It is SO MUCH easier to think of happy things when the sun is shining (which is it not, as I'm writing this).
Sometimes, these posts feel like a struggle. But to be honest, I think that's why I like doing them- they force me to focus on the little/ not so little happy things in my life. It's a good exercise really- because otherwise, I know I would miss a lot of these things, or not focus on them as much as I do.
Anyway, this week happiness is...
... Bluebells. They are SO pretty, don't you think? Next weekend we're planning on doing a bluebell walk- fingers crossed they last til then!
... Lie ins. I'm TERRIBLE at lie ins. Most weekends, I'm up by 8:30, maintaining that this IS a lie in (I get up at 6:15 in the week). But on Saturday, I slept in til 10am and it was amaaaazing. (On Sunday I was up at 8 again though...)
... Time spent with Little L. Oh I love my little sister (she's four). On Sunday morning, my dad took her to the local park and to feed the ducks (while I went for a catch up with a friend) and I met the two of them for a coffee afterwards. She is so sweet, and apparently on Saturday had been explaining who her siblings were and had said "Alice is my sister. I like Alice lots". SO CUTE! Nothing like time spent with your favourite little person to make you feel brilliant. (Apologies for the lack of picture but I don't think it's fair to put up pictures of her given that she'd get no say in the matter)
... Roast dinners. Oh my goodness. I think everyone maintains that their mum makes the best roast, but mine really does make a cracking one. And for one reason or another, we haven't had one in ages, so this weekend's tasted extra amazing.
... Tea. I don't care that I've said tea before, I like it (understatement of the century), it makes me happy, and that's that.
... These lyrics from "Naughty" from the Matilda musical (which I am dying to see, by the way). I heard them on the radio on the way home from seeing dad and Little L and thought that they would be pretty good lines to live by. That Tim Minchin is a pretty clever bloke:
|Image is mine, lyrics are by Tim Minchin|
What's making you happy this week?