There was a really sweet post on Cup of Jo this week, asking readers, What Makes You Come Alive?
The replies are beautiful and well worth a read. And since my gratitude journal app has been gathering digital dust on my phone for a while now, I thought I’d make my own list:
Rediscovering (and silly dancing to) The Ark, a great early 00’s Swedish glam rock band, especially ‘The Most Radical Thing to Do’
Painting for the first time in a long time
Vanilla soy yogurt, especially with fresh strawberries
Viewing a flat and really feeling like it could be home*
getting into a good book that challenges me (currently, that’s Richard Powers’ The Time of Our Singing)
my first morning coffee
a good yoga session and the realisation of how strong my legs have become in the past few months of running
going on Pinterest (for a good reason) and feeling that burst of inspiration from looking at other people’s art
What made you come alive this week?
*this has already happened twice before, let’s not get too excited