In the world we live in, people are mean. And they have every reason to be so. Just look around. Crime, hate, disaster — it’s everywhere. That’s why I’ve chosen to be the difference. There are so many things we can do to make the world a brighter, more enjoyable place. It starts with us. It’s all about the little things we can do that can bring happiness to others. Whether it’s a friendly smile or wave to the postman or picking up the tab of the person behind you in the drive-thru, small, meaningful gestures sure do matter. One small act of kindness towards someone else can completely change the way their entire day goes. It’s a chain reaction.

About the blogger: Hi, I’m Natalie, and I’m so glad you’ve made it onto my blog today. I am on the quest to live a life with purpose. I started this blog to show that you do not have to “have it all” to be happy. I live a pretty simplistic life. I am (happily) in a relationship with my best hubby. We recently bought a home and are working to make it our own — with a few more quarters, we’ll get there! My day-job is as a full-time commercial interior designer. I believe a hotel should make you feel at home, and I strive to create an environment that brings joy to each guest. My side hobbies are reading, crafting, researching happiness, DIY, baking, and traveling.

About the blog: I’ve always been a family gal, and being with the ones I love is something I cherish deeply. When I started this blog, I intended to share my adventures in living a life of simplicity and happiness through family, food, and fitness. It’s grown to feature a lot more, but the bottom line is still the same: happiness is the key to life.