As you might have guessed from the title, the idea behind this post is to focus on the importance of seeking out something in life which brings you happiness; in its simplest and most understated form. I chose to open this discussion with a photograph of my beautiful puppy, Finn. He has appeared on the blog only once before, given that the majority of posts are dedicated to more fashion-related matters. However, as you know, advocateofstyle is about more than merely a celebration of fashion and style. My intention is to share ideas about how you can channel your creativity in order to make yourself feel more confident and self-assured. Finn is my greatest joy. Everyday - come rain, hail or shine -he manages to put a smile on my face. He welcomes me to the kitchen each morning; frolicking and gambolling like an excited child. He reminds me of the importance of celebrating the small pleasures in life and focusing on the things which really make you happy.
I am the most devoted dog lover you could ever imagine. I won't claim to understand how one could feel otherwise, but nevertheless, I acknowledge that not everyone feels as emphatic about animals as I do. The essence of this post is not about pets, whether you love them or hate (eek!) them; it is about seeking about a simple pleasure that lifts your spirits each day. For me, Finn is undoubtedly the best source of such joy, but for another, it may be something like enjoying a brisk walk in the fresh air, baking a loaf of bread, reading a favourite magazine or chatting with a friend over a cup of tea. I am a firm believer in the idea that we need more positivity in our lives; we are constantly bombarded with news of disasters and tragedies, adding to the emotional strain of handling life's trials and tribulations. I therefore urge you to discover an ordinary, everyday pleasure to help you to take life as it comes.