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Create Your Own Simple Daily Joy This Fall


On this side of the world, we are getting ready for fall.   

What does fall mean to you?  


When I was a very young girl, one of my uncles bought me a year’s subscription to the kids’ version of National Geographic.  I remember one issue in particular of a young blonde girl my age holding a huge pumpkin with golden and deep red hues of fall leaves all around her.   

It was quite a sight for me to behold.  It was visually very well done even though it was a very casual shot.

Some people may look at a fall picture like that and long to live in a place as such and even think it as an idyllic place to grow up in.  Yet I knew life is not always so simple as it is pictured.  

How? You might ask.

You see, right around those years where I was discovering the world, I came to be pen pals with a number of young girls my age.  Through our correspondence, I came to know about what life is like for my pen pals in countries such as Norway, New Zealand, Turkey and the United States.  

From my New Zealand pen pal, I learned how horse-riding was part of her education.  It was sometimes fun but there were also many times when it was not so fun.  My Turkish friend gave me a window into her Islamic way of life and personalized Kemal Atatürk’s impact on their society when I studied Turkish history in college.  My memory of my American pen pal struck me in the most emotional way.  

I could tell from her very own pumpkin pictures that life wasn’t always idyllic.  

She was matter of fact about growing up in a divorced home.  We didn’t know which emotions to use to name our feelings. I now can see that there was much pain and sadness, things I picked up because I was feeling those emotions too.

I have been working on my Simple Daily Joy store for slightly under a year.  It all started with me capturing a short clip of birds chirping in the neighborhood.  I uploaded it on Youtube and when asked to give my channel a name, I called it, Simple Daily Joy”.   Click here to find out more.

I love to learn and enjoy new challenges.  I soon found myself opening an Etsy shop against my own self-defeating beliefs that I really am not much of an artist.   For me, a truly creative is a Caravaggio, Degas, Botero or a Ho Chee Lick.

But here I am, a one person shop behind this brand concept called, Simple Daily Joy.  

I returned to a few of my original roots lately.  One of which is making handmade cards.   

Ivy handmade card

It is not very smart business. Unlike my other products in which I use a professional printer, these handmade cards are made out of my kitchen table and are truly one of a kind.  But that is what simple daily joy is about.  The willingness and determination to create simple joy in my everyday life, no matter what.  

So this fall, not only am I reflecting, 

I am also letting go and 

falling into the beautiful

 things that life has to offer. 

Joy can be simple, no matter what, on a daily basis.

Go ahead,  tend to something lovely.  Create beautiful things.  Share that joy of yours. 

I hope this blog article gives you fresh ideas for simple daily joy.  

Find Simple Daily Joy products at my online shops: 

Etsy . 


I hope you find something you like there.

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