“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
It seems like ages since I have written a happiness post, don’t worry I’ve still been happy but I needed a break from blogging. So during December I kept blogging down to a minimum, tried not to take my phone and camera out and just enjoyed time with my family. I absolutely love blogging but in all honesty I was just absolutely exhausted and wanted to make Christmas extra special with my family. So I took a little break, I literally took five pictures over the whole of Christmas, but can safely say I’m feeling fantastic now. I slept in every morning, had early nights and laughed with family and friends, because there is no point in recognising small happy moments if you can’t enjoy them.
So here’s some small happy moments from the last week or so, moments that made me happy and made me smile and although they aren’t big things, to me they are, they are the moments that keep me smiling.
I swear I could live in a long hot bubble bath and my thighs touch, so I must be part mermaid. No matter how long or hard my day has been a long hot bubble bath, with lots of candles makes everything better. If Jamie’s home he will run me one so it’s ready just before I walk through the front door. It’s time on my own without technology, just me and whatever book I’m ready at that moment. I have more bath products than I do pieces of clothing, I wonder if bath tester is a job?!
Sometimes like every other couple me and Jamie can sometimes forget to make an effort with each other, taking each other for granted will kill almost every relationship. From the start of our relationship we decided that no topic would be off-limits agreeing that communication truly is the key to a good relationship. This has made me able to shout up when thinks aren’t looking great between us, over the last couple of months we have both taken each other for granted, when you both work, both have different hobbies and with the constant stream of bills it’s easily done. Not wanting or meaning to put our relationship second we are both making more of an effort to put each other first, I’m working less and Jamie has been home a bit more and we have been trying lots of new things and having lots of date nights. It’s so easy to get caught up in flow that you simply forget to enjoy life.
There isn’t a single face in the whole wide that melts my heart like this one.
Me and Jamie spent an evening wandering around Christmas zoo and it was truly magical, take a peek here.
Me and my brother make sure we eat out at least once a week together, it’s not always fancy sometimes it’s just a MacDonalds or a Nandos but it is time we get to spend together. It’s time I cherish more than any other in my week, we chat and basically just gossip for a couple of hours. At the moment we are making secret plans to surprise our beautiful pregnant sister who is due in June, we are both super excited to meet our niece or nephew and want to the make the whole experience super amazing for her, which just reminds me how amazing my brother is.
This week me and Jamie had a cinema date, I bloody love the cinema, there’s something magical about the whole experience. Despite having dinner before we went to watch Will Smith’s collateral beauty, we still bought a ridiculous amount of snacks and popcorn. And for the first time in my life I tried a tango burst and now I’m totally hooked which is more of a reason to have even more cinema dates. If you loved Will Smith in 7 pounds then you need to go watch this movie, I cried so much, unfortunately the trailers do not give the film enough justice. I also forgot how much I adore Keira Knightly, the thing I love most about cinema dates is that there is no mobile phones, for two and a half whole hours.
What has made you happy this week?