Rediscover Your Inner Child - A Photo Diary

1st of June is a colorful and happy celebration, as it marks International Children’s Day in many places around the world. Childhood is definitely a dear memory for most of us, bringing back feelings of playfulness, joy, and freedom. We can still achieve that state of happiness, just by letting our inner child lead the way. It might sound a bit too dreamy, as you are overwhelmed with responsibilities and other grown-up routines, but at least today try and listen to what really makes your soul shine. Children see magic everywhere because they look for it. What if you would start focusing on the small and unexpected pleasures of life?

To inspire you in this matter, I asked some of my dear friends and family what makes them genuinely happy.

Here is a list filled with joy:

  •  Watching the sunrise or sunset
  • Holding hands with someone you love
  • Blowing a dandelion
  • Catching something before it hits the ground
  • Listening to a song you used to love and haven’t heard in years
  • The fresh smell after the rain has stopped
  • Getting into a bed with fresh, clean sheets
  • Hugs, hugs and longer hugs from dear people
  • Making small gestures of kindness
  • Receiving a genuine, unexpected smile
  • Watching children play outside
  • Petting a dog
  • Finding money in your pocket
  • The feeling of euphoria after a work-out
  • Learning a new skill
  • The first bite of favorite food
  • Eating cold and sweet watermelon
  • A phone call from an old friend
  • Selfless giving
  • Creating something with own hands
  • Taking care of the houseplants
  • Giving and receiving genuine compliments
  • Swinging

When you start giving daily attention to the small good things happening around you, life becomes more satisfying. Let’s rediscover our childlike wonder together today and every day.

What are your little yay moments? I would love to know and get some more inspiration.

In return, I'm leaving these happy photographs to cheer you up.

My dandelion fairy from the pictures is actually a talented photographer and friend - Andreea Popa

dandelion love