5 Things that made me smile this week:
Maia’s Aunty Aimy bought a rather fabulous mermaid costume for Maia as part of her birthday present (Aunty Aimy has a habit of spoiling my little monkey on all Christmases and birthdays) and she had no hesitations in adorning the special attire.
We had a rather magical Halloween. No actual pumpkin as such but throughout the evening Maia was a mermaid, a pirate, a fairy and a cat. I dressed up as a “Fairy-Queen” and we danced around her room singing “We are Fairy-Princess-Queens, we dress up on Hallo-weeeeen…and round round DO-SI-DO!”…
2.) GIVING THANKS
I get a lot of joy from writing thank you cards. This week I wrote a handful of thank you cards to friends and family for Maia’s birthday presents. I think it’s important to acknowledge people’s kindness, and shows you really appreciate the time and thought that went into each gift. They take 2 minutes to write, and show you don’t take their generosity for granted.
3.) TAKING NOTES
If I’m reading anything self-help or personal-development related, the chances are I’ll have taken some notes along the way. (Especially if it’s a library book and I can’t highlight or scribble in the margins). The same goes for TED talks and interviews with thought leaders and spiritual folk on Youtube, I’ll note down answers I find particularly motivating or inspiring. – It just means I don’t forget everything I’ve read and watched, and can refer back to it without having to flick through the whole book or watch the whole interview again.
4.) DEVELOPING PHOTOS
Because yes it’s a hassle, but that package of photos arriving in the post is a whole heap of happy memories just waiting to be albumed, framed and scrap-booked.
5.) “STOPPING YOUR VOICE WOULD BE AN ACT OF CHARITY!!” – MY PLAY REHEARSALS.
I’ve only been to two rehearsals so far as I’m only in one scene but I’ve enjoyed both occasions and love the character I’m playing (a rather awful middle-aged woman determined to take down the main character (Florence Foster Jenkins).