Over the past month or so, I've been thinking a lot about all the little things that come together to make us all so happy, but we don't give them enough attention to realise how happy they make us ! For example; today I noticed the sky was a really gorgeous shade of blue and it made me smile. If it had been that same shade just a few weeks ago, I doubt I would've even noticed, let alone of remembered about it 6 hours later ! This applies to a lot of things, that man who held the door for you this morning or the cute dog you saw in the park that came up to you for a cuddle . We miss out on so much happiness by undermining the shear beauty, love and kindness of things we disregard each day. We assume that the days that may well be remembered as tragic, awful days were only that. But I can guarantee that in every single day, something (tiny as it may be ) happened ! The worse the day, the harder you need to look because the more you need it :)
"Everyday may not be good, but there's something good in everyday"
We can easily make ourselves happier by being a little more mindful of the things around us ! So I contacted a few wonderfully talented bloggers ( Who actually often brighten my day with their posts ) and asked them to write a paragraph or list, however they feel most comfortable, about the things in their lives that make them happy ! I'm going to post this in two halves so that it's not too long and the second half will be up on Friday morning :) So lets get going !
Vickey Wright from Never Grow Up
"What makes me happy? I love the sound a storm, pattering on a glass room. Or better still, the cold chill of raindrops, washing off my mascara. On the contrary, I love the blinding beam of sunlight that floods the room on a mid-summer morning. The first sip of a cup of tea after a long day’s work, and the first bite of that cake you’ve been craving since 11am. When that dress is a perfect fit, or when your eyeliner wings evenly first time. I love listening to songs from years ago, and still knowing all the words. The smell of popcorn that floods Frontier Land, and pinky promises that you know won’t be broken. Finally, the opening credits of a Disney film, filled with the excitement that the next hour and a half are to be filled with magic, music and laughter. That’s what makes me happy."
Rainbow-Rose Blossom from http://rainbow-roseblossom.blogspot.co.uk/
1.Walking in the sunshine
2. Throwing glitter
3. Lame jokes
5. Dressing up
6. Random acts of kindness
7. Rocking out to music
8. Changing my hair
9. Watching my favourite TV shows
10. Scaring people
Be Nice It's Tuesday from https://beniceitstuesday.wordpress.com/
I generally like to think of myself as a happy person, I certainly try to have an optimistic outlook on life, and I believe that we’re all, to some extent, in control of making ourselves happy. A year or so ago I was not so happy with my life, and there were good reasons for this, but I decided it was time to be happy again, so I did the 100HappyDays challenge. I now have a little yellow book of all my photos, so this is a summary of what’s in the photos, the things that make me happy. Trees, flowers, my cat, elastic bands, music, musicals, pretty rain, friends, my sisters coming home, food, bubble wrap, sitting in my onesie, walks, nice messages, cafes, finishing work, swimming, reading, sewing, choir, sunshine, Harry Potter memes, doing concerts, cake, people being nice, my ‘cello, my home, visiting new places, squirrels, Ramin Karimloo, celebrations, doing art work, playing cards, Maltesers and wine, positive quotes, singing, listening to music, my favourite German film, ice cream, Disney films, laughter, wind chimes, adventures, playing violent rounders, seeing family, baking, Scotland, the beach, sunset, canoeing, ceilidh dancing, fit boys, Cluedo, exciting boat happenings, jumping in waves, making a treasure hunt, my bedroom, writing letters, getting a postcard, booking a holiday, rope swings, jewellery, and finally, photographs that remind me of happy times.
Crystal from Crystallized Daisies
Happiness is a choice. Don't live life everyday letting yourself live in guilt and sorrow, you have the choice to turn that around. You are in control of your own life so make a choice to be happy for yourself. You deserve to be happy just as much as the next person. Try to do more and surround yourself with things that make you smile <3
Here are a few things that always make me smile :)
1) Family bonding
2) Romance movies/novels
3) Looking back on moments in which I was truly happy
4) My dog
5) Singing along to music
Thank you so much to all the amazing bloggers that got involved with this post ! I've linked to all their blogs so if you have any spare time you should definitely check them out, you wont regret it ! They're all such talented writers and I really enjoyed hearing about the lovely little things that makes each of them happy :) I'd love to hear in the comments, what are the little things that make YOU happy ? Or you could tweet them to me @MyHappyBubbleXx using the hashtag #WhatMakesYOUHappy
Check back tomorrow for the second instalment of this "What Makes YOU Happy?" Project. I hope you have a brilliant day !
Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :)
Lots of love, Marianne xxx
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