My Favourite Things Tag

my favourite things tag

hey guys!

I hope you’re all happy and doing well!

I’m so sorry I didn’t post in over a month but school started and stuff so I got busy and then I was so sure that I posted something but then checked back to realise that I didn’t so that really was disappointing.

Anywayyyss, about a month ago the super amazing Jasmin kinda tagged me to do the ‘my favourite things tag’ and it’s pretty cool so I’m excited ☺️

Rules:

Thank and link back to the person’s blog who tagged you!
Thank you so much Jasmin for tagging me! Tags are always super fun to read so I’m happy I get to do one.

Thank and link back to the person’s blog who started the tag!
Thank you to Beth for creating this very cute tag! It’s such a cool idea

Write about eight of your favorite things in your post!

Add at least 2 pictures or gifs in your post that is related to your favorite things.

Tag eight people at least! (If you don’t know eight blogs to tag just tag as many as you can)

Put the eight rules in your blog post!

Include the picture above for the beginning of your post!

Have fun!!!

*disclaimer: most of these pictures do not belong to me*

1. Music

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I think by now basically everyone knows that I love music with my whole heartttt 💖 . Listening to music, playing it, making it, all of it is just so magical ahh. It is one of the most amazing things ever and you can go ahead and fight me on that heh.

2. Friends and Family

Hanging out and talking  to family and friends is so much fun too. The best thing is when you all laugh so hard that you can’t breathe or talk and anything anyone does just makes it more funny. Even when we started online school, me and my friends have zoomed many times and literally even watched a movie together on video call. It took ages to set up but it was fun anyways sooo.

3. Autumn

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It’s nearly autumnnnnn ahhhhhh. Apparently autumn *officially* starts on September 22 this year so that’s on Tuesday yay. It’s in my opinion the best season because it’s so cosy and not too hot but not too cold. I’m probably going to write a whole post about autumn soon so be ready for that.

4. Pretty Things

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This is the weirdest thing on my list because it really makes no sense. I just love like pretty necklaces, places, people, dresses??? You deserve a round of applause if you understand me because I made no effort to explain it.

5. Taking Photos

I always take a bunch of pictures and videos when I’m with my friends or family and then they’re like “Hreem stop taking so many pictures”. But then the same people beg me to send all the stuff to them a couple months later. Really love that. I also have a really cool polaroid camera (not the instax ones, the polaroid originals ones that are bigger and look kinda similar to the old cameras) and it’s such a rush taking one of those and then waiting for it to develop. It’s just been lying around for the past 6 months because of the lack of cool things happening 😦

6. Baking & Cooking

Me and my mom always bake stuff like cupcakes and cookies and stuff which do turn out weird sometimes but majority of the time they’re so goood. I also like to cook and help my mom make stuff but I’m not as skilled at it so I do it a bit less. Basically anything involving food is perfect.

7. Flowers

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Flowers are so pretttyyyy. So I guess this should technically count as pretty things but I wanted to make a different point for it because like … flowers dude. We don’t actually have a wide range of flowers growing wehre I live because it’s way too hot so I have to settle for pictures of flowers instead. It’s ok, pinterest is close enough.

and finally…

8. Reading & Writing

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I’ve always loved reading stuff like books and poems but right now I don’t really have any new books to read which sucks. Comment any suggestions if you have! I also love writing things like my journal and (you’d never guess this) my blog! My three year blog-iversary is in like two months, wow.

So those are a few of my favourite things!
I hope you sang that to the tune of the song in your head. If not, what are you even doing? This was actually super fun so thank you Jasminnn!

I don’t think I can nominate 8 people to do this but I’ll see how many I can haha:

Aaand that’s all for today.

I really hope you enjoyed my post almost as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Comment what some of your favourite things are and what things we have in common, it makes me so happy 😊

Love, Hreem xx

(p.s. It’d be awesome if you could check out my covers )

 

Who Knows Me Better feat. Maia & Simmy

(sorry maia for the not-so-flattering pics)

hey guyyys!

Hope you’re all safe and happy and physically distancing as much as you can!!

I can’t believe we’re already halfway through July, this happened waayyyyy too fast and I just don’t approve of it, I really don’t.

Anywayss, this post is kinda like a conpetition between two of my friends, Maia and Simran (you might know them from my wrap-up post 🙂 to see who knows me better. I chose them two because I feel like they know me basically the same amount so neither of them really have much of an advantage.

We did all of this on a video call #justquarantinetings and it was actually a lot of fun so I hope you enjoy reading this too!

 What are 3 items I always carry with me?

Maia: phone, hair tie, lip balm
Simmy: lip balm, phone, earphones, mask (lol an extra point for mask cause I didn’t think of it)
My answerphone, lip balm, hair tie, earphones

What toppings do I have on my pizza?

(they really struggled with this for some reason which I found hilarious)
Maia: olives, mushrooms, peppers, onions
Simmy: olives, capsicums, mushrooms, onions
My answer: olives, mushrooms, capsicums, onions and TOMATOES. They literally couldn’t get tomatoes even after I gave them hints and after Maia went through everything in her fridge she still didn’t get tomatoes. Maybe I’m just the weird one for having tomatoes on pizza.

What’s my dream job?

Maia: a popstar
Simmy: a singer
My answer: a singer. They know me so well *wipes tear*

If the whole world was listening to me at one go what would I say?

(point goes to the answer I like better)
Maia: “Follow my blog and insta, get me Taylor Swift’s number, #swiftiesforlife and I love you Taylor.”
Simmy: “Taylor Swift You Belong With Me.”
I choose: Maia. They really exaggerated how much I like Taylor, I seem like I would probably stalk her but trust me I’m normal(-ish).

What are my favourite scents and/or a perfume that I like?

Maia: warm vanilla sugar, peppermint swirl, frosted coconut snowball, lavender, rose.
Simmy: warm & cozy, a thousand years, lavender, orchid, mint.
My answer: vanilla, lemon, lavender, all the perfumes were right except for a thousand years, I’ve literally never worn that.

What are my top 3 ice cream flavours?

Maia: cookies & cream, strawberry, brownies.
Simmy: love potion, rainbow sherbet, mango.
My answer: love potion, mint chocolate chip and rainbow sherbet. I guess Simmy would know this more because I’ve never really gone to have ice cream with Maia.

What is my biggest fear?

Maia: being alone
Simmy: being alone
My Answer: being alone. So yeah they clearly already know that and I love how they both answered it in the exact same way lol that really made me laugh for some reason.

If I could only listen to 3 Taylor Swift albums for the rest of my life what would they be?

(I was honestly hoping for one of them to say “hahah that’s a trick question you can’t just choose three” but unfortunately that didn’t happen. *wipes another tear. out of sadness this time* So I had to overcome my indecisiveness and pick 3 because I know (correction, HOPE) a situation will never arise where I’m only left with 3 of her albums. Ok let’s move on)
Maia: Lover, 1989, Speak Now
Simmy: Lover, reputation, Fearless
My Answer: IT WAS SO HARD FOR ME TO PICKKKKK. but in the end I went with Lover, reputation and Fearless because they have the most different sounds. *I’m so sorry Speak Now, 1989, Red and Debut, I really feel bad*.

If I’m on Netflix right now, what show am I watching?

Maia: Fuller House, Friends and Gilmore Girls.
Simmy: Friends, Jane the Virgin and Fuller House.
My Answer: Friends, Jane the Virgin and Brooklyn Nine Nineeeee. Can’t believe they forgot that. Also idk why Maia said Gilmore Girls, I literally stopped watching that like 2 years ago lol.

finallyy….

What is my favourite inside joke of ours? (haha none of you will understand this sorry ’bout that)

Maia: Rackets, Simmy is irrelevant, ook.
Simmy: all of them, they’re all too funny (couldn’t she have said something along those lines for the albums???) ok fine rackets.
My Answer: It was hard to pick but I went with rackets, ook and knocked up (don’t even ask).

So the winner of this was …. drumroll please …. Simmmyyyy with 20 points. Maia had 19 points which wasn’t that far behind so I’m quite proud of both of them.

If you made it until the end of the post I salute you and thank you very much for doing that. Comment down below about what your answers would be to some of these questions, if we have any answers in common or literally anything else! I really love reading your comments so don’t forget to leave one 😉

Love, Hreem xx

(p.s. please check out my covers it would mean the world 💖)

My Favourite Characters

hey everybodyyyy

Thursday was my last day of MIDDLE SCHOOL

Wow that’s the weirdest thing ever. I definitely do not think I look or act like a high school girl yet. Hopefully I glow up a little bit before school restarts.

I was actually kinda sad about school ending because I really liked a lot of my teachers and my classes and everything and also because I didn’t really get to spend as much time with them. I was just getting to the point where I started to enjoy school but I guess it wasn’t meant to be lol. I’m most mad that we missed spirit week dude, I love spirit week.

Anywaaayysss.

I thought it would be a fun idea to make a post about some of my favourite movie/tv show/book characters and how I relate to them or what we have in common so yeah here it is!

*After writing this post I realised that they are all female characters and I apologise for that*

rachel, phoebe and monica

Firstly we have Monica, Phoebe and Rachel. Truly an iconic trio. They are all funny and have interesting personalities (especially Phoebe) and I really love Monica and Rachel’s style. I mean their outfits are basically always on point. I relate to Rachel because she’s sensitive and cries for little things and so do I (hate to admit it but … oh well). For Monica I guess we both like things to be organised (but I’m a little less extreme) and we’re also people pleasers lol. I’m not sure I have much in common with Phoebe because she’s honestly super unique. Ooh wait Phoebe and I both play guitar yayyyy.

gina

Next is Miss Gina Linetti from Brooklyn Nine Nine. She is a true queeeen and is never not iconic. I don’t think I’m similar to her in any way because she’s super confident, and me…not so much. I’m also sarcastic at times but I don’t do it that well.

hermione

Hermione Grangerrrr. You could never miss her in a list like this because she’s brave and smart and a great friend and just an amazing person in general. There probably wouldn’t even be a second book of Harry Potter without her because she literally helped them get out alive. Plus Emma Watson is suuuuper awesome too so *insert shrugging emoji because the actual shrugging emoji comes out weird*

lara jean

And finally, the one that I relate to the most is…Lara Jean Covey!! Honestly, who doesn’t relate to her, she’s a whole mood. She’s introverted, reads a lot and daydreams impossible things. Guess who else does! Hint: me. Also her room and her outfits and everything is so cute and you can’t deny that.

I hope you enjoyed reading this and kinda getting to know a bit more about me???

Let me know some of your favourite characters, characters you relate to or even just how your week has been because I always love reading your comments! 💖

Love, Hreem xx

(p.s. please check out my covers)

 

First Half of the Year Wrap-Up

hey guys!

I hope you’re all happy and smiling and just feeling (at least) okay.
I know some really bad things have been and still are happening so hopefully everyone is safe.

I always love doing those monthly wrap up posts but there wasn’t enough stuff going on my life each month to actually write a post about. So I decided to do one for these past six months hahah. Honestly it was even hard for me to find the highlights of half the year so please appreciate it no matter how uneventful it may be.

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The first exciting thing to happen this year was Taylor’s documentary ‘Miss Americana’ which I have already talked about in another post so I won’t be repeating myself, although I would love to. I can almost hear your sighs of relief and I must say I’m quite offended. But we got so much content this year which I am extremely happy about. For example the One World Together concert, City of Lover Concert and stuff. Let’s move on.

Before I talk about this can we first have a little flashback to the times where I edited every. single. photo with this very aRtSy paint brush thing. I actually kinda want to bring it back lol. Anyways, here is me and my friends going to the mall for no reason (before corona, obviously). Simran tried a frappuccino I recommended, Maia is dangerously obsessed with animal crackers and I just exist. You have no clue who they are but I’m sure you can figure out from context.

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This picture is here just to show you that my very strange friend eats cheetos with chopsticks. I don’t even understand humans anymore, like???? Plus I still don’t know how to hold chopsticks properly so there’s a hint of jealousy there but this isn’t normal behaviour.

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We had international day in school! It was literally so much fun and me and my friends ate so much. Plus we got to dress up so I’ll take any excuse for that. One or two days later our school was like wow having such a big gathering probably wasn’t a good idea. Also here is like the first pic I posted where you can see my teeth post-braces yayyy.

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I just looked at the date of when this was taken and realised that at the time I had no idea that in four days I would have my last day of year 9 and I would proceed to not step foot out of my house for like 3 months. To be so innocent. Also they spelt my name wrong, obviously, but this is the closest they’ve ever got to spelling it right. I have a whole album on my phone of the different ways Starbucks has spelt my name. One example is Rem (???)

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This is the okay-est photo that I had taken of the rain. It rained very much this year and I am so (pleasantly) surprised. I am in love with rain so the 4 or 5 times it rained this year were the highlights. *people living in England are like 😳* It even rained in May which means something strange is going on this year, as if we couldn’t tell already. I forgot to mention that there was also hail!!! Closest we’ve ever gotten to snow in Dubai.

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I made eggless tiramisu!! I am now regretting not taking a better picture and realising just how terrible the quality of this picture is. Aside from that, the tiramisu was delicious *chef’s kiss*, this is the only recipe I can make by heart. If you want me to share the recipe please let me know because I’d love to ♥️

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The last part of my post is one of my biggest achievements: In the last 6 months I have listened to 107 hours of music. Ikr, what do I even do with my life. A lot of things actually, I just do them while listening to music. These are the top 8 artists I listen to apparently and I’m super confused at most of the numbers here. I mean, I don’t remember listening to Halsey or Harry Styles this much. It’s ok though, it was still awesome.

If anyone has made it to the end of the post THANK YOU SO MUCHHHH ♥️♥️♥️

Tell me about your highlights in the comments or literally just chat with me it makes me very happy 🙂

Love, Hreem xx

(p.s. it would mean the world if you checked out my covers)

Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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hey guys!

I hope everything is going okay and that you are, staying home.

I know it’s really boring being at home but it’s better to be bored than get the virus, I’m sure. Plus there are so many people working on the frontline who are doing so much that it’s rude of us to go out and risk everything.

Since you have so much time at home here is a really great, eggless recipe for chocolate cookies that I really love and you probably will too. It’s really not that hard so try it!!

Serves: at least 12 (depending on the size) || Time: 50 mins || Difficulty: Medium

You’ll Need:

  • 1 and 1/8 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips

How To Make It:

  1. Firstly, make sure to preheat your oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Mix all of your dry ingredients together in a large bowl and then keep the bowl to the side.
  3. Beat your butter, vanilla extract and sugar in a smaller bowl. Once it is much softer, add in the milk and mix until softened.
  4. Add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients and mix them together until they form a dough. Then fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. To make sure the dough isn’t very soft, leave it in the fridge for about 20 mins.
  6. Once the dough is cool, make small balls out of the dough and place them on the baking tray, slightly pressed down with enough space between each cookie.
  7. Bake the cookies for around 10-15 minutes but not too long or else they’ll be too crunchy.
  8. Eat them whenever you want! But obviously not as soon as they come out of the oven because that’ll burn.

I hope you try out this recipe because it tastes really great and it’s not too difficult. If you do try it, please let me know how it went ☺️

Love, Hreem xx

(p.s. it would mean a lot if you checked out my covers)

 

 

Quotes I Like

hey guys, hope you’re all doing well!

Is this title kinda boring? I think so.

I got the idea for this from one of my friends but basically I am going to share with you some quotes that I found on pinterest that I really liked or I found unique or motivational or anything like that. I hope you like them too ❤

be excited

This is a really great post because you can literally choose what makes you happy! And it’s not only huge things that make you smile, it can literally be anything. I mean, just yesterday I found out one of my friends liked some songs I recommended to her and that made me feel really nice for some reason.Get excited! For everything!

pretty

This quote kind of ties into the whole concept of ‘beauty come from within’, and that’s because it’s true. I mean, if you have a very pretty face people will be like “oh yeah she/he looked really great” but you’re just attractive/appealing to their eyes. If you treat others with kindness and love you’re appealing to their heart.

react

To me I guess this kinda means don’t only do things for other people, do things for yourself and then if other people see it that’s just a bonus. Remember, you are not measured by how people react to you.

ruler

I don’t know how to explain this very well but I just get it. Basically, just because someone has achieved something by now which you haven’t, it doesn’t mean you have failed. Set goals and achieve things without comparing it to how or when other people have done it.

stranger

You have seen your face your whole life so you are used to it and it all looks just normal to you. And as humans, the thing we like the most tends to be our newest thing so naturally your face might not look amazing to you but to someone who’s never seen you before you could look very beautiful.

admire

This quote doesn’t just apply to looks, it applies to everything. Like, if you love to dance and you see someone who dances really great, that does not mean that you aren’t good.

fearless

I saved my favourite one for last!! Just because you have fears and doubts it does not mean that you aren’t fearless. Fearless is having lots of doubts and being really nervous but still jumping in spite of all of it. ♥️♥️♥️

Hope you enjoyed reading 😊

Love, Hreem xx

(p.s. please check out my covers)

What To Do While We’re Quarantined

hey guys!

I hope everyone is happy and healthy right now 🙂

I haven’t met anyone outside my family for a while (I’m being dramatic, just like 10 days) but honestly I’m not complaining. I’m an introvert so I’m in my room its a typical Tuesday night I’m listening to the kinda music she doesn’t like… sorry I got carried away. Do I talk about Taylor Swift too much? yup. Do I care? not at all. *go stream You Belong With Me*

social distancing
the social distancing at the beginning of this video is a great example of what you should do. What happens in the last 10 seconds of the video is exactly what you should not do.

Let me just get to the point before I think of 5 more song lyrics and a story from year 7 hehe.

So, since we are all at home and pretty bored I’m assuming, here is a bunch of fun or new stuff for you to try if you have no clue what to do. Check them out incase you find one of them interesting 🙂

Learn an Instrument

Before this whole thing happened I started learning to play the keyboard so now in this break I got to practice a lot more and learn some new songs which was really fun. If you think it’s hopeless and you are terrible at music, atleast give the ukulele a go.

Organise Your Room

You probably really don’t want to do this but just do it (not sponsored haha). Either clean out your room so you can see what you need and what you don’t, then organise everything or maybe even redecorate it a little bit? I don’t know, it’s your choice.

Skincare

Do a face mask, or a hair mask, or start some new skincare routine that you’ve attempted to start many times but only managed to stick to it for about three days. Since you have the time, why not?

Bake or Cook

Bake a cake or bread or some cookies or something, it’ll be really fun! If you usually use a cake mix or readymade cookie dough or something like that, try doing it from scratch this time. Plus, at the end you’ll have something to eat too so honestly it’s a win-win.

Do Some Art

Art is also pretty cool right? Do it! Painting, sketching, oil pastels… ran out of art stuff but do something really fun and artsy.

Read

Read a booook. Books are really interesting and I do not understand why so many people hate reading. Some people I know can’t remember the last book they read for fun. It hurts my heart.

Start a Blog or Youtube Channel

If you are reading this post you most likely already have a blog of your own and in that case, try posting more. But if you don’t have a blog I really think you should start one just about anything you like and want to talk about or something that you want to spread awareness about. Alternatively, if you don’t like writing or typing you might want to start a Youtube channel. If you decide to create either of these please leave your links in the comments and I’d love to visit them!

Obviously there is a bunch of other stuff that you can do that I haven’t listed and if you do think of something then please let me know because it might be helpful for me or someone else ❤

Stay safe and make sure to practice social distancing!!

Love, Hreem xx

 

 

Traits of a Libra

hey everybodyyyy

I hope you are all doing well and are free from corona virus. Our school is closed for a month while they clean it thoroughly so I can write a bunch of more blog posts.

The second two weeks we’re going to have to do online school but like still.

Basically, my zodiac sign is a libra as I was born on October 5th and libras are from Sep 23 – Oct 22 I’m pretty sure. So in this post I’m going to list some libra traits (and stereotypes?) that apply to me haha. I was going to just list the traits in general and see which apply to me and which don’t but basically every trait applies because I’m an extremely stereotypical libra girl so that’s very fun.

If any of you readers are libras too please comment which ones are also true for you! (that rhymes? kinda??)

Super indecisive
I think this is like the first trait that really comes to mind when you think of a libra. Although it doesn’t apply to everyone it definitely applies to me 😊 I’m one of the most indecisive people I know. You have no idea how stressful it was for me when I had braces and had to choose a new rubber band colour on the spot…

Overthink a lot
VERY TRUE (for me). I must think about a situation like ten times before it actually happens and over analyse every little thing a person says or does. If you don’t give me an answer I’ll make one up and that’s just how it is.

Never say what they really feel
This is half true and half not, pour moi. Because sometimes I will straight out tell a person about something that is bothering me if the person I am telling is a part of the reason because they can do something about it. But otherwise I wouldn’t tell because telling them wouldn’t really benefit either of us.

Always want things to be balanced and fair 
Actually, most of the libras that I know are peacekeepers who want things to be fair and equal. People get really annoyed about this at times but oh well, haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate

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Way too nice & people pleasers
Not sure this is for everybody but yeah that’s me. I’m too nice to people so my friends tell me to stop being a people pleaser. Such supportive friends am I right?

Cares too much about what others think 
That’s meheeheeeeeeee. I care way way way too much about what other people think of me which is funn *smiles the fakest and most distressed smile ever that eventually gets kinda creepy* But you know what? I’m trying to care less and that’s all that matters.

Sooooo if there are any other libras out there, let me know if any of these traits are true for you!
And other zodiacs please comment what traits of your sign show for you ❤

Love, Hreem xx

Be Happy & Make Others Happy!

hello everyone!

I hope everything is going great for you.

Today’s post is basically about being happy so PLEASE DON’T STOP READING. I think this is pretty important you can leave right after reading this but I do want you to read until the end.

Everyday you should do atleast one thing that makes you happy and talk to one person that makes you smile. For example play your favourite instrument or your favourite sport, use your brand new paints and paint something even though it may not end up looking perfect, wear the clothes that you usually save for special occassions or literally just put your favourite artist on shuffle and dance around your room. Do something everyday that is just for you and isn’t to please anybody else; you can be a little bit selfish for your own happiness. Then talk to your best friend, your parents, your sibling, your boyfriend/girlfriend or even your crush honestly. Anyone who makes you smile and laugh.

Secondly, forgive yourself for making mistakes. It isn’t possible for every single day to be perfect and every thing you do go well so don’t stress out over minor details! If you did bad-ish on a test, you spent your whole day just in bed, you said the wrong thing, you ate too much chocolate or you are just unable to do something for whatever reason. Tomorrow will be better and one or two little accidents are not the end of the world. Trust me, I know from experience.

*Kind of related, kind of not but still super important: Don’t let anyone, anyone, ANYONE make you feel bad about feeling. You have the right to get super excited about something even if it’s just something small. You have the right to be mad at somebody for breaking your trust or talking trash about you even if it wasn’t the worst insult ever. And if something hurt you enough to make you cry, you can cry as much as you want. Just because it didn’t upset them as much as it did to you it doesn’t mean that you are a “crybaby” or something.

The last thing I want you to remember is to make other people feel good about themselves too. That one day when you called somebody stupid or annoying, they could have been struggling with their own problems and just needed someone to be kind to them. Isn’t it so much more fun to make someone you like and care about laugh or smile and know that it’s because of something you did? Because I honestly think that’s one of the best feelings and it makes me happy too.I don’t know why you would get enjoyment out of making fun of someone or making them feel small. If you do feel that way, try making someone laugh or smile and I’m pretty sure it’s a much nicer feeling.

I know this was a pretty long post but I hope you liked it ❤

Love, Hreem xx