Kate (great name by the way) from KateTakes5 posed the interesting question which we ask ourselves and others almost every day. What makes us happy? Answering honestly that she didn't really know Kate then asked her children what made them happy.
I asked Youngling what made him happy and he showed me the crisp he was eating (perhaps 2 is too young to pose this question). I tried prompting him to say anything else he liked and in return he said "Bath, nanna, doggy, car, chocolate, and milk". This would be a very short blog hop if I left it there, so I thought I would share with you some of the things that make me smile.
So what makes me happy?
Well new shoes that actually fit and make my feet feel and look sexy, a darn good meal with extra brownie points if its healthy, a good day out or weekend away particularly if visiting family and or going to the theatre.
Having a tidy house, having sorted through my junk and either recycling it or selling it on. I like saving for something special and then cherishing it when I have it in my hands.
I like looking out to sea and across the rolling hills of our Hertfordshire countryside or going on holiday and clearing my thoughts, even if it is an over night stay at a friends house.
Seeing my cats smile when we snuggle and I talk to them like they are my children makes me happy.
Sharing adventures with those closest to me whether that be going swimming in a lagoon on the first day of October, or sharing a take away with friends I haven't seen in a year but it feels like yesterday.
I feel elated when I complete a project that I am passionate about and has taken me a few days to work on whether that be writing, finishing a book, or decorating etc. I feel even happier when I receive positive feedback for that project and then look forward to the next. I like seeing the end project and everytime I look at it I can say 'I did that - all by myself'.
Above all else Youngling makes me happy. Seeing his little face light up when he sees something new for the first time and how I get excited to try and keep that first time feeling when he does something again. Watching him dance of his own accord and realise that he has my passion for the arts without my imposing it (too much) onto him at a young age. Seeing his genuine concern for a friend or stranger who is hurt or upset, his recognition for emotions at a tender age is remarkable and makes me incredibly proud which makes me happy.
Even when he is being a little tinker he makes me smile and hide my giggles at his outrageous tantrum. When he upsets me by being naughty and I feel there is no hope in my parenting he comes and says clearer than ever "sorry mummy, I love you" and he makes my heart beat so fast with joy.
Sometimes it's all about the little things in life.
What makes you happy? Join in the Blog Hop and share the happiness.