10 things that make me smile…

Hello my lovelies! A couple of weeks ago my family and I were going through old photos and videos of us from about seven years ago which inspired me to write this post. Some things in life, be it big or small, never fail to make us smile!

Whether it’s splashing in crystal clear water on a bright summers day or the smell of fresh cookies in the oven, there is always that one thing that spreads a wide grin across your face.

I believe that a smile is the most important accessory a person can wear. It is free, individual and easy to find!

Sometimes, these little things are all that we need to make our day better or turn our mood around. So, I decided to share some of mine with you…

Things that make me smile:

  • When your walking along the beach and your feet are just touching the crystal clear water that washes away the footprints you leave behind.
  • When you enter your room after leaving a delicious candle lit in there for a while and a sweet smell fills your lungs, making you feel warm and fuzzy.
  • When the cutest little child is smiling at you and you can’t help but smile back.
  • When you finish the last page of a book and can’t stop smiling at the happy ending, can’t stop imagining what could happen next.
  • In the late afternoon when the sky is a blend of a rosy pink and a mellow yellow while the blazing sun disappears under the clouds and you can just make out the silvery lining of the moon.
  • When someone makes you feel so special that in your mind, the moment freezes and you feel like the luckiest person alive.
  • When you re read an old email or a conversation and all these amazing memories come flooding back.
  • When your best friend gives you a look that signifies an inside joke that’s too good to be true!
  • Watching someone open a present from you, especially if you spent endless months and sleepless nights creating it.
  • Looking at old photo albums with your family and reliving all the wonderful moments of your life all over again.

These are just some of the many things that never fail to put a smile on my face! What are some of yours? Leave a comment below! I would also love to do a Q&A so feel free to leave me any questions!

Hope you have an amazing week and find the time to smile every once in a while :)

Signing off,


“You’ll find that life is worthwhile, if you just smile.”  – Charles Chaplin


Hello my name is…

Hi, I’m Shreya. Welcome to my blog Pastel Orchid! If you’re reading this, thank you so much! I’ve always wanted to create a blog to share my thoughts and views of the world with other people like me and read other peoples views of life.

You may ask, why Pastel Orchid? Well, I thought of the name by combining my favourite colour palette with a flower I find very intriguing. You probably won’t find a pastel coloured orchid anywhere but the thought of it sounds beautiful. I feel like the name sparks creativity, imagination and freedom, the three values that matter most to me. Also, it sounds pretty flashy…

Being a teenager, I will talk about most of the norm that us teens do. Whether it be DIYs, book and movie reviews or general posts, my main goal for this blog is to inspire readers and continually make them smile.

I will also be sharing my love for food and travel by blogging my travels around the world.

As a debater, I often have to discuss current affairs. I would thoroughly enjoy discussing these more serious topics with those of you who are interested to see a teenager’s viewpoint of these topics!

Thank you again for taking the time to read this and I hope you stick around for many surprises yet to come on my blogging journey!

Signing off from my first post,

Shreya xx.

“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness” – William Arthur Ward