Nurture your happiness

Some of my favourite tips for nurturing happiness, joy, delight and wonder ♥


Fake it till you make it – decide to be happy.  Smile, laugh often and have fun.  Sometimes actions come before feelings (instead of the other way around).  So in other words: act happy, and you will feel happy.

Smile – as Thich Nhat Hanh advises … wear a half smile always.Smile while listening to music, smile during your free moments, smile even when you are irritated.

Listen to upbeat music – my personal favourites:  walking on sunshine, somewhere over the rainbow, don’t worry be happy.  And my favourite place to listen to them – in the shower!  Nothing starts your day off on a positive note like listening to these songs while you have your morning shower.  

Laugh – because generally life itself is too absurd not to.  Even if you can’t about something now, chances are you will be able to at some point.  Really – sometimes all you can do is laugh.

and lastly…

Be grateful

Surround yourself with people who make you smile

Dream big, sing loudly, and dance like no-one is watching



A proud parenting moment – the classroom work brought home by my 6yo.  Never fails to make me grin 🙂

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12 responses to “Nurture your happiness

  1. Say hi to your little man! I have a 6 yo too! They say and do the funniest things! 😀 Shaz

  2. We have to love our kids, no? I can’t say Dalton has ever written anything quite like that, though!

  3. Just like kids to bring happiness to our lives with such simple things. They are precious. Wonderful and simple rules to happiness. Although life can be unhappy sometimes, it is our choice to nurture the attitudes of life. Thanks for the reminder.

  4. Yamyah

    thank you for this reminder! 🙂

  5. brendamarroy

    I love the classroom work by your little one. It definitely brought a smile to my face.

  6. Love this! Upbeat music is a big one for me if I’m feeling a bit low! Nothing like a good funky beat to lift your mood! 🙂


  7. Sue

    I love the artwork. I reminds me of the “masterpieces” that used to come home in a steady stream – with the proud creators insisting that we kept every single one. Thank God that we could give some to Grandma, for her to appreciate :o) Enjoy evey moment with your little man. The years pass so-ooo fast :o)

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