If there is one thing that I’ve learnt since starting Oh So Mint, it’s to be honest. And if I’m being honest, the past month has been pretty relentless. So today I decided to take a stepback – to sit and think for a while, which in my case is often quite dangerous. Today I chose to think of the little things. The little things that can so easily be taken for granted. I realised that in reality, I’m lucky. I’m lucky that I can control my happiness. I’m lucky to know that I can decide just how to do that. I’m lucky that even when life is tough, I can put on my positive pants and try to see the good, no matter how small it may seem. Which in my eyes, is a pretty beautiful and powerful thing.
So here’s to the little things, the simple things that have made me happy lately:
My gemstones. I love nothing more than a good reunion – whether it’s been six days, six months or six years there is nothing better than catching up with friends. I love the friendships where time apart and distance doesn’t matter, nothing changes.
Lads and ladies, you know who you are. I can say with my hand on my heart that I picked the best of the bunch.
My little loves – my clan & my sidepiece. Literally couldn’t be anywhere without them. All the love and thankfulness in the world wouldn’t quite prove to them how much I appreciate everything they have done/ do for me.
Spontaneous trips. At brunch club recently two of my best girls mentioned they were going to Wireless festival this weekend and said I should book a ticket. So I did. It then came up that there is a beer festival this Friday and that we should go. So we are. I love impulse trips and have decided I need to do it more. Think less, do more.
Cherish everything. After the events of the last month and also reading The Happiness Project (a topic for another time, but for now I have one word for it – love) it’s been reiterated to me just how short life is not to enjoy every day, even when life takes you to your lowest. It’s so easy to get caught up in the bad that we miss the good. Make every day count. Fill your life with love.
Positive Thinking. I, like everyone else, am human. I have my down days, but some days I’m the best version of me. The last few weeks have been testing, but something inside me just told me to get on with it. And I’m proud of myself. I’m proud of myself for getting back up every time life pushes me over (it pushes me over a lot, but I’m not very good on my feet anyway so you know… swings and roundabouts).
Oh So Mint is (over) a month old and I’m so grateful for everything that it has taught me, that life has taught me recently. I’ve pushed myself to do something for me and I’ve realised how important it is to remember all of the positivity that fills my life and to be grateful for it.
I choose to find beauty in the simplest of things.
So here’s to more positive thinking – because stars can’t shine without a little bit of darkness.
What things made you happy this week?
“It is up to you to see the beauty in everyday things”