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I love quotes about happiness! Here are ten of my favourite! 1. “When I was five years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy”. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” – John Lennon 2. “Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”  – Abraham Lincoln 3. “Nobody really cares

…and the answers are simple A while ago (longer than I care to admit) I was invited by Patri from The Stereoscopic Eye  to participate in this exchange of questions and I’ve been looking forward to finally getting around to indulging in some thoughts about myself while answering these questions because let’s be honest, who doesn’t love to dig down deep and ponder the meaning of life. I knew Patri’s questions wouldn’t disappoint with her strong opinions on feminism and a love of photography and art that really pushes the boundaries. Her questions include having

Do you remember those days of being young and writing letters? Exchanging them in the hallways? Okay, that was a really long time ago wasn’t it? Guess I’m just nostalgic about the world. The letter exchange I once had a crush on a boy who went to a different school than I did. I suppose he had a crush on me too because although I can’t even remember how it started, there was an entire year when we exchanged letters. His bus to school would pass through my town on

Cause when you worry, your face will frown And that will bring everybody down So don’t worry, be happy Don’t worry, be happy now. Bobby McFerrin This is a list, not of the best or greatest songs of all time. This list isn’t the kind of list you’d expect someone to have either. It’s a huge mishmash of everything. It ranges from rock to country and swishes right into R&B. So what do these songs all have in common you might ask? Me. That’s it. I’ve always loved all different

Actually I dated a bunch of them It’s not easy navigating your way through the world of dating. There are some lovely people out there but there are also a bunch of seriously not that cool people and this applies to both men and women. Women can be just as evil. I’ve heard the stories about some pretty crazy behaviour and I’m pretty sure I’ve been the crazy too. I never wanted to get married, after a teenage love story that went awfully wrong I decided that marriage just wasn’t

I stumbled across a quote yesterday by Samuel Johnson; “No man was ever great by imitation” and I thought… well isn’t that profound. We are taught too often that imitation is a form of flattery but when you work really hard at making something your own and then someone comes along and puts in minimal effort at the same thing and just uses what you’ve done then it’s not all that flattering is it? I’m sure you’ve all had some sort of experience in your life where you were copied.

Paulo Coelho at one point used to be my absolute go-to author. You know, in those times when you really need someone to tell you that you can do it and Coelho ALWAYS manages to do just that. I at one point owned every book ever written by the man and couldn’t wait for the next one to come out. I must admit that my love for him has since died a little bit, as after a while, all of his books start sounding a bit the same but they

Childhood is the best time ever. No worries, no stress. It’s practically what the Hakuna Matata the Lion King song was written about. Hakuna Matata, what a wonderful phrase Hakuna Matata, ain’t no passing craze It means no worries for the rest of your days It’s our problem free philosophy, Hakuna Matata It’s all happy days and sunshine and every now and then you have to do a little bit of homework and that’s not even complicated. It’s all colouring and shit like that. Oh those wee ones don’t even

Hello lovelies There is so much doom and gloom going on in the world. We are all so caught up with the many things going wrong that sometimes, it’s easy to forget to stop and smell the roses. There are so many things to be thankful for and we need to be mindful of those things so that when it rains, we remember that without the rain, there is no rainbow. This is a list of a few phrases and sayings that I have included in a number of my

Movies are a really personal thing. Everyone has different ideas of what makes a movie great. For me, movies are mostly associated with the memories that they bring. Star Wars for example, is certainly one for the books, just not my list because (and don’t kill me) I don’t really enjoy them. In fact, I haven’t even watched all of them. Movies remind me of places, of people, of moments in time. I usually love movies with happy stories and happy endings but some of the ones that tug on

Today’s list is a reminder that you can achieve your goals, you just have to work hard at making them happen. it’s a reminder that anything is possible, if you believe in yourself. Today’s post, was written with the hope that someone will be inspired to get up and get started at changing their lives, following their dreams and making it happen. If you need more inspiration then read these previous posts; 10 quotes about passion  What goals do you want to achieve? How to find your passion There are

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love dogs. Not just my dogs but dogs in general. At a friend’s house, I’d be that person lying on the floor playing with a dog rather than making small talk with other guests. I’m a dog person. I always have been. I think either you are or you aren’t. I am. When I was about 7 I was given a puppy by my father. At the time the TV show Lassie was a big deal so of course, my puppy was

Every now and then I like to remind myself about all the wonderful things in the world that make me happy. Some of them are so materialistic but that’s okay, many of them are places and experiences and that’s even better. Simple things can really make my day and nothing in the world starts my day off more happily than being handed a cup of coffee by my husband while I lie around in bed (this happens every single day and I still thank my lucky stars for him) cuddling with my

My mother is such a special person. She is by no means perfect because at the end of the day none of us really are, that’s the joy of being human. We just have to live our lives in the best way we know how doing the best we can. Now, I’m probably biased in saying this but I just don’t think many people get it as right as she does. My mother, is a super hero and here’s why.

I love travelling! Nothing refreshes the soul and inspires the mind like being utterly and completely submerged in a culture that is completely not your own. I will drop everything for a chance to go exploring around the world and it is my mission to get to North America so that I can say I’ve been to every continent except Antarctica (one day I’ll go there too). Everywhere you go has something to make the trip worth it and you really have to be open to new experiences. When I

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