It’s that time again, the time when I share all the things making me happy. Since my first happiness post which I wrote a few months back, I’ve received some lovely feedback from you all on how much you love reading these posts and how they make you think of all the things that make you happy too.
It’s so easy these days to get caught up in stress, in bad days, in money worries, in day-to-day mundane moments, that sometimes we forget to focus on all the positive and good things in our lives. We all have bad days, we all have struggles, we all have worries, but for me, I’ve found that by taking time to think about and write down all the things I’m grateful for, it’s easier for me to have a positive mindset.
I’m a firm believer in the law of attraction and getting back what you give out in this world. I’ve experienced first hand the benefits that practicing gratitude can bring many times over, particularly over the past few years, and therefore I try and practice it as often as possible in my daily life.
And while there is so much more involved in gratitude practice than just writing one blog post a month, this is my way of sitting back and reflecting over weeks gone by and being thankful for all the good things that I experienced.
So here it goes… All the things making me happy this month, part five:
- Walks in the park
- Girls nights out
- Water (the drinking kind)
- Makeup brushes
- Lip balm
- Sunny days
- Telephones (for allowing me to speak to those far away)
- White nail polish
- Travel quotes
- Fruit (particularly berries)
- Taking trips down memory lane with old friends
- The 90s backpack revival
- Waterproof mascara
- Holiday research
- Sing songs
- Staying up too late
- Light weight t-shirts
- Colourful flowers
- Trips away with great friends
- Face masks
- My new adventure camera for travelling
- Long breakfasts with my parents
- My new agenda
- Dewy makeup
- High heels
- My new Lumee phone cover
- Not having to wear socks
- The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck by Sarah Knight
- Nice pens to write with
- Max Benjamin Stick Diffusers
- Meeting and chatting to fellow bloggers
- Family events
- Gilmore Girls boxset marathons
- Hugs from my hubby
- Long drives
- Sunsets on Dun Laoghaire pier
- Snapchat filters
- Playing and spending time with my friends little ones
- Lunch dates
- Booking hotels
- Cosy nights in on the couch
As always the things I’m most grateful for are the people in my life and the little things that sometimes I just take for granted. My incredible family, my amazing friends, my wonderful hubby; all the things we are doing, all the memories we are making.
I’m not always positive, I have my bad days like everyone else. But no matter how bad our day, our week, our month, or no matter what is going right or wrong in our lives, there is always something positive if you just look hard enough. As the old saying goes; there is always, always something to be thankful for.
What’s making you happy this month?