You can clap along if you feel happy too. Recently we’ve decided that at the end of each month we would sit down and do a blog post and also a vlog about what we are grateful for. It’s been going well so far, especially on our Youtube channel. The post about April’s Best Bits already has over 200 views! We are truly excited about that.
Two weeks in a row now, I’ve seen a blog post about the Word of the Week. It’s about looking back over your past week and think about a word or phrase that sums it up. It didn’t take me long to process how my week went last week and the word that sums it up for me is the word happy. Do you ever stop to reflect on your circumstances? I do it pretty often these days. Here are some of my highlights from last week.
First of all, it was the beginning of a new month and I just felt grateful to be alive!
I was reflecting one night last week before I fell asleep and I remember years ago I used to go to fall asleep in tears! I was pent up with so many negative emotions that I didn’t care to share with anyone really. I was unhappy with my life even though to others looking on from the outside I was living the dream! Things couldn’t be further from the truth.
So this past week I felt truly happy inside that I had taken the bull by the horns and taken over control of my life, living it the way I want to. I can truly say that my life is stress-free and I love it.
This phrase always helps me and I hope it will help you too, if you are going through a rough patch: You are not a tree so if you don’t like where you are, you can move!
Please note that it doesn’t just mean moving physically. Sometimes you have to make a big decision to drastically change things around to suit yourself. When I did, it was like going through a midlife crisis. My decisions were swift and drastic and that made me happy.
By the way, if you want to read about one of the unhappiness in my life back then, you can check it out here.
I had it in mind to walk every day this past week but unfortunately, I only managed one day due to the soggy, rainy weather. Thankfully though, on Friday there was some sunshine and we managed a little walk in the sunshine across from St Margaret Mary’s school on Perry Common Road. The sunshine felt so good on my skin, I could feel the corners of my mouth heading towards my ears. It’s amazing what a little sunshine on your skin can do.
Not only was the sunshine pleasant but there were others on the walking path too, some with their dogs and even an elderly lady in a motorized wheelchair. Everyone seemed so bubbly and pleasant. Although most of us were wearing masks, I could still see the glow in their eyes. I suppose everyone was having their happy day like me too.
Hopefully, next week will afford me some more opportunities to experience this again.
No pay, but still happy
I was going through my bank account looking to see if I was refunded for an item I had returned to Amazon when I realise that I had not been paid at the end of April for some work I had done!
I had to ring up the parties concerned in order to get it sorted of course. But it got me thinking how grateful and happy I am that financially I am still able to cope even if one payment doesn’t come in on time. I am happy that I know how to budget especially while living on an irregular income.
Living this way is something I wished I did when I was teaching and earning much more than I am now, but hey, I’m certainly not going to live my life with regrets.
Passing it on
We always endeavor to spread a little happiness to those around us in any way we can. At the start of the first lockdown, we started baking cakes, puddings or other mostly sweet treats and sharing with friends and neighbours on a Friday. This in itself has brought them and us some happiness.
This week Leisa made one of my favourites: flapjacks. She made them in muffin tins so that they were just the right size to fit in these plastic muffin containers that we had bought on Amazon years ago but didn’t get to use.
Why am I happy about that? Well, it’s sometimes the little things that make me happy. And feeding my sweet tooth is one of those little things. They are all gone now but I’m so happy to have got my fix.
I hope this gives you a chance to reflect on how your week has been and that you are able to sum it up in a word or a little phrase. Thanks to Anne for giving me the chance to join in on her linky where you can read about how she and other bloggers sum up their week.
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