Life is Good Because of…

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For todays post I thought I would leave you with less words and more pictures. Because it’s Friday and frankly reading is the last thing I feel like doing. I made this drawing for my mum about a year and a half ago when things were just starting to get bad. I think it was my way of reminding myself that there were still good things going on in the world even if my head felt like it was imploding in on itself. I also made one of things that make life bad… which was a lot funner to write and I might share next week.

The truth is life is good because of a lot of things, and I know that for me the things that make life good aren’t the huge achievements or exciting adventures, more often than not those things just scare or overwhelm me. For me what makes me happy is the tiny everyday things, like having a bath or snuggling my cat.  I know that sometimes you will feel so sad that none of these things will help, but sometimes just looking at a list of things that are beautiful and happy can remind you that actually everyday, boring, Doctor-Who-watching, oven-glove-wearing life really is pretty good…

Have a lovely weekend!

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32 thoughts on “Life is Good Because of…

  1. Lovely pictures they remind me of Nick Sharatt. Really clever idea and such a comfort to see so many wonderful things x

  2. I really liked that, andI think I will do a drawing myself of all the things I love. It’s always so good to think of loveliness, especially when other things are difficult. Thanks for reminding me to do this.

    You are a gifted illustrator!

  3. Hi Scarlett,

    I love this post and I think you’re so right – it is the small everyday things that make us happy.

    I’ve just started taking part in the 100 Happy Days social media challenge. If you haven’t heard about it, you can find out more on http://www.100happydays.com

    I’m only 6 days in and it’s already making me realise what makes me happy. It’s definitely the small things, all the same sorts of things represented on your lovely picture :-).

    Have a great weekend X
    @Sophie_Lives

  4. Life is good most of the time really when we are so lucky to have families who love us! More exciting than most other things! X

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  5. I can see a lot of stuff I like in your drawing! Except I hate sport. If you make a new one you should add in the royals! I LOOOOOOOVE KATE MIDDLETON AND HER ELEGANT STYLE. Unfortunately she didn’t come to my part of Australia on the tour. 😥 Also, you’ve been to Bali????????????? I haven’t but everyone I know has in my area! Does that mean you’ve been to Perth in Australia? I highly doubt it though… because Perth is pretty much woop woop.

  6. Love it as Mark Twain says:

    Life is short, Break the Rules.
    Forgive quickly, Kiss SLOWLY.
    Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably
    And never regret ANYTHING
    That makes you smile.

  7. You are so right,I get everything you say !! I too have discovered the good /happiness in the small things in of life. How brave of you to tell the world how you feel . You are helping more people than you think.
    Warm regards x

  8. It’s all about the little things :-). One of my little things will be a cup of coffee and some marmalade on toast on sunday morning. Thanks for reminding me about how important those moments / minutes are every week. :-).

  9. Adding my voice to the “I adore this illustration” crowd. It made me smile on an otherwise wretched Monday morning. ❤

  10. This is such a lovely picture. I have a bag that you made with lots of little drawings about Christmas that your mum sent me. I was blown away by it. It is so gorgeous. You should definitely see about getting them made. You have an amazing talent

  11. […] “The truth is life is good because of a lot of things, and I know that for me the things that make life good aren’t the huge achievements or exciting adventures, more often than not those things just scare or overwhelm me. For me what makes me happy is the tiny everyday things, like having a bath or snuggling my cat.” – Life is Good Because of… – Scarlett Curtis […]

  12. LOVE that picture! And what a gorgeous blog. I’m a very “glass half full” person, but in the moments when I get down (and I do!) it would be great to have a picture like this on my fridge! I too am big on fairy lights and flowers! xx

  13. How great, fun and uplifting is that?! Definitely put a big smile on my face, thank you girlie! 🙂 You are very talented.
    By the way, your blog is terrific. Only discovered it today and enjoying reading and looking at everything you post! Wishing you all the best! x

  14. You should turn this into a poster! It’s something I would love to have on my wall. Very original. Great blog!xx

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