February’s happy little things

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“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”
Frederick Keonig

I’m so a firm believer in finding happiness in everyday life, in a world were we are always waiting for the weekend, summer, holidays or some miracle that will apparently make all our problems disappear. We should stop and look for smaller joys, those little moments in the everyday life that make us stop, smile or even giggle. Here are some of the little moments that put a big grin on my face in February.

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Remembering my back is tattooed, it might should silly but I always forget because I can’t see it. Usually someone will stop me to ask about it and it takes me a couple of seconds to lose the what are you talking about face. To me it represents a really tough time in my life and it reminds me how strong I am.

Recently I left a job I’ve had for 14 years and absolutely hated for a job I love. I’m excited for work everyday now which has changed my life at home so much and I have stopped being anxious and worried all the time.

Downtime with a good book and some chocolate is my favourite way to spend an evening, factor in a hot bath and I am in absolute heaven. Unfortunately I don’t get very many free evenings.

Winter skies, I love seeing a bright blue sky, being wrapped up and taking a long walk in the winters crisp air.

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A good selfie, this might sound a little vein but I don’t care! I have very few pictures of myself that I don’t absolutely hate so when I manage to take one that I’m happy with it gives me a little confidence boost and there’s nothing wrong with it.

Trips to the zoo, the second I walk through the gates I revert back to being six years old running from enclosure to enclosure with lots of oohs and aahs. Eating ice cream, wanting balloons and just in general grinning like the cheshire cat.

Dave, look at that face! He could make anyone smile.

Desserts are my favourite thing in the whole wide world there’s something really special about eating your favourite sweet treat.

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I find baking incredibly relaxing and rewarding ( not to mention you can eat what you have made ). I especially love spending a lazy Sunday afternoon in the kitchen,not all my baking ideas come out edible but it’s certainly fun trying.

That brief moment when the gym is empty and I run around like a kid in a candy shop deciding what I want to use first. Usually it’s the leg press tho.

Aqua aerobics may be the part of the week that I laugh the most! Picture a baby octopus trying to swim for the very first time, legs and arms flying everywhere. Now picture the baby octopus with hair trying to keep it from getting wet and that’s exactly what I look like. I’m not sure if it’s actually doing anything for my body but it’s certainly keeping my mind nice and healthy.

Days out with the national trust, I became a member a couple of months ago and I’m loving it. It gives me a great excuse to get out of the house and get some fresh air not to mention all the great things I have learnt about British history.

Keep an eye out for part two, coming soon

XOXO

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