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100 wonderful things

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Sometimes, life is horrible and heartbreaking. Whether you’re watching the news with sadness as the world grieves, or going through something a lot closer to home, it can often be hard to focus on the good things in life. And while a list isn’t going to change the word, it might just give you the breathing space you need.

For any time you feel sad, or lost, or uncertain – here are 100 wonderful things to think about instead.

Holding hands
Puppies
Freshly squeezed juice
A bookshelf full of books
Candles that smell like coconut and vanilla
Winter sunshine
Mismatched vintage wine glasses
Laughing babies
Baking
Netflix
Salty sweet potato chips
Loud music
Cosy blankets
Pink wine
Not moving from the couch all day
Movies that make you cry
A purring cat
Chocolate
Long, busy days
Rereading a favourite book
Freshly painted nails
Kissing
When a baby smiles at you
Diving into cool water on a hot day
Track pants and slippers
Mascara
Equality
Bare legs on hot days
Woodfired bread
Coconut scented moisturiser
Acceptance
Pyjamas
Cupcakes
Art
Short hair
Hot showers
Champagne
Socks
Poetry
Bright lipstick
Camembert cheese
Freshly picked flowers
Adult colouring books
Long hair
Scarves and jewellery
Laughter
BFFs
Empathy
Hula hoops
Colourful tattoos
Love
Trees
Fruit salad
Diversity
Self love
Black nail polish
Confidence
The right to vote
Cake
Walks along the river
Beaches
Roses
Pineapple
Air Conditioning
Picnics
Glitter
Tulips
Dancing
Knowing you’re enough
Working hard
Trust
False eyelashes
Family time
Naps
90s music
Sisters
Veggie burgers
Pink sneakers
Staying up late
Sleeping in
Meditones
Dreaming
Berries
Leopard print
Avocado
Crying
Cocktails
Writing
Meditation
Perfume
Peeling sunburnt skin
Popcorn
When a baby falls asleep in your arms
Cooking with your mum
The smell of rain
Sad songs
Learning
Fancy dinners
To-do lists
Community and connection

 

Feel free to keep the goodness going by adding to the list below

Apple juice
Mustang
City wine cocktails
Abundance

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The Little Shop of Plenty has been open for a year now, serving up delicious vegetarian and vegan goodies to remind the people of Perth that a plant-based diet doesn’t have to be boring.

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It has now been completely revamped – the bottle shop was gutted, additional seating added, and the place fitted out with lots of greenery, some cute booths, an open kitchen and gorgeous light fittings. With the added bonus of the garden bar out the back, Beaufort Local was born.

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