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A spark of optimism creates ripples of joy

A spark of optimism creates ripples of joy. A collection of joyful photos and creative inspiration from Michelle Hickey Design.

February 6, 2021

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A spark of optimism creates ripples of joy. This collection of joyful photos and creative inspiration are inspired by a mid-week getaway to the happiest place on earth!

A spark of optimism creates ripples of joy. A collection of joyful photos and creative inspiration from Michelle Hickey Design.

What a difference a week can make! After last week’s moody vibes, I’m excited to share a new collection of imagery and thoughts that are warm, uplifting, and a bit cuddly.

These uplifting squares were originally showcased in my Instagram Stories, where I share imagery and thoughts over Saturday morning coffee. The posts are archived and accessible in my saved highlights, and can also be revisited here on the blog. Here’s a look at this week’s collection:

A spark of optimism creates ripples of joy

A visit to the happiest place on earth this week was a lift my spirit was craving. This Joyful Finds collection is reflective of the overwhelming amount of optimism I’m carrying with me into the weekend and beyond.

What color(s) would you use to describe your week?

A spark of optimism creates ripples of joy. A collection of joyful photos and creative inspiration from Michelle Hickey Design.

In this caption, Walt shares that the reason animals are widely used in their cartoons is because their reactions are expressed much more physically than humans. What if we let our joy out in the same unabashed way that our beloved pets do?
Photo from @waltdisneyarchives

A spark of optimism creates ripples of joy. A collection of joyful photos and creative inspiration from Michelle Hickey Design.

We can all stop looking. I found the perfect house.
Photo from @thesouthernc

I’d love it if my desk was covered in so many pretty things, but I’m not sure if I’d ever get anything done.
Photo from @pencilandpaperco

A spark of optimism creates ripples of joy. A collection of joyful photos and creative inspiration from Michelle Hickey Design.

We lost this beautiful soul this week. May all of our smiles beam so wide.
Photo from @vintagemoviestars

A spark of optimism creates ripples of joy. A collection of joyful photos and creative inspiration from Michelle Hickey Design.

I haven’t given up on my rolling ladder dreams. Just added: rows of rainbow-colored books.
Photo from @sincerelysarad

A spark of optimism creates ripples of joy. A collection of joyful photos and creative inspiration from Michelle Hickey Design.

Yes, your oranges are lovely, Doris, but I’m really only here to gawk at the typography.
Photo by @oldfashionvibes

A spark of optimism creates ripples of joy. A collection of joyful photos and creative inspiration from Michelle Hickey Design.

The end.
Photo by @dinahthebookstorecat

Hope you enjoyed this week’s collection of #JoyfulFinds inspired by a spark of optimism. Keep seeking beauty on and off of Instagram. It’s always there.

Join me every Saturday for more joyful finds to inspire your creative work! Click here to follow along.

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