Most of you will know by now that every month I share a post on all the things making me happy. Sometimes we have bad days, sometimes we have great days, either way, it’s so important to not let the bad things get you down. For me, I’ve found that by practicing gratitude and listing all the things that make me happy, the few bad things pale in comparison and it makes me feel so much better.
It’s been a busy month since I shared my last 50 Things That Make Me Happy post. So much has been going on – I’ve been to some amazing events for Autumn product launches, I’ve been booking tours and started packing for my travels, but perhaps the most exciting thing of all is that today, my amazing sister is getting married! Eeek, excitement squeal!
We are back in my favourite place in the world, Ballymaloe House in Cork, where Dave and I got married last December and where my lovely sister is getting married today. It’s also the place where our other sister got married ten years ago so that will show you just how much we love it here.
Being with all my family in this place brings back so many amazing, special memories from my childhood and growing up, to all the family events we’ve celebrated here over the years. It really makes me extra grateful today for my wonderful family, hubby and all the great things I have in my life.
I’m also very grateful that I’ve had much of the Summer off work to focus on writing and growing my blog, and it’s really given me time to think about what actually makes me happy and what I want to do with the rest of my life. I’m not quite there yet but I think I’m going in the right direction anyway.
So here are the 50 things that are making me happy this month:
- Wedding week
- Product launches
- Cosy jumpers
- Book shopping
- Reconnecting with old friends
- Obsessing over interiors on Pinterest
- My new camera
- Travel shopping
- My new eyebrows
- Losing weight
- Pretty flowers
- Spring cleaning in September
- Saturday nights on the couch
- Taking trips down memory lane
- Star prints
- Gilmore Girls
- Holiday packing
- Meeting up with my fellow bloggers
- Red wine
- Fresh autumn air
- Getting dressed up for a night out
- Spending time with those I love most in the world
- Exploring new things
- Having all my family together
- Duvet days
- Face masks
- Event planning
- Walks in the park
- Breakfasts with my parents
- Hot Baths
- Growing my social media following
- Travel research for our trip
- Girly catch ups
- Dark lip colors
- Ballymaloe House
- Making new memories
- Daily holiday countdowns
- Helpful people
- Ankle boots
- Being more mindful
If you’ve never sat down and written out all the things that make you happy, I really suggest giving it a try. There’s no better way to give yourself a good pick me up, especially if you’re not having the best of days.
Now I must run and go get beautified, bridesmaid duties call after all…