want any old library or bookstore because it has to be someplace where the selection of books is great and would last me the entire night. I still haven’t found the perfect place but, its a work in progress. Secondly, I would bring some snacks to last me the night but nothing that leaves much of a mess behind. So basically vending machine snacks like M&M’s and Kit Kat’s(I need the sugar to stay up and read)! But most importantly, I would bring a few sweaters and a jacket because libraries can be freezing for whatever reason!
Why does thinking about being locked up in a bookstore bring me joy? It’s an endless amount of books and, libraries and bookstores are like my second home. Do any you book worms want to join me in this hypothetical situation?
This is mainly a fantasy because what are the chances I would get locked up in a library but, who knows? Never say never!

15.Capsizing a boat(hehehe)
I am not a proficient sailor but, I love being at sea. I usually sail on Catamaran boats which are pretty hard to capsize but when it’s really windy, it’s a piece of cake. Cat’s(Catamaran) have two hulls so whenever it was windy, my brother and I would lift one of the hulls out of the water. Then the wind would push and the Cat would be vertical to the water. Contrary to popular opinion(I also didn’t know this before) but, when Cat’s capsize they don’t turn upside down(not usually at least) and stay vertical to the water. To get it back upright, we would have to pull on the netting and then jump back on the Cat.
The whole process of capsizing and getting back on a boat is extremely thrilling but; if you (like my mother) don’t like getting wet or aren’t up for an unexpected adventure , then I would advise simply sailing ๐Ÿ˜‰

Nominations: 

Everything Me xx – Everything Me xx is such a lovely blog and her photography skills are out of this world!!! Every picture is so personal and precise that you feel that you’re in that moment.

Avocado Thoughts– Sera’s blog is amazing and I’m always looking forward to reading her latest post!!! Sera always makes me have a BIG smile on my face!! Oooh, did I also mention that I’m obsessed with her blog name!  

cLuEless_CerEs– Ceres is such a genuine and enthusiastic person and her posts are always so thoughtful. Despite her protests, she is one of the SWEETEST people ever( yes, I see you there trying to deny what I’m saying).  

Elsie LMC – Lucy’s comments are always so thorough and positive and you can tell she puts a lot of thought in her comments and in every post on her blog!!Lucy was also one of the first people to welcome me into the blogosphere and reading her blog always brings me such joy ๐Ÿ™‚

Central City Girl – Brin’s posts are always fun to read and she manages to come up with such unique and creative content (tell me your secrets, how do you do that ๐Ÿ˜‰ ?) I’m so happy she decided not to leave the blogosphere!

From a stranger to you– Arena is literally a ball of positivity, always bringing so much happiness to everyone!!!! Reading her blog(or simply talking to her) will make your day TEN TIMES better!!

Okay, so for those of you mathematicians out there yes, I did nominate six people instead of the limit of five(oops, sorry about that).Each and every one of your blogs are amazing and unique and, I stay up late reading them all ๐Ÿ˜‰ Your support means the world to me and I nominate you all to do this tag if you want !!!!

XOXLUCY

Published by xoxlucy

I like to consider myself a Virgo/Libra as my birthday is on the cusp of the cutoff date so, I have qualities of both signs.I'm also a teenage girl who has never outgrown the color pink and will randomly quote from books and movies. I hate doors that open(it's so random but, it irks me) and I love traveling though, I don't do it as often as I would like to. I'm a hopeless romantic who will watch just about any romance movie. I'm also a total bookworm and when I'm not reading or thinking of reading I'm, spending time with my family or being an amateur baker and tennis player. Every day, I also strive to be a better person and to help the world out because "I must do better"(already I'm quoting).

73 thoughts on “THE SMALL JOYS TAG

      1. Ahhh, yess the sorting quizzes can be quite fickle. At one point or another I have gotten all the houses but, I think Iโ€™m primarily a Gryffindor or a Slytherdoor . Either way, you can be like Harry who picks his house ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜œ Ravenclaws and Hufflepuffs are amazing and my sister in comic bed Iโ€™m a Ravenclaw ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. I would love to work in a bookstore & get discounts that would be the life *sighs dreamily* I mean libraries are great but thereโ€™s nothing better than having your own book babies in your hand ๐Ÿ’•

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    1. Yesss, working in a bookstore is also a dream of mine!! I would love to be able to recommend books to people and discounts would be amazing! Hehe, owning books is great and in my house, I have a mini library filled with rows of books ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. LUUCCCYYYYYY….Okay lemme tell whats the thing that brings me joy…hmm…LUCY POSTING AND BEING HER LUCY SELF…youโ€™re such a bundle of sunshine and literal happiness…I can imagine how sleepovers must be the absolute besssttesssstt thing ever with you…like imagine the amount of things we can dooo…gosh I canโ€™t wait to meet you one day so we can be the happiest bunch ever๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบโค๏ธโค๏ธ

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    1. AHHHH, you have to stop being the sweetest:)!!! Your comments are always full of such kindness , I donโ€™t know what I ever did to deserve your friendship ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบโค๏ธ
      And YESssss, because when( not if ๐Ÿ˜‚) we do meet we NEED to have a sleepover and weโ€™ll probably end up pulling an all nighter๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜‚

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      1. Oooh, yes I did!! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•Lol, sorry for not responding but it was late at night and my words were not making any sense๐Ÿ˜‚ Iโ€™ll respond today ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

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  3. Awww! You are so sweet, Lucy! Thank you. And this post was so amazing and relatable – I absolutely love the feeling of getting lost in a book. This might sound weird, but I almost like getting lost in a sad and maybe a little depressing book more than others because if the author is good, it is such a unique experience and unlike anything else! Also, I totally feel you about laughter. It might be one of my favorite things to make others laugh; I love it because it’s a shared moment that makes me feel happy:) Lovely post- I will be sure to do the tag<3

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    1. Awww, your welcome and thank you for reading :)!! I canโ€™t wait to read yours ๐Ÿ˜‚
      Getting lost in sad books is such a great experience and I always like to say that sad books stay with you the longest!!!

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  4. Just give me a time and place for that bookstore lock-in ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ“š Basically counts as continuing isolation too so is good all round ๐Ÿ˜‚ I’ve always dreamed of being locked into my favourite store TK Maxx but I reckon it would be easy to go through everything in there within a short amount of time so bookshop it is instead!

    I really want to go on a small boat one day! I was considering doing it before everything that’s going on started and it’s a goal that I still hold as it sounds like so much fun ๐ŸŒŠ I love making people laugh and you’re right it is amusing noticing the difference in everyone’s laugh, mine can turn into a bit of a suppressed squeak when I can’t stop ๐Ÿ˜‚ Really looking forward to family gatherings again and for future holidays where I can travel about to see them โœจ

    Thank you so much for the nomination for this very fun looking tag!! ๐Ÿ˜„ So kind of you and I can’t wait to do it ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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    1. Awww your welcome and I canโ€™t wait to read yours!!!๐Ÿ’•
      Yess, everybodyโ€™s laugh is different and unique and hahaha, my life can often be a suppressed squeak as well๐Ÿ˜‚ I know a lot of the small joys I talked about arenโ€™t exactly possible to do right now but, whenever we get out of lockdown I would highly recommend you going sailing. Itโ€™s such a wonderful experience!! Thanks for reading โค๏ธ

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  5. THE JIGGLYPUFF MEME NEVER FAILS TO MAKE ME LAUGH. Can this be my meme motto?? Is there such a thing ๐Ÿค” I love receiving emails too!
    Felicitations, m’lady! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  6. Your small joys are so relatable and amazing!! Honestly I totally agree, getting lost in a book is the best and going to sleep and knowing there is no limits in the morning is just epic!! ๐Ÿ’• OH MY YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW HARD Iโ€™M LAUGHING ABOUT THE JAcE MEME… you know you are obsessed with fandoms when you know every single character off it though!! ๐Ÿ˜‚ I once saw this sketch where it was like โ€˜you fight like a girlโ€™ โ€˜thank youโ€™ and I was like damn that is so true: Cary Fray, Katniss Everdeen, Annabeth Chase, Teresa Agnes, Tris Prior… Iโ€™m gonna stop now! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Wonderful post ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. YESSS, I love that you also know every single character in that meme๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‚ Also that sketch you mentioned sounds amazing. All those girls are so confident and fearless so yeah ( does a dance in seat ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŽŠ)!!
      Awww,Iโ€™m glad you liked it. Thank you so much for reading ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      1. Haha! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Me too! It really is, I must add it to a post sometime! Yes exactly they are just such role models ๐Ÿ’•
        Of course Lucy! Anytime ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  7. This is one of the loveliest posts i’ve read in a long time, thank you for sharing ! And thank you so much for the nomination, that means the world to me and I can’t wait to give this a go myself! Xxx

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    1. Awww, tysm for your kinda words and Iโ€™m glad you enjoyed it so much ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• I cant wait to read your post, I know itโ€™s going in to be great ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Aww thank you:!!! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•Also I was looking for your blog but it said it no longer existed. Do you have a blog that I can follow?

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  8. I love your small joys list!!! It just shows that little things matter. This is a lovely tag! Hihi Also, I would love to join you in getting locked in a library or bookstore!!! Haha I actually read a book that is similar to this. It’s By Your Side by Kasie West.

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    1. OMG, yesssss!! I love Katie West and By Your Side was also my inspiration for the locker in the library ๐Ÿ™‚ Hahha, now I know you have great taste in books and I would for you to join me if I ever do get locked in a library๐Ÿ˜„ Whatโ€™s your favorite Kasie West books if youโ€™ve read some of her others?

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      1. Yay! I read 5 of her books!!! Honestly, she is my go-to author whenever I finish a heavy book. I love how lighthearted and funny her books are. ๐Ÿ’– I really can’t choose which one is my favorite. Hmmm maybe Listen to Your Heart and The Fill-in Boyfriend Haha How about you, which one is your favorite? ๐Ÿ˜„

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      2. Ooooh, the Fill-in Boyfriend is a good one!! I think my favorites would be P.S I Like You and the Distance Between Us. Have you read those? Her books are very lighthearted which means they always put me in the best of spirits โค๏ธ

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      3. Omg! Distance Between Us is also my favorite! haha, it’s the first one I read by her and since then, she became my favorite โค๏ธ I haven’t read the other one yet. I’m saving it haha you know! When I read a heavy book ๐Ÿ˜…

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  9. Oh my god, I’m literally rolling on the floor laughing after reading that Dumbledore meme! That’s just hilarious!!๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

    I enjoyed reading this post, and it’s made my day. Stay safe!

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    1. Omg same!!!Love the third book and the movie for that! Reading the series for the first time? Oooh also I donโ€™t want to bother you ๐Ÿ˜ซSo much happens in that book….๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜

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