Shopping at Kikki.K in Hong Kong was a great experience (you can read about it here), but what I love more is how their journals carry a positive message that we can always find something good or something we can be thankful for all around us. When life throws us a curve ball and we feel like nothing's going the right way, these little notebooks and journals remind us that maybe the glass is just half full.
My Happiness Is...
Is It Just Me? Sometimes it really feels like nothing is working and everyone is driving me crazy...have you ever felt that way? I use this little notebook from time to time to help calm me down.
Glass Half Full A recurring theme among Kikki.K's collections is the idea that life is a glass half full. Kristina, the founder, had a rough start on her business, but with support from her family and a positive attitude, she kept going and turned her dream into reality. This little book of happy things is an example of Kikki.K's message - It's a space for writing down happy thoughts, things that make us smile, things that remind us of the happiness around us - in big and small doses - we sometimes look past.
I Am Thankful For...
Keeping a Gratitude Journal Sometimes life gets crazy and stressful and I find myself complaining about things more than ever. I really don't want to live my life like this, so I google around and start reading about gratitude journals. It's a small and simple lifestyle adjustment that I'm willing to try. Since then, I've been starting off my day with a gratitude journal entry. This quiet moment allows me the time to slow down and appreciate all the great people I'm surrounded with. It's a great way to start the day with a smile on my face. I know this concept may not work for everyone at first glance...but do give it a try for couple weeks and you'll see the transformation.
More Than Just A Journal Kikki.K's gratitude journal is a little different or should I say a little more than just a journal. It gives me space to develop a holistic approach before I dive into writing down my daily gratitude thoughts. An example is the reverse bucket list - Writing down what I've already accomplished in life, what makes me happy, and what I'm proud of. It's a small switch in mindset - The result is a positive energy that fuels even more creativity, ambition, and curiosity.
Stay Consistent For the gratitude entries, there is one tab per month and pages for entries within each monthly tab. It helps me stay consistent in keeping my entries.
Small Reminders I also enjoy reading the little reminders at the bottom of these pages.
Inspirations And finally, the inspirational quotes throughout this journal serve as encouragement that even when life gets tough, there is always something we can be thankful for.
This one is my favorite.
Writing Down Those Random Thoughts...
This fruity-themed notebook is in the same collection as the "My Little Journal of Happy Things". It's great for writing down those random thoughts or blog ideas that pop into my head from time to time. All the cute images/graphics make it fun to use this notebook, too.
Don't Lose That Great Idea I have a habit of keeping a notebook with me most of the time, so that I can write down the thoughts as soon as they come to mind. When I'm done with my yellow Moleskin, I'll start using this cutie. And staying true to Kikki.K's positive message, words of encouragement are spread throughout this notebook.
Thanks so much for letting me share with you my love for stationery and, more importantly, some of the lifestyle changes I've gone through. I'm always looking for ways to improve myself...would love to know some of the things you practice to live life to the fullest!
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