Day two tells me to go on a flower walk or put some in my home.
Day three tells me to start a blog (which obviously, I already have) and record my thoughts and feelings. I cheated a little bit.
I didn’t go on a flower walk. Or buy some flowers for my home. I’m too poor for that one right now. Instead, I enjoyed all the beautiful flowers lining the road on my drive into town.
This is my favourite flower on the whole drive. It’s a terrible photo, which is disappointing. That dark green blob in the middle of the photo? That’s a daffodil. A lone daffodil. It just screams determination, individuality, never give up and all the other cliches that are portreyed on motivational posters with a picture of a flower poking out of the dirt/snow/rubble. But I love it.
Day 5 told me to wear something fun. And I did. I wore a dress that I hardly ever wear because I always thought it wasn’t a mummy-practical dress. But I found not only is it practical, it’s comfortable AND fun. The full skirt is perfect for Dex to hide under, so I’ll definitely be wearing it again =]
Day 6 wants me to wake up happy. I’ll probably do that tomorrow. As long as Lola gives me a little bit more sleep than last night… Please?
Now, I am a fairly happy person. You know, when my 3 month old isn’t screaming the house down and my toddler isn’t being Mr Destructo, I’m happy. A lot of my happiness revolved around eating lots of chocolate (what more reason is there for happiness?) and now I can’t eat lot of chocolate (not eating dairy for a week then eating it showed me just how sick). So, I figured I’d get some happiness help.
Over at Seven Cherubs Naomi wants to help people be happy.
“ Seven Cherubs is where I love to inspire women.
To help them create happiness in their personal and family life.
I am passionate about motherhood and believe in the power of mothers.”
And so, I downloaded her 30 Days of Happiness (something has to replace the chocolate and quite frankly, anyone who can have 7 children and not be tearing their hair out must be doing a lot more than something right).
You, my lucky friends, followers, fellow bloggers and other randoms that read my blog will be privvy to reading my journey on my 30 days of happiness. I won’t share every day, because it might get a little boring and frankly,a little too raw at points. But I will do at least every second day. Which puts us at Day 1.
LET GO OF THE PAST
Look to your future and let go of the anchors that are holding you back.
My anchors I need to let go of:
- I still regret going to help the douchebag of a person that I thought was a friend which resulted in me sleeping through my alarm, ending up with me being fired from the only job I have ever wanted to do – LETTING IT GO. I shouldn’t have done it, but I did. If I’m this good of a friend to people who don’t deserve it, this is proof that I am a good friend and shouldn’t worry about not being good enough (finding the positive)
- I broke up with my ex fiance and broke his heart. For a girl who broke my heart. Karma I guess. He has done a good job of making me feel guilty over this, which at times has made me question whether I deserve where I am, who I’m with and the fact that I’m happy. LETTING IT GO. It was a long time a go. We have both moved on. I am happy and I DO deserve it. We are friends and he is happy for me, so I shouldn’t question my right to be happy.
- If I had of stayed at uni I would be finished my degree by now and be on a ridiculous amount of money in an area I find interesting. LETTING IT GO. If I had of stayed in my course, I would never have started tattooing. I would never be where I am now, which means I wouldn’t have my kids or tattoodaddy. No amount of money could buy what they give me every day.
- If I was smarter/more sensible with my money, we wouldn’t be in pointless debt right now. LETTING IT GO. I was forced to live off a credit card in certain times of my life. Starvation isn’t really the wisest choice out of debt or starvation. Sure, we could have paid them off by now, but we’ve just never made it the main priority. We are now, so no need to worry about it any more.
- I cheated on my boyfriend. LETTING IT GO. I was 15. Time to let go of the guilt.
Looking to the future is easy. I have a wonderful partner, two gorgeous (even if they are full on) children and we are young. We are healthy. We have family and friends who love and support us. There are thousands of options for us and there will be hundreds of thousands of opportunities for our children. There will be countless choices made for the better. The future is spending my life with the people I love the most. Very easy to be happy about.
This HAS made me feel happier already. Sometimes I think we get so dragged down by the every day-ness of life we forget how lucky we are to have that routine of comfort and warmth to enjoy and treasure.