Happiness is….

This morning I listened in while Anthony watched a video from one of his favourite YouTuber’s Ze Frank.

Click here to check it out for yourself.

It really resonated with me, because sometimes I get so stuck in my head, that I forget to enjoy my life, to just live and be happy.

Ze Frank talks about how happiness is often made up of small gestures, small acts, the simple things in life that we enjoy but take for granted. Happiness is practising these things in a way that is mindful of them and the joy that they bring.

Here is a catalogue of some of the things that made me happy just today:

– sleeping in when I need rest

– getting a hug from my husband

– knitting

– watching tv (today I watched Castle and The Mentalist)

– drinking coffee

– spending time with friends

– eating apple pie for dinner (not usually recommended, but ok to do every now and then)

– knitting

– seeing the landlord mow the lawn after months of letting it grow (it was a jungle)

– making my craft-a-day

– knitting

– writing this blog entry, right now.

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Today I sewed a Chick plushy.

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Making him (lets call him Gerald) gave me happiness. Not immense happiness in itself, but that’s ok. Maybe all those small acts of happiness from today and the days to come are what’s going to make me happier in general. Maybe I don’t need to keep searching and hoping for some future period of happiness. Because it’s here right now, in the life that I have.

What makes you happy?

Creatively Carolyn

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7 thoughts on “Happiness is….

  1. Reading this blog every day is a moment of happiness šŸ™‚ You should be so proud to provide that, every single day, without fail. Even the not so happy ones provide joy because something good (your craft) has come out of it.
    Don’t stop being the fabulous person you are Carolyn šŸ™‚
    And the Chickie is very cute!

  2. I agree with Bec, I love retreating to your blog each day to escape the frustrations of life. Things that make me happy:
    1. My new church
    2. TEA!!! Also, when my dad without fail makes me a cuppa every afternoon
    3. the feeling that comes when you accomplish assignments
    4. Macarons… yum!
    5. Chai lattes
    6. Baklava
    7. Talking to my beautiful sister on the phone
    8. Watching packed to the rafters on the couch with my Mummsy šŸ™‚
    9. Driving anywhere and everywhere

    Wow! Thanks for making me reflect… sure is amazing what we take for granted- HECK!

  3. There are so many things that make me happy and I feel happy most of the time. I think there are too many things for me to pick from to put on a list!

  4. I read your blog to help me be happy (one small thing at a time). Other things that make me happy, are being given and using my patience when I need it most, having a cuddly hug with my “I’m almost too old for that mum” son, and helping my teenage daughter to write a speech for school, sharing a joke with my hubbie and laughing with my best friend. Each day some small special blessings. Thanks for reminding me to think about them. *hugs*

  5. Hehe, I do the same as all the others. I love coming here each day knowing there’s something new and cheerful to enjoy šŸ™‚

    Food also makes me happy! Although afterwards, it makes me sad..

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