I have been reading Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project and it has been speaking to me in ways that a book hasn't really done in quite some time. I like the idea of finding little ways to make my life happier (not that I don't already have a happy life, don't get me wrong), and seeing the bright side in little things throughout the day. I think it's nice to take the time and reflect on things that make you happy. The other day I went down to the beach after work to unwind. I sat on the beach staring out at the ocean, the clear blue water, the seagulls and the otters. The beach is one of those places that I forget about (you'd think it would be hard to do since it's right there) and it was nice to just sit and be surrounded by such a vast beauty.
Getting to the main point of this post, one of the other things I've found that makes me smile are Gemma Correll's illustrations. I could spend hours perusing her Daily Diaries and her Flickr photostream. If you haven't met Gemma, I suggest you go. Now. I promise, her work will brighten your day, too.
Below, a few of my faves:
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