travel & lifestyle blog by ruth dela cruz

Little Things that Make Me Happy (Recently)

February 21, 2021

Ruth dela Cruz

Little Things that Make Me Happy (Recently)
I have been meaning to write a post-birthday blog entry, but I just cannot seem to find the perfect intro for the article.
Family, friends, 8 hours of sleep, clients who trust me, and side hustles that allow me to provide for my needs (and wants), while giving me growth and real connection.  These are the things that truly make me happy.  Everyday. And then, there are little things that make me happier. 

(featured photo from a glamping trip)

Mantra: This is the usual background whenever I do my Livestream. I keep the No Bad Vibes frame, and Nirvana Coffee Table Book. 

The caricature is a gift from my Livestream viewers last December. It is just cool to know that they feel I am adding value to their lives, and they sent this personalized gift. I really appreciate the gesture. Thank you. ๐Ÿ’–

Little Things that Make Me Happy (Recently)

Speaking of Nirvana, you might have probably heard or read that I am such a big fan of the late Kurt Cobain. So the recent Pat Smears and Dave Grohl ‘s interviews really made my day. 

New everyday earrings.  I am not planning to buy anything for myself (except for that one item I am still accessing if it would add value to my life).  I am not actually looking for new earrings, but when I saw this pair,  I just have to have it. I am a very responsible shopper, but I know it is one of the ways to use money to make me happy. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Little Things that Make Me Happy (Recently)

Letters: Letters I received from my viewers on my birthday. I love receiving letters as much as writing one. And these are 3-page letters! Really cute and personal. Thank you. ๐Ÿ’Œ

Little Things that Make Me Happy (Recently)

The Experience of Anticipation: I only get to experience this whenever I plan for travel, but since we are on lockdown for almost 12 months (and no plans of traveling anytime soon), I only get to experience the highs of anticipation through the gifts I receive. 

I always know Receiving Gift is at the bottom list of my Love Language, I still enjoy the experience of unboxing them.

Here are some of the sweet gifts I receive from my Livestream viewers:  

New rings. They know I love and always wear rings, and they gave me these! One is a jewelry set (my birthstone), and the other one is my zodiac constellation. Thank you. ๐Ÿ’– It is a really a thoughtful and sweet gesture. I know times are hard (and one viewer is even a student). So I really treasure and appreciate the thought, effort and plans of surprising me with these gifts. Thank you. 

Little Things that Make Me Happy (Recently)
You can buy Constellation Rings here:

Cakes and heart balloons! Another sweet gesture from one of my Livestream viewers.  Love that she gave me a perfect sized cheesecake, too! 

Little Things that Make Me Happy (Recently)

My relationship with friends and food. ๐Ÿ˜ One of the best things in life is to have friends who support you and you can support. They say, if you have at least one good friend in your lifetime, you are blessed. It is always nice when friends ask me what I want for my birthday (or even not my birthday). I always tell them BFF Fries๐ŸŸ and Chicharon with Laman ๐Ÿท. My friends granted them and I am the happiest! Thank you #D and #J. 

BFF Fries
Daboy's Chicharon

Thank you also to brands and friends who sent cakes and gifts. 
I am also happy to get the chance to meet up with some friends.

 (imagine not seeing them for almost a year!) 


Tagged Memories. Birthday is always a good reason to look back at the happy memories with the birthday celebrator. It is nice to see all the “tag notifications” on Facebook and Instagram from friends, and look back at all the fun / crazy memories I had with them. I am thankful to have experienced those memories with the right people. 

Props to Mark Zuckerberg for the cool Facebook feature. It might have taken me 2 days to respond to all the birthday messages, greetings, love letters and marriage proposals ๐Ÿ˜‚ but it is always nice to feel extra loved and catch up with friends.

It is weird that I do not feel the need to own any specific thing. 

Wow, is this the feeling of being self-actualized? ๐Ÿค” Haha

I feel secured with the love and relationships I have with my loved ones; and it even makes my heart full to receive love from people I haven’t even met.   It is a different experience and adventure to get this connection with  people I only knew through comments and powertaps. #livestreamerph

Life is full of challenges, but I am keeping the happy feeling. ๐Ÿ’–

Ruth dela Cruz

I hope you find value in this post.
What makes you happy recently? 

Until the next one! ๐Ÿ’‹

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *