“For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are you’re not going to be very happy. If someone bases his/her happiness on major events like a great job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time.
If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.”
I truly believe that most people are unhappy because their life isn’t how they pictured it in their heads. Most people are waiting for that job promotion, their next holiday or even for the weekend for what they think will bring them happiness. However by wasting time waiting, you will be missing out on so many small happy moments. Here’s some of my small happy moments that have put a smile on my face recently.
Last week I visited Chatsworth house for the day, Chatsworth holds so many lovely memories for me. I spent hours playing in the grounds as a child and have visited twice year for at least the last ten years. The second I drive through the big gates and catch a glimpse of the house across the park land my heart just lights up, there is something magical about the house and it will forever hold a place in my heart. To add to the magic the house was dressed for Christmas, I will be sharing all the magic in a blog post tomorrow and I just know you will love it as much as I do.
While I was wandering around Chatsworth house I bumped into this handsome chap and naturally I went into full Elizabeth Bennett mode. Although he didn’t have much to say, he was a true gent and let me do all the talking. Pride and prejudice is one of the first books I read as a young adult and twenty years later is still my favourite. Since visiting Chatsworth I have started reading it again, I must have read it close to a hundred times and I still get butterflies every time.
I had a whole week off work last week and spent as much time as humanly possible with my family. I have been so incredibly busy lately that I haven’t had as much time with them as I would like so I decided to put that right. And started with taking my papa bear to the zoo, the zoo is our special place we spend so much time together there just chatting and catching up. In fact we were so busy chatting that we forgot we were even at the zoo and two hours went by before we even decided to look at an animal.
While I was off work last week I spent as much time as possible with my grandad, he is my last living grandparents and was my favourite growing up. We would spend hours and hours having adventures and exploring, his memories not so good anymore but he still has that sparkle in his eyes.
How could you not be happy with this face in your life.
Jamie had his first weekend at home in months so naturally I packed it with lots of fun things including getting out Christmas tree and turning our home into a Christmas grotto that Santa would be proud of. It feels like months and months since me and Jamie had any time together and its hard to maintain a relationship when you only get 15 hours a week together so it’s important that from time to time we get some good quality time together. The next time we will have together is four days over Christmas and I can’t wait.
What’s put a smile on your face recently?