Time for a dose of happiness in #HighlightsofHappy blog linky #41 ~ because life’s for the good stuff

It's Time For A Dose of Happiness In #HighlightsofHappy 41 Blog linky Because Life's For The Good Stuff Achievement Poem Published

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?!)

It's Time For A Dose of Happiness In #HighlightsofHappy 41 Blog linky Because Life's For The Good Stuff Achievement Poem Published

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?

Easily one of the things that has made me smile from ear to ear, that has made my heart completely and utterly burst with joy and that has absolutely made my week is our daughter having her poem published in a poetry anthology!  I did the usual rummage in her school bag for stray permission slips, spellings etc and came across an envelope.  I skim-read the letter, thinking that it was about the upcoming SATS and therefore not paying much attention (I’m not in the slightest bit concerned about them – because although she’s bright, I wouldn’t be concerned anyway – and I’d digest it at leisure later, I thought).  THEN I read ‘I’m delighted to tell you that {our wonderful daughter} has had a poem chosen for an upcoming poetry anthology.’  As it happened, she’d come home from school feeling bit sick (I’m sure it was just indigestion) but knew this would cheer her up.  I told that out of 11,000 entries, her poem is one chosen to be published at the end of July.  As a creative writer who loves to write poetry myself, and as a mum who is utterly passionate about literacy as a whole, this, yes THIS made my day and I’m sure I was more excited about it than our daughter purely because she didn’t ‘get’ the enormity of it!  We waited patiently for daddy to get home from work, not wanting to tell him over the phone, rang the grandparents, popped it on speakerphone and shouted it from the rooftops!  Of course, we’ve already ordered our books!

and this…

 Seeing a golden sticker on our daughter’s school dress as she came out for end of day in the playground on Friday.  That golden sticker means that she’s been to see the Head for something.  And it was for her poem.  There are 3 others in her class that are being published too and they’ve all done so well 🙂

Can’t you just tell that the VirtuallyAllSorts household is buzzing this week?!?  I’ve noted down other things in my gratitude journal this week but without a doubt, this comes top!


So that’s my happy and my happy word is ‘achievement’ because quite frankly, there couldn’t BE another word really now could there?  By next week, I may probably won’t have come down from cloud 9 so be prepared for more of this proud mummy!

And 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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Lovin’Life (DeepFriedFruit)

Dear Little Daisy
The Reading Residence
  1. I look forward to reading your highlights of happy. Congratulations to your daughter. What am I grateful for this week? I’m really noticing just how very blue the sky is right at this moment. #TeamLovinLife

  2. You must all be so proud of your daughter! You will all treasure this moment for years to come. Good luck with her SATS, my daughters are next week too. I’m sure they will both fly through them x

  3. Well done to your daughter!!! How fantastic! I love those little moments that we really treasure as parents. It’s such a great thing to record them so that you will always remember. x #HappyDaysLinky

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