“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.”
Life is about the small happy moments that light up your soul……………
My sister asked me to be Alisa’s godmother which after watching her come into the world is the second happiest day of my life. Although I am not religious I am still taking my role extremely serious, and plan on being there for this little girl until my dying breath. Also, godmother means I get to buy her, her first drink and tattoo right? So my sister decided on having two godmothers and no godfather (girl power) and decided to only invite family to the christening because that’s how she wanted it and god bless my sister she does what she wants with zero fucks, unless you upset her family and friends and then she has all the fucks in the world. I watch my sister with Alisa and I just stare at her with the most admiration for this beautiful, strong woman who is a total babe. (the picture is me and Jenny, Alisas other godmother)
What is there not to be happy about when playing with this beautiful lady! I mean really I could not be any happier while I am with Alisa and my sister. Both of which have the most beautiful of spirits and smiles that would melt even the hardest of hearts.
There are always going to be days that are harder than others, people you don’t want to deal with and breathes that feel a little heavier. On these days I walk, I walk until I feel better. Happiness is definitely not about having a problem free life but more the way we deal with problems. I have my fair share of problems and I try my hardest not to react because most of it is out of my control so what is the point of using energy on something that just is. So on one of these days where I needed to walk my stress/bad mood off the universe decided to remind me how beautiful the world is. With the most beautiful of sunsets! A beautiful sunrise or sunset will literally stop me dead in my tracks and make me realise that the world despite all its fault is actually a pretty amazing piece of art.
This may seem like a weird one to have on my list of things that have made me happy but wearing my hair curly. Or at least mastering a hairstyle that does not resemble being dragged through a hedge backwards. I have never been very good at styling my hair or even doing my makeup and this is a style I have to wear for so long, I get proper hair envy whilst scrolling Instagram. But not anymore, I love my hair although am slightly worried I might be damaging it. Also, it boosts my self-confidence which is never a bad thing, I have been struggling a lot lately with low self-esteem and actually trying some new looks is really helping me.
I am definitely not one to put my happiness in the hands of man, any man for that matter. But Alex is on my list because when we are together I have a little extra spring in my step and laugh a little harder. That’s not to say when we are apart that I am not bloody crazy. But the time we are together is happier than normal. I am starting to think this relationship will drive me totally insane!
I recently went on a works night out with staff from my new job and honestly, I don’t think I could have hand-picked a better group of people to work with. There is no egos, no unkind words or backstabbing. Just a group of people who want to work their hardest and enjoy coming to work. It is seriously so refreshing, especially since my last job was the polar opposite. Having a stress free work environment is definitely key to having a happy work/life balance. I don’t go home upset or moaning about my job, I go home excited about all the things I have done and excited about the next day, which is an absolute joy.
I cant tell you how happy this picture of my little brother and Alisa made me. I have an uncontrollable worry for my brother, he is one of the most amazing men I know, he is kind and funny but he carries such a sadness with him. I rarely see him smile or laugh, which breaks my heart no end. I just want him to have the most amazing, incredible life that he deserves. This picture reminded me of how precise life is and how much it should be cherished and lived.
I freaking saw a daffodil on Saturday, have you ever seen a 33-year-old woman do a happy dance to a flower. I swear every year I forget how long, dark and cold the winters are, I am usually over winter by the 7th January so you can imagine how nuts I am by the middle of February. No longer the case because spring is upon us, I purely judge seasons by nature. First leaf falls, its Autumn, first daffodil, its spring. Which means it is now spring, that’s my story and I am sticking to it. I am so excited for lots of adventures this spring/summer, I definitely plan on stopping and smelling the roses or should I say daffodils.
What has made you happy recently????