I actually think that it is quite hard to sit and think about what really makes you happy - yes there are things that we like each day to make us smile and give us a buzz - but what is it that truly makes us happy. I've tried to think hard on this one and here are my 5 :
Having one of those wonderful cuddles from my children, that happen for no other reason than they love me and I love them.
Seeing the smile on my husbands face when he comes home from work, walks in through the front door and comes to give me a hug.
Talking to my daughter on skype. I miss her so so much, it's impossible to put into words.
The clean fresh, new smell that always follows a thunderstorm.
Having someone know me so well that I actually don't need to tell them how I am feeling.
On a side note - here's something to make you smile on a Monday morning:
Handsome H, my youngest was told off for hitting his brother on the head this morning- because I told him off he decided not to speak to me. I cooked pancakes for breakfast, he ate them in silence, he cleared his plate in silence, he ignored me when I spoke to him - Although I found this annoying, I decided to just ignore him and play it out - for reasons which will become apparent in a moment.
Having eaten breakfast H went off into his bedroom to no doubt sulk at his telling off. I ignored him finished clearing the kitchen and came into my bedroom where my computer lives. All was quiet for about 20 minutes then H comes tearing into the room going "Mum, mum, shoes on, get keys come on please...you said you would buy me Skyrim today"
I just looked at him, and said nothing...he pulled on my sleeve "Mum..you promised!"
I looked at him and said nothing.
"Awwwwwwww" he said and ran back out of the room.
His brother G was in the room too, he started to laugh, I looked at him and said "well he wasn't talking to me 20 mins ago"
H and I had made an agreement a couple of weeks ago. If H faithfully went out and practised his drums for 20 minutes every day, I would buy him the Skyrim game that he wanted so much - yesterday was the last day of the deal - today is the day I am meant to be buying him the game - funny how things turn out when you ignore your Mum!
I do so love it, when I can make my point and get my own back without saying a word!
Happy Presidents Day!