I’ve not written about my #100daysofhappiness since Day 56. I’m now on the home straight of the 100 days (today is day 94) so thought now would be a good time to break my silence on the happy days.
It’s been a while since I updated you all on my #100daysofhappiness so thought I’d let you all know my smile moments from the last few weeks…
Day 24 – I know some people don’t believe in fate but I definitely do and love when little things happen to prove to me I am right to believe
Day 25 – Really enjoyed doing something nice for everyone at work #BrewMonday
Day 26 – Nice little eve watching the football with the fam
Day 27 – I know some people hate it but knowing that my 100 days brings happiness to some other people as well as myself
Day 28 – Being the person that someone turns to when they need something sparkly to wear #QueenOfSparkle
Day 29 – Sam Smith tickets finally on way to be reunited with their rightful owner (me!)
Day 30 – Absolutely amazing cake course today. Created this beauty…
Day 31 – Had a lovely day with my family celebrating my Nan’s 83rd birthday. Love.
Day 32 – A good day! The tickets arrived in one piece, I booked train tickets to visit a special someone in Liverpool and have also booked the Anfield Stadium tour after almost 20 years!
Day 33 – had some good feedback today which shows that hard work does pay off
Day 34 – Glad that my 100 days are having a positive effect on others!
Day 35 – Productive planning day followed by a lovely dinner at The Bell
Day 36 – Lovely wine, wagas and Jessie Ware with the best one!
Day 37 – Jack Whitehall’s sketch about why the Lion King is NOT just a kids film… Ha ha!!!
Day 38 – Feeling really positive today! Acknowledgment from someone special that each day I am taking a step in the right direction! Also an unexpected act of kindness from someone made me smile xx
Day 39 – Love that Camilla can put up with my cray-ness about outfits #crazymoron but she still loves me
Day 40 – Nice few drinks tonight
Day 41 – Happy with how lessons in life can change your feelings and actions for the better!
Day 42 – Massage and nails booked for Saturday morning!
Reading back over these last few weeks has again made me smile. I think that the above reasons for happiness really show my true colours as a person and about what makes me tick…. Friends, family, happy work life, music, football, cakes and pampering. Almost all the things I love the most in life!
I think the days of happiness also show that it’s not always material things that make you happy. Yes, buying shoes, handbags and clothes makes me happy. Yes, holidays make me happy but there are also lots of things that money can’t buy which make me the happiest.
One particular thing I’ve discovered this week is the kindness of others. On day 38 I mention about an act of kindness that made me smile. A really old friend of mine has recently left Essex for the great city of Liverpool. During the period where we were both single we partied together and she introduced me to some of her other friends. It was those girls that made me smile on day 38. We’ve not seen each other since that night out really and then, knowing that I have been through a tough time, they messaged to invite me over for dinner to catch up. It’s a really small thing but honestly, I just thought it was so kind of them and I am sure they don’t realise how touched I was.
The other act of kindness was in repayment to something nice that I did. There’s a guy in my office, really laid back kind of guy. Nothing ever bothers him, everything is water off a duck’s back to him. He never gets down, never gets annoyed, never lets anything get to him. I was standing at the printer and heard him sigh which is unusual so I asked him if he was OK. Turns out that something had annoyed him so he ranted and I listened. I didn’t really think anything of it at the time to be honest.
Then later he was sorting his cupboard out and there was a bottle of Veuve Clicquot in there, I mentioned in jest that I was eyeing it up as it was my favourite champagne. He then walked over and gave it to me. He said ‘You have it. You are the only person today that’s asked if I am alright, no other f*cker has’. I was taken aback that obviously something I felt was nothing actually made a difference to him.
So don’t ever underestimate being kind to someone. It’s not about being over the top and super friendly all day every day. Sometimes it’s the smallest things that make the biggest difference.