One of my main aims for this year is to spend more time being happy. I know that isn’t always possible. We all have bad days. But even when life isn’t perfect there are happy moments. I need to recognise these and be grateful for them.
Two of my blogging friends, Jenna and Katy, host a weekly linky called Happy Days. The start of a new year is the perfect opportunity to join in and embrace the happiness that can be found in everyday life.
Jenna and Katy are on week 12 but I am going to start right at the very beginning; a very good place to start.
Out & about
Christmas and New Year has predominantly been taken up with visiting friends and family. It has been lovely seeing Little Miss H have fun with the people that she loves and that adore her.
We’ve also been on a number of walks. On Christmas Day, Little Miss H, Auntie B and I put on our warm clothes and went out for a stroll. Little Miss fell asleep a few minutes into the walk. Auntie B and I grasped this opportunity to have a good old gossip and spend some time in the beautiful sunshine. After almost 2 hours of fresh air and exercise we certainly deserved our yummy Christmas dinner.
Fun at home
We’ve really enjoyed having Mr H home for Christmas. Little Miss H is a complete daddy’s girl and has been over the moon that she has been able to spend quality time with her daddy. We have had lots of fun playing with Little Miss H’s new toys, having tea parties with our animals and watching Disney movies.
Time for me
I have been lucky over Christmas and have had lots of time to myself. Mr H even took Little Miss to the zoo so that I could spend a whole day at home working on my blog. I have also had time to manicure my nails, see friends and grab some early nights. Bliss!!!
My happiest moment
There have been so many wonderful moments over Christmas but Christmas Eve was a highlight. I loved watching Little Miss H’s face as she opened her Christmas Eve box. At 19 months old, she doesn’t understand Christmas but she does understand the joy of getting new things. It was also wonderful to watch Little Miss, Mr H and Auntie B sprinkle reindeer dust outside. They were very methodical with the trail that they left for Rudolph and Santa.
Next week I would like to try
Next week I plan to introduce more exercise into my routine. I have a mission to be happier and healthier in 2015. Exercise is a big part of that. I am going to a yoga class with a friend on Tuesday evening. Then early next Saturday morning I will be heading over to Rochester Castle for Tough Mumma. Yes, I have signed up to a 6 week boot camp. And yes, the thought of doing intense exercise brings me out in a cold sweat. But I need something to kick-start my exercise routine and I’m hoping that this will be fun. I promise to report back and let you know how it goes.
What has been your happiest moment of Christmas? Do you have any exciting plans for next week?