“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh
5 things that made me smile this week:
- CHRISTMAS AT HAPPY HOUSE
The past two weeks have been Christmas sessions at Happy House so we’re encouraged – mummies and toddlers- to come in Christmassy-attire. One amazing Mummy came in a full on Female-Santa type get-up, other’s wore their Christmas jumpers, I was boring and wore normal clothes but made up for it in Christmas cheer and passionate dance moves. (Because we’ve been going so long I know all the moves and words to every song). Today Maia was a reindeer. We attempted a selfie but only one of us was smiling.
- ANNUAL REUNION
Every year my good friend Milly gathers our group from secondary school together for a Christmas meal. Not everyone can always make it but this year we had a good seven of us. Most I’ve known since we met at sixteen and a couple I’ve known since we were four so we’re all very proud to have kept in contact.
- POPCORN IN CAFÉ NERO
I needed a pee and sometimes walk into Café Nero, use their facilities and walk straight back out again, but this time I felt bad so I purchased something. I’ve decided popcorn counts as semi-healthy compared to the other option; muffins and cheesecake.
4. MY NEW LIGHTBOX
I noticed this in the window of Robert Dyas and thought oooo that’d be fun to play around with..Then I thought nah it’s just tacky plastic crap I don’t need. Then I went inside a week later for sandpaper and noticed it again, I started thinking of all the amusing things I could spell out and minutes later the guy behind the till was asking me if I needed batteries for it. (Because it takes not four but six batteries..). – So worth it.
- THE LITTLE BOOK OF HYGGE, THE DANISH WAY TO LIVE WELL
I’d seen this book in several shops and eventually gave in and bought it in Sainbury’s. Written by the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, it discusses several personal joys; research into happiness, interiors, clothing and food.