It’s the little things in life πŸŒ·

Hello!And welcome back to the blog of Amber and my ramblings that I know you all love secretly 🀣

So, as you’ve guessed, today’s post is going to be about the little things in life, the things that are small but have a big impact on your confidence and your emotions.

Well, I’m not the most confident person in life. I find eye-contact and personal questions awkward and embarrassing as I seem to struggle to find the words to say what I’m thinking or feeling without worrying about people judging me. Now, this post was inspired by Maggie @ Dreaming Of Guatemala and her incredible blog posts that inspire me every day that I’m not the only one πŸ˜‚

A lil’ story to share with y’all…

Lately, I’ve been noticing my appearance a lot more, feeling a lot self-conscious about how I’m acting and how I’m looking (damn that pimple that will never go away… πŸ˜‚) So, I’ve been focusing on my hair, as it’s something I don’t really invest a lot of time in / take a lot of notice of *same ponytail everyday*

A couple of days ago, I was plaiting my high ponytail and suddenly I found myself twisting it into a bun and I looked up and it looked really nice. It was one of the few hairstyles that actually look nice on me. I framed my face with some hair on the side that I’m growing (my forehead looks big otherwise πŸ˜‚)

Anyways, let’s get to the point. So, when I got to school, lots of people said ‘Wow, Amber, you really suit that braided bun!’ or ‘I love your hair, it looks great!’ And I felt soo good. I felt on top of the moon, like I was a force to be reckoned with. I felt confident, beautiful and great! I don’t feel like that very often. And I realised how easy it is to make someone’s day. How easy it is to bring a smile to someone’s face, to make them realise how beautiful they truly are, inside and out, to make them feel confident and beautiful. Because we are all beautiful. Just some people like to flaunt it more than others.

So, from now on, instead of worrying people will think I’m judging them when I say ‘Ooo, I love your shoes!’ I’m going to tell people, tell them when I like their hair, when I like their make-up, because people need to know. Ir’s self-motivating and sometimes it can get you through the day just knowing that somebody out there likes you.

So, interesting subject there. A bit of food for thought for y’all.

Have you ever experienced this before? What are your thoughts and opinions?

Quick questions. Does anybody know how you change your site URL?!

I’ll look forward to hearing it in the comments!!

22 thoughts on “It’s the little things in life πŸŒ·

  1. I read Autumn’s post and now I’m reading yours haha. Is God trying to tell me something?? xd. I do compliment people all the time because it makes me so happy to see people smile and/or blush. Very nice post, Amber! xx

    1. Yep, what a coincidence, right?! πŸ˜‚ Yep, he’s giving you a coded message πŸ˜† It really does! πŸ’› It’s nice that you’re nice to people, and it’s great that you get something out of it! ✨🌷 Thank you so much Isa! πŸ’›
      Amber x

  2. Wow Amber! πŸ’ž this was SUCH an amazing post to read, I loved reading it and the message it gives out is perfect. 🌟 I definitely agree with everything you’ve said; it doesn’t take much to go out of your way and compliment others, especially when unprompted, and it can 100% boost their confidence for that day! You never know, they also might be more tempted to compliment you as well in the future ✨! (Also, I read this post in the morning, and it was such a lovely way to start the day, so thank you for that!) Great post as always, Autumn x

    1. Aw, Autumn, your lovely comments are so nice! πŸ’› I was hoping I worded it right, because it was hard to get out what I was trying to say, I was really nervous about posting this but your lovely comments re-assure me that it’s okay to be a lil’ deep sometimes 😊 Exactly, it takes 10 seconds and it’s free, it doesn’t cost you anything. But it makes such a difference and some people have no idea how much that compliment does make a difference πŸ’› Yes! You’re so right, it really boosts their confidence, especially if they are slightly awkward and really self-conscious. Exactly, when you compliment someone it also makes it easier for them to compliment you as the flow of β€˜complimenting’ (that sounds weird πŸ˜‚) has started! 🌷 Aw, that’s such a nice thing to say! That means the world to me that I’ve put a good start to someone’s day, be confident and beautiful! πŸ’—πŸŒ·
      Thank you so much,
      Amber x

      1. Amber, I always love reading your comments, they are always so genuine and heartfelt! πŸ’š You seriously are amazing at wording things right in all your posts and this post has stuck with me ever since I read it! 😊
        I must admit I get nervous at posting some of my posts, and I agree that sometimes you’ve got to take the risk! I think no matter how big or how small your blog is, you’ll always get a jittery feeling in your tummy when you post something more ‘daring’, as such! πŸ˜‚ Anyway, your post was amazing, and I loved your writing style! Have a great rest-of-the week, Autumn x

        1. Aw, thank you so much Autumn, the feeling is mutual! 😊 Autumn that means the world to me, and it’s nice to know that I have a genuine, direct writing style! πŸ’›
          Definitely can relate to that jittering feeling! But you definitely have to take the risk, because it pays off, and it makes you feel brave! βœ¨πŸ’› Thank you so much Autumn, you have no idea how much that means to me 😊🌷 Your lovely comments are sometimes what keeps me going.
          You too, to the last two days of school!
          Amber x

  3. Great post. It is so relatable. We all have bad days and just to receive a simple complement could completely turn things around. Those little things help boost self confidence, at some days I am at the receiving end so I do try to be at the giving end as well. And also, I don’t flatter people if I don’t mean it. I hand out compliments when it best suits them, this way it is more genuine and real. Have a great day.

    1. Aw, thank you Eva! πŸ’› I’m glad ya can relate, I was super nervous to post this but am really happy with the feedback πŸ™‚ It really does! That little compliment of their hair boosts confidence, self-esteem and their knowing of their beauty. It’s always good to give, but it is okay to be on the receiving end, we all need a little compliment every once in a while 🌷 Yes, you’re totally right. Din’t flatter someone if you don’t want to or if you don’t even like what you are flattering, just doing it to well be nice, because it’s important to be honest.
      Thank you for reading and for sharing you lovely thoughts, have a great day too ✨
      Amber x

      1. Anytime😊 I enjoyed the topic very well. I too struggle with my self esteem. So it’s something very personal and close to my heart .

  4. Loved this post – and I love your rambling πŸ˜Šβœ¨πŸ˜‚πŸ’•! That new bun really suits you and ur style ! It’s great how you’re taking about this on here – it’s really inspirational πŸ˜­πŸ’• I can really relate to feeling shy complimenting someone and you’ve really showed me why I should 😊 It feels great when someone says something nice about you ✨ Great post ( as always ) Isabel xo

    1. Aw, it’s good to know people like my crazy but true ramblings πŸ˜‚ It re-assures me that I’m not the only one. Aw, thanks, Isabel!! πŸ’›πŸ˜Š That means a lot. I hope to inspire people to get over their insecurities and believe they are beautiful, because we all are! It’s definitely nerve-wracking complimenting, but sometimes it can be nerve-wracking stepping out of your comfort zone and doing something different with you appearance, so we should congratulate people for doing that, whether it’s wearing a new hair-style or a new jumper, it all counts! 😊
      Thank you so much, I’m glad you can understand ✨
      Amber x

  5. Wow! You’re gonna make me cry! It’s so important and amazing how noticing the little things about someone can make their day! Especially at our age where we all feel so self conscious and as though we have to compare ourselves to others, celebrities or even other girls at school. I’m so glad you wrote about this, it’s so important that we support each other and not have to worry about what other people think!! ❀️

    1. I’ve just realised how deep this post is, I’ve really touched some people πŸ’› It really is, it doesn’t seem like anything big, or like it can make a big impact on life but it really can make their day, it’s made my day! 😊 Tell me about it, this generation is all about comparison and it’s not good for our self-esteem or mental health. Yes, somebody had to say it! 🌟 Thank you so much Kiwi for understanding, I was really nervous to post this, I wasn’t sure how people would react but people’s reactions have been amazing and I feel like I’ve really opened some people’s eyes! ✨😊 I’m all about supporting people and trying them the people who judge you are sometimes just jealous of what you’ve got, and you’ve got to lift your head up high and be beautiful!
      Thank you so much Kiwi, it means a lot that you agreed with what I said 🌷
      Amber x

  6. Aww we all love your ramblings!! πŸ˜œπŸ’– It makes me SO happy that my posts inspire you, Amber – you have no idea how much that means to me. 😍
    Isn’t it exciting to try our new hairstyles?? I’m so glad you found one that suits you and boosts your self-confidence! I like high ponytails because they make me look sporty or professional (it depends on the outfit accompanying it πŸ˜‚), wearing my hair down and parted to the side pulls any outfit I’m wearing together, and a messy bun is fun and casual.
    I always feel shy complimenting someone, because I never know how they’re going to respond. However, when I do take that chance, it is so very rewarding!! MOST people appreciate compliments, even when they don’t know how to show it.
    I’m so glad we’re both working on complimenting people more!! That’s an important part of loving people πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–
    I really enjoyed this post!

    1. I’m glad πŸ’› Sometimes I do go off on one though πŸ˜‚ It’s nice to know you guys stick with me 😊 Aw, they really do – no joke. I’m glad, because if I’m inspired, I age how many other people are inspired?! A majority of the blogosphere.
      It definitely is! It’s a great self-esteem and confidence boost, and just makes you feel great in yourself! πŸ’› That’s great! It’s whatever works for you, I’m not knocking high-ponytails – they suit tons of people! Yes, definitely, if you’re wearing sports clothes and a high ponytail it’s like the perfect combo ✨ Parted to the side, yass!! That really works for me (not allowed hair down at the school I go to… *groan*) Messy bun just gives that relaxed vibe, which also works!
      Yes, it’s really nerve-wracking sometimes complimenting people especially when they say β€˜No, my hair isn’t pretty.’ And you’re just like just accept the compliment for once πŸ˜‚ Yes, it is extremely rewarding! To you and the receiver.
      Yes, it’s a great thing to set as a goal! 🌟 Let’s hope we can both succeed at it, I believe in us 😊✨ It is, supporting and loving people, showing people that everybody suffers from the same insecurities they are experiencing πŸ’›
      Aw, I’m glad you liked it. I was really nervous about posting this, not sure how everybody would react but the reply so far has been great πŸ’›
      Thank you Maggie πŸ’—
      Amber x

  7. Oh my goodness Amber! πŸ’› This post actually made me cry 😒 in a good way though πŸ™‚ just realising all the tiny things that can make someone’s day and make someone feel so confident. Remember that nobody will judge you and that you’re beautiful side and out, as long as you have friends who care, love and support you that great. I know people are always looking for change whether it’s in their appearance or behaviour, I recently been trying out some new hairstyles, because I just got it cut and it really boosts you’re confidence when people compliment you or notice, but for those people who don’t, just ignore them, because everyone’s beautiful in their own way! πŸ’—

    1. Oh my god! Jee, I didn’t want to make people cry πŸ˜‚ At least it was a good way though 😊 It really is, it’s something I’ve never thought about or realised and well now I do, and it’s a great feeling complimenting somebody, especially when they’ve had a bad day! Awww, thanks Hannah πŸ’› That means a lot, and that’s literally what you have to keep on telling yourself. I do, they are amazing! 🌟 They are supportive and inspirational, and sometimes keep me going 😊 Yes, we are always picking out our imperfections, aren’t we?! If only we all could be content with ourselves. That’s great! I’m sure all the hairstyles look amazing on you 🌷 It’s always nice to try out something new, live a little. Exactly, I guess some people are jealous so they like to ignore the perfections in other people! πŸ˜‚ Heh, we’ll forget about them.
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment πŸ˜ŠπŸ’›
      Amber x

  8. I wanted to quickly say that to change your blog URL, go to the β€˜My Sites’ tab and click β€˜Domains.’ You should be able to do it there πŸ˜‚ I’ll comment on the rest of the post in a minute!

    1. Oh, okay, thank you so much for your help ✨ I will definitely be taking a look at that now! No worries, thank you soo much for telling me that 😊 I would end up never figuring it out πŸ˜‚ Tour a life saver! 🌟

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