Time for a dose of happiness in #HighlightsofHappy blog linky #38 ~ because life’s for the good stuff

Highlightsofhappy 38 Virtuallyallsorts Blog Linky Positive Thinking Gratitude Focus Happy Happiness Highlights Of Happy Easter Hols Unplug Kick Back

Your weekly dose of happiness…

Let’s spread the happiness!

It’s a common phrase isn’t it?…

“Bad things come in 3’s”

or words similar to that!

So, let’s flip it because everyone deserves a little happiness … (you know how I love to spread happiness and turn a negative into a positive with positive thinking !)

Let’s spread that happiness and find 3 things to be grateful for (or even more… well, why not?!)

Highlightsofhappy 38 Virtuallyallsorts Blog Linky Positive Thinking Gratitude Focus Happy Happiness Highlights Of Happy Easter Hols Unplug Kick Back

In my weekly feature, I look back over my gratitude journal because that’s the great thing about gratitude and using my gratitude journal – it gives me the opportunity to look back and be grateful all over again 🙂  And that’s what I do here, in my weekly feature, I look back and on my #HighlightsofHappy.

I round it off with one word that sums up my happy…  why not do the same?

If you’re a blogger, why not share your happy post from the last week or so in the linky below?

If you’re on instagram, why not tag your happy snap #HighlightsofHappy and link up your pic in the linky below?

If you’re on twitter, why not tweet your happy with #HighlightsofHappy ?

If you’re all 3, why not do all 3??  The linky is below. (To link your insta happy snap, simply click on your insta pic, copy the url and paste into the linky tool!)

(If you join in with my #HighlightsofHappy community on instagram, I post up my favourite snaps every Monday on instagram.)


…so what’s been making ME happy?

As I type this, our daughter is chilling out after breakfast.  She’s had a busy (but fun-filled) week and this is the start of our Easter hols together.  I’m so ready to down-tools and virtually switch off for a week!  I’m grateful that I recognise when I need to switch off and can take the opportunity too as well.  This week I’ve seen something on social media about working mums not switching off from their smartphones (but the necessary side of using it).  I’m guilty as charged (if guilty is the right word) and there’s a place for that in my life but there’s also a place to step back and enjoy the moments that make life so simple and special 🙂

Our daughter has seen her childminders again this week (2 lovely ladies who work together).  She’s been going to them since she was 9 months old when I returned to work after my mat leave.  I didn’t want to return to work but they work so well together, they just gel and we’ve never had any issues with them.  To say that she adores them (and they her too, I believe!), is not only so reassuring but lovely to see and hear about (she tells us who misbehaves! – out of the children, not the lovely ladies!).  For us, our childminders have been the perfect solution from day 1 and our girl is always drawing them pictures, giving them nick-nacks and has decided to name 2 kittens (when/if we get them!) after them too! Love her!

and this…

For the simple things in life like line-dried washing.

For doughnuts.  The really scrummy ones with sprinkles!  Perfect with a decaf 🙂

For learning more about kinesiology and the meridian lines.

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So that’s my happy and my happy word is ‘hols’ because I’m so ready, we’re so ready to unplug (mostly!) and kick back!  See you on the other side 🙂

How about you?  I’d love to hear about your ‘happy’ in the comments below or tweet me @AllSortsHere using #HighlightsofHappy

Go on, share your happy with me!

Thanks 🙂

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Time for a dose of happiness in #HighlightsofHappy blog linky #37 ~ because life’s for the good stuff

Highlightsofhappy Virtuallyallsorts Blog Linky Positive Thinking Gratitude Focus Happy Happiness Highlights Cinema Beauty And The Beast Bonding

Your weekly dose of happiness…

Let’s spread the happiness!

It’s a common phrase isn’t it?…

“Bad things come in 3’s”

or words similar to that!

So, let’s flip it because everyone deserves a little happiness … (you know how I love to spread happiness and turn a negative into a positive with positive thinking !)

Let’s spread that happiness and find 3 things to be grateful for (or even more… well, why not?!)

Highlightsofhappy Virtuallyallsorts Blog Linky Positive Thinking Gratitude Focus Happy Happiness Highlights Cinema Beauty And The Beast Bonding

In my weekly feature, I look back over my gratitude journal because that’s the great thing about gratitude and using my gratitude journal – it gives me the opportunity to look back and be grateful all over again 🙂  And that’s what I do here, in my weekly feature, I look back and on my #HighlightsofHappy.

I round it off with one word that sums up my happy…  why not do the same?

If you’re a blogger, why not share your happy post from the last week or so in the linky below?

If you’re on instagram, why not tag your happy snap #HighlightsofHappy and link up your pic in the linky below?

If you’re on twitter, why not tweet your happy with #HighlightsofHappy ?

If you’re all 3, why not do all 3??  The linky is below. (To link your insta happy snap, simply click on your insta pic, copy the url and paste into the linky tool!)

(If you join in with my #HighlightsofHappy community on instagram, I post up my favourite snaps every Monday on instagram.)b


…so what’s been making ME happy?

I saw our daughter cheerleading and they did so well!  She absolutely loves dancing and singing, much like any other 7 year old.  And now she wants to do the club again next term, so we’ve put her name and down and will find out in a couple of weeks…  oh and of course she had an ice cream afterwards just because!

For cuddles after tea with my beautiful girl.  I’m very aware that she’s literally growing before my very eyes both emotionally and physically.  So any opportunity that I get, I’m downing tools where possible for cuddles.  I’m savouring these cuddles and feeling the love with every ounce of my soul 🙂

A lovely warm bath… such a simple thing but you know those moments where the temperature is *just* right and you can get straight in.  That!

We’ve got a holiday on the horizon and I’m so ready for a break!  Bliss!

Our girl won a prize in the easter egg decorating comp at school and she was so chuffed!

and this…

On our walk home from school, I saw a penny, picked it up and said I’d pop it in the charity box in the shop.  But we had literally walked past charity shop.  Quick as a flash, our daughter kindly suggested we pop in there instead.  So we did and I was so proud of her generosity.  A penny isn’t much to adults perhaps, but to a 7 year old, it’s money and more importantly, it’s been given to charity.

We squeezed in a trip to the cinema to see Beauty and the Beast at the weekend.  It was either then or May because it’s all booked up!  The local cinema had been refurbed a while ago but none of us had been since.  It’s so nice to be able to recline and made our daughter’s first cinema experience so nice.  She loved the film and of course the popcorn!  I wrote a little fiction piece for The Prompt which was inspired by Beauty and the Beast ~ Ready to bloom again?

After the cinema and a quick bite to eat, we picked up her friend for the much-anticipated sleepover.  They had a brilliant time and it was lovely to hear them giggling away with their ‘midnight’ snacks!

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So that’s my happy and my happy word is ‘cinema’ and I’ve no idea how I’ve managed to choose just one word this week!  But it was the first time going for our girl and we were both so very excited that it’s surely a memory that will stay with us both.  And that’s what matters 🙂 

How about you?  I’d love to hear about your ‘happy’ in the comments below or tweet me @AllSortsHere using #HighlightsofHappy

Go on, share your happy with me!

Thanks 🙂

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Time for a dose of happiness in #HighlightsofHappy blog linky #32 ~ because life’s for the good stuff

Happiness - Time for a dose of happiness and gratitude in #HighlightsofHappy blog linky #32 ~ because life's for the good stuff

Your weekly dose of happiness…

Let’s spread the happiness!

It’s a common phrase isn’t it?…

“Bad things come in 3’s”

or words similar to that!

So, let’s flip it because everyone deserves a little happiness … (you know how I love to spread happiness and turn a negative into a positive with positive thinking !)

Let’s spread that happiness and find 3 things to be grateful for (or even more… I mean, why not?!)

Time For A Dose Of Happiness In #HighlightsofHappy Blog Linky #32 ~ Because Life's For The Good Stuff

In my weekly feature, I look back over my gratitude journal because that’s the great thing about gratitude and using my gratitude journal – it gives me the opportunity to look back and be grateful all over again 🙂  That’s why, in my weekly feature, I look back and bring to you my #HighlightsofHappy.

I round it off with one word that sums up my happy…  why not do the same?  If you’re a blogger, why not share your happy post from the last week or so?  If you’re on instagram, why not tag your happy snap #HighlightsofHappy and link up your pic here?  If you’re on twitter, why not tweet your happy?  If you’re all 3, why not do all 3??  The linky is below. (To link your insta happy snap, simply click on your insta pic, copy the url and paste into the linky tool!)

(If you join in with my #HighlightsofHappy community on instagram, I post up my favourite snaps every Monday on instagram.  You can join in with highlightsofhappy on instagram – share your happy in a giveaway)


…so what’s been making ME happy?

  • So hubby had a touch of man-flu.  To be fair I could sympathise because I’ve been feeling rough for a couple of weeks… so despite the traditional making fun of our partners who have sneezed and them announcing that it’s flu, I was grateful to be able to get him some proper comfort food!
  • Unfortunately our cat Rosie was run over, which I realise will never be a happy thing to report but the whole point of my blog and this feature is to look at the best of something.  With that in mind, I’m grateful for a few things in the aftermath: our daughter didn’t see any of it, despite it being right near to our front door; our neighbour is a vet, hadn’t yet left for work, heard the commotion and dealt with Rosie for us, taking away a lot of the trauma (we gave her a box of chocolates as a thank you… least we could do); that our cat didn’t suffer, it was clearly a quick departure from this world; that we’ve got lots and lots of happy memories of our cat.  And a few days before this happened, I posted up a short clip of Rosie Posie on instagram  And she’s a very happy cat here…

…and this too…

  • That we kept safe on Storm Doris day!  For non-UK readers, I’m sure that you’re aware of Doris.  She caused havoc and mayhem, we kept our other cat in all day (which she wasn’t too happy about until she sniffed by the back door, felt the air tunnel come through the air block and then nonchalantly reversed back to cosiness!).  Our daughter’s school had to change the normal collection point for safety too.
  • That our daughter got another green letter for ‘getting tops marks in a grammar and punctuation test’.  As I explained in last week’s #HighlightsofHappy post, there is a traffic light system for behaviour and effort, each day each child starts on yellow and it goes from there.  Our girl’s doing so flippin well at school and though some of it might be in the genes, a massive amount is down to interaction and effort in the early years… I’ve said before how we’ve read to our daughter every day of her life (though she now reads to herself or us, or the cat or teddies!)  And we’re really reaping the benefits now.  Or should I say, our daughter is.  So very, very proud.
  • For snuggle time at the end of the week and watching Gnomeo and Juliet.  Haven’t seen it?  Do it!  It’s laugh out loud funny and that’s fine by me!

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So that’s my happy and my happy word is ‘safe’ because Doris wreaked havoc…

How about you?  I’d love to hear about your ‘happy’ in the comments below or tweet me @AllSortsHere using #HighlightsofHappy

Go on, share your happy with me!

Thanks 🙂

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Time for a dose of happiness in #HighlightsofHappy blog linky #31 ~ because life’s for the good stuff

Your weekly dose of happiness…

Let’s spread the happiness!

It’s a common phrase isn’t it?…

“Bad things come in 3’s”

or words similar to that!

So, let’s flip it (you know how I love to spread happiness and turn a negative into a positive with positive thinking !) because everyone deserves a little happiness …

Let’s spread that happiness and find 3 things to be grateful for!

(or even more… I mean, why not?!)

Time For A Dose Of Happiness In #HighlightsofHappy Blog Linky #31 Because Life's For The Good Stuff

In my weekly feature, I look back over my gratitude journal because that’s the great thing about gratitude and using my gratitude journal – it gives me the opportunity to look back and be grateful all over again 🙂  That’s why, in my weekly feature, I look back and bring to you my #HighlightsofHappy.

I round it off with one word that sums up my happy…  why not do the same?  If you’re a blogger, why not share your happy post from the last week or so?  If you’re on instagram, why not tag your happy snap #HighlightsofHappy and link up your pic here?  If you’re on twitter, why not tweet your happy?  If you’re all 3, why not do all 3??  The linky is below. (To link your insta happy snap, simply click on your insta pic, copy the url and paste into the linky tool!)

(If you join in with my #HighlightsofHappy community on instagram, I post up my favourite snaps every Monday on instagram.  You can join in with highlightsofhappy on instagram – share your happy in a giveaway)


…so what’s been making ME happy?

Well, as I’ve already shared my latest highlights in a previous post, I thought that, because I’ve sort of converted the feature into this linky, I’d copy and paste to save you clicking over to it!  (but feel free to visit the post again – time for some happy in my highlightsofhappy 30 )

The previous word was ‘better’ and I may have jumping the gun a little.  Because although I feel okay in myself, I’ve been very tired and my throat has been red raw but no spots, thank goodness!  (That was me turning the bad into the positive!)

It’s been half term where we are, and I’ve had some quality time with our daughter, as I shared on instagram…

A surprise package arrived.  Off I went to the post office to pick it up, expecting it to be something completely different… and it was something very exciting for my blog, which I will share very soon.  Surprises are so exciting.  When they’re the right kind!

Lots of chocolate featured this week, which is always good isn’t it?  I just need to add a candle or 2 into the mix now!

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So that’s my happy and my happy word is ‘quality’ because our daughter is growing up oh-so-quickly.  She has literally grown in front of my eyes, or so it seems!  And while I truly hope we can still have quality time, hot chocolate and muffins in a cafe when she’s older, I’m soaking up these moments for now…  they really make me smile 🙂

How about you?  I’d love to hear about your ‘happy’ in the comments below or tweet me @AllSortsHere using #HighlightsofHappy

Go on, share your happy with me!

Thanks 🙂

 ~

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Time for some happy in my #HighlightsofHappy #30

It’s a common phrase isn’t it?…

Bad things come in 3’s

or words similar to that!

So, let’s flip it (you know how I love to turn a negative into a positive!)

Let’s find 3 things to be happy and grateful for!

(or even more… I mean, why not?!)

Sharing my #highlightsofhappy 30 highlights of happy gratitude journal grateful happiness positivity positive thinking quality time bonding

In my weekly feature, I look back over my gratitude journal and bring to you my #HighlightsofHappy , which is great because it gives me the opportunity to look back and be grateful all over again 🙂

I round it off with one word that sums up my happy…

(and don’t forget that you can join in with my #HighlightsofHappy on instagram linky and community.  I post up my favourite snaps every Monday and a new instagram linky goes live every Monday too!  Link up to the latest post here! And it’s a giveaway one too!)

…so what’s made me happy this week?

Last week’s word was ‘better’ and I may have jumping the gun a little.  Because although I feel okay in myself, I’ve been very tired and my throat has been red raw but no spots, thank goodness!  (That was me turning the bad into the positive!)

It’s been half term where we are, and I’ve had some quality time with our daughter, as I shared on instagram…

A surprise package arrived.  Off I went to the post office to pick it up, expecting it to be something completely different… and it was something very exciting for my blog, which I will share very soon.  Surprises are so exciting.  When they’re the right kind!

Lots of chocolate featured this week, which is always good isn’t it?  I just need to add a candle or 2 into the mix now!

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So that’s my happy this week and my happy word is ‘quality’ because our daughter is growing up oh-so-quickly.  She has literally grown in front of my eyes this week, or so it seems!  And while I truly hope we can still have quality time, hot chocolate and muffins in a cafe when she’s older, I’m soaking up these moments for now…  they really make me smile 🙂

How about you?  I’d love to hear about your ‘happy’ in the comments below or tweet me @AllSortsHere using #HighlightsofHappy

Go on, share your happy with me!

Thanks 🙂

 ~

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Time for some happy in my #HighlightsofHappy #4

It’s a common phrase isn’t it?…

Bad things come in 3’s

or words similar to that!

So, let’s flip it (you know how I love to turn a negative into a positive!)

Let’s find 3 things to be happy and grateful for!

(or even more… I mean, why not?!)

3 is it your magic number highlights of happy 4 gratitude journal grateful happiness positivity positive thinking bonding fuzzy

In my new weekly feature, I will look back over my gratitude journal and bring to you my #HighlightsofHappy , which is great because it gives me the opportunity to look back and be grateful all over again 🙂

I will then round it off with one word that sums up my happy.

So, what am I happy and grateful for this week?

  • For some lovely chilled out family time with our little girl and hubby ~ you can’t beat it!
  • For skimming stones with our daughter and hubby.
  • For painting my nails and our daughter’s nails bright pink ~ it made her day that we haven’t got to take it off because it’s the school hols!
  • For the beautiful, priceless bond that hubby and our little girl have ~ it’s enough to put a warm, fuzzy feeling in you, right down to your toes 🙂

My word of the week is ‘fuzzy’ because our little girl and hubby have had lots of one-on-one time this week and it really has given me a warm, fuzzy feeling from my head to my toes  🙂

I’d love to hear about your ‘happy’ in the comments below or tweet me @AllSortsHere using #HighlightsofHappy

Share your happy with me!

Thanks 🙂

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