Finding happiness

Because I’m happy – week 1

A baby girl lying in her cot wearing a sleeping suit and smiling_with the title "Because I'm happy..."_Mrs H's favourite things

Little Miss H and I spent a rainy morning this week watching Despicable Me 2 on Netflix. It is a fabulous film and of course it features THAT Pharrell Williams song.  And, I am sorry, but that song does put a smile on my face and it makes me want to dance.

“Because I’m happy…clap along if you know what happiness is to you….”

Listening to this line made me realise that happiness isn’t always easy to come by. Sometimes you have to work hard at creating your happiness. Or at least, you need to make an effort to see that every day contains moments of happiness. Even if they are fleeting.

To be honest, I have been struggling to find my happy since I had my third miscarriage back in November. I am not depressed. In fact, my mental health is pretty good. I just don’t feel as happy as I could be and life has been tough.

I want to try to take steps to address this. And over the next few weeks and months I am going to be writing about some changes that I plan to make to help me become a happier and super charged Lucy!

And I am making a start with this post.

This blog was originally created so I could document the things in my life that brought a smile to my face. I need to start doing this again. Each Friday, I am going to share moments of the past week that have made me happy.

Because despite my depression I am generally a very happy and smiley person. I just need reminding of this sometimes.

Because I’m happy – week 1

Because I'm happy..._Mrs H's favourite things_blog image

This is what has made me happy this week:

  • Eating malteser waffles with Little Miss H.
  • Ticking lots of jobs off my moving house to-do list. I actually feel organised and on top of everything.
  • Re-discovering my blog mojo and writing a number of posts.
  • Listening to the storms outside whilst being warm, cosy and dry inside.
  • Snuggling in a cool den with Little Miss H.

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  • Watching the amazing Season 4 finale of Once Upon A Time. OMG!
  • Discovering the programme Suits. It has filled the gaping TV shaped void in my life left by the end of Once Upon A Time.
  • Having a run around the Rochester Castle Gardens.

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  • Evenings on the sofa, chatting to Mr H, drinking wine and watching TV.
  • Homemade burgers.
  • Homemade chocolate biscuits.
  • The arrival of the boxes that we are going to use to pack for the move.

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  • Watching Little Miss H play in the park with other children. She is so friendly and independent.
  • Being asked by NSPCC to #TalkPANTS and share the NSPCC Underwear Rule.
  • Little Miss H saying “fist bump” and then putting her fist up to do an exploding fist bump.
  • Dancing with Little Miss H.
  • Arranging a date night with Mr H for next week.
  • Having a wonderful husband who will come straight home from work to look after Little Miss H and I when I am ill.
  • A lunch date with some of the ladies from my NCT group and their children.
  • A sunny afternoon out at Upnor Castle.

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I hope you have all had a wonderful week. What has made you happy?

Hugs

Mrs H

xxxx

Tinyfootsteps

9 Comments

  • Reply
    Jenna
    August 21, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Yay, I loved reading your happy list Lucy – am now grinning from ear to ear.

    Love Little Miss H’s den – looks cosy. 🙂

    Hope the move goes well this weekend. How exciting!

    #HappyDaysLinky

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    mummyofboygirltwins
    August 21, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Good idea to note down what IS making you happy – of which there is a lot! You have a lovely family; beautiful little girl. Glad you’ve been enjoying little things. The house move will make you tired and stressed but try to keep as organised as possible. Lovely post 🙂 Jess xx

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    Caro | The Twinkles Mama
    August 17, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    This is a blooming great post lovely!! So proud of how you handle your depression. This kind of thing is the perfect antidote to negative, depressed feelings. Mindfulness is a fab thing to practice — and actually when you see everything written down you can see just how much you’ve achieved! 🙂 And that’s definitely worth feeling happy for!! 🙂 #HappyDays

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    You Baby Me Mummy
    August 15, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    Oh huni, sending virtual hugs. I am glad that you feel ok though. It sounds like you are being very proactive and you have a huge happy list 🙂 Lots of love xxxx
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    littleoandme
    August 15, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Ah, such a lovely positive post. I am sorry that you have been through such a hard time, life is so unfair at times. Your den photo on Instagram inspired me to make a den with Oliver, he loved it. I have heard good things about Suits, will have to have to watch.
    Have a fab week,
    Becky xx
    #HappyDays

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    Helen
    August 15, 2015 at 9:41 am

    What a lovely post – remembering the happy times is so lovely to look back on during the tougher times of parenting 🙂 #happydayslinky

    Helen x

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    Katy
    August 15, 2015 at 9:13 am

    So many happy things in this post! Lovely to have you joining in with #happydayslinky- it made me happy ☺xx
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    Zoe dunn
    August 15, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Sounds like you had an amazing week with plenty to be happy about you had me at malteser waffles and suits ……. wow #happydays
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    Becky (@EducatingR)
    August 15, 2015 at 7:27 am

    wow you’ve had some amazing reasons to be happy. What a good idea. You should set up a linky so everyone can share their happiness. I’d definitely get involved ☺️

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