Thursday, 16 July 2015

What Makes YOU Happy ?

Hello !!!
Over the past month or so, I've been  thinking a lot about all the little things that come together to make us all so happy, but we don't give them enough attention to realise how happy they make us ! For example; today I noticed the sky was a really gorgeous shade of blue and it made me smile. If it  had been that same shade just a few weeks ago, I doubt I would've even noticed, let alone of remembered about it 6 hours later ! This applies to a lot of things, that man who held the door for you this morning or the cute dog you saw in the park that came up to you for a cuddle . We miss out on so much happiness by undermining the shear beauty, love and kindness of things we disregard each day. We assume that the days that may well be remembered as tragic, awful days were only that. But I can guarantee that in every single day, something (tiny as it may be ) happened ! The worse the day, the harder you need to look because the more you need it :)

"Everyday may not be good, but there's something good in everyday" 


We can easily make ourselves happier by being a little more mindful of the things around us ! So I contacted a few wonderfully talented bloggers ( Who actually often brighten my day with their posts ) and asked them to write a paragraph or list, however they feel most comfortable, about the things in their lives that make them happy ! I'm going to post this in two halves so that it's not too long and the second half will be up on Friday morning :) So lets get going !

Vickey Wright from Never Grow Up
"What makes me happy? I love the sound a storm, pattering on a glass room. Or better still, the cold chill of raindrops, washing off my mascara. On the contrary, I love the blinding beam of sunlight that floods the room on a mid-summer morning. The first sip of a cup of tea after a long day’s work, and the first bite of that cake you’ve been craving since 11am. When that dress is a perfect fit, or when your eyeliner wings evenly first time. I love listening to songs from years ago, and still knowing all the words. The smell of popcorn that floods Frontier Land, and pinky promises that you know won’t be broken. Finally, the opening credits of a Disney film, filled with the excitement that the next hour and a half are to be filled with magic, music and laughter. That’s what makes me happy."

Rainbow-Rose Blossom from http://rainbow-roseblossom.blogspot.co.uk/
1.Walking in the sunshine
2. Throwing glitter
3. Lame jokes
4. Exercise
5. Dressing up
6. Random acts of kindness
7. Rocking out to music
8. Changing my hair
9. Watching my favourite TV shows
10. Scaring people

Be Nice It's Tuesday from https://beniceitstuesday.wordpress.com/
I generally like to think of myself as a happy person, I certainly try to have an optimistic outlook on life, and I believe that we’re all, to some extent, in control of making ourselves happy. A year or so ago I was not so happy with my life, and there were good reasons for this, but I decided it was time to be happy again, so I did the 100HappyDays challenge. I now have a little yellow book of all my photos, so this is a summary of what’s in the photos, the things that make me happy. Trees, flowers, my cat, elastic bands, music, musicals, pretty rain, friends, my sisters coming home, food, bubble wrap, sitting in my onesie, walks, nice messages, cafes, finishing work, swimming, reading, sewing, choir, sunshine, Harry Potter memes, doing concerts, cake, people being nice, my ‘cello, my home, visiting new places, squirrels, Ramin Karimloo, celebrations, doing art work, playing cards, Maltesers and wine, positive quotes, singing, listening to music, my favourite German film, ice cream, Disney films, laughter, wind chimes, adventures, playing violent rounders, seeing family, baking, Scotland, the beach, sunset, canoeing, ceilidh dancing, fit boys, Cluedo, exciting boat happenings, jumping in waves, making a treasure hunt, my bedroom, writing letters, getting a postcard, booking a holiday, rope swings, jewellery, and finally, photographs that remind me of happy times.


Crystal from Crystallized Daisies
Happiness is a choice. Don't live life everyday letting yourself live in guilt and sorrow, you have the choice to turn that around. You are in control of your own life so make a choice to be happy for yourself. You deserve to be happy just as much as the next person. Try to do more and surround yourself with things that make you smile <3
Here are a few things that always make me smile :)
1) Family bonding
2) Romance movies/novels
3) Looking back on moments in which I was truly happy
4) My dog
5) Singing along to music


Thank you so much to all the amazing bloggers that got involved with this post ! I've linked to all their blogs so if you have any spare time you should definitely check them out, you wont regret it ! They're all such talented writers and I really enjoyed hearing about the lovely little things that makes each of them happy :) I'd love to hear in the comments, what are the little things that make YOU happy ? Or you could tweet them to me @MyHappyBubbleXx using the hashtag #WhatMakesYOUHappy


Check back tomorrow for the second instalment of this "What Makes YOU Happy?" Project. I hope you have a brilliant day !

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :)

Lots of love, Marianne xxx


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17 comments:

  1. I love this post, it filled my heart with so much happiness! So cliche I know but honestly it's really uplifting to read posts like these, I hope you have a beautiful, happy day! xxxxx

    www.romantiquely.com

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    1. Thank you so so much ! That's really sweet of you and made me smile :)

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  2. This is such a cute idea! Their ideas all made me smile :) x

    itseverythingerin.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you ! Yeah they're all amazing writers :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  3. I loved this post! You are definitely right, we take for granted so many little things throughout the day that are simple joys because we simply don't bother to pay attention! What a nice reminder, I just loved this! XO -Kim
    www.thethirtysomethinglife.com

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    1. Thank you ! I'm so glad you liked it :) I think it's really important to focus on positivity and we'd all be so much happier if we actually noticed all the things around us that are so wonderful and beautiful :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  4. Yay!! :D This turned out so great <3 I can't wait to see the rest of the post :) I loved reading what the other bloggers had to say about what makes them happy and I couldn't agree more with them. I also really loved how you mentioned how its so easy to miss all the beauty and happiness that there is out there in the world. I myself fall victim to it quite often, I'm going to start making a habit of taking time out of my day to just enjoy it; no matter how busy I am. Great job with this Marianne!! I'm really loving your blog lately <3 It's been so inspiring and full of happiness ;) Thanks again so much for including me!! I was so excited to hear about this project and am honored to be a part of it :D (just a little question haha did the "Black hearts card" show up in my email? because I had meant it to be a heart but I guess it didn't send like that, no need to fix it but I was just wondering for future purposes :)

    -Crystal
    http://crystallizeddaisies.blogspot.com

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    1. This is honestly one of the sweetest things I've ever read.. thank you so so much you really made me smile oh my gosh thank you so much :') You we're one of the first bloggers I thought of when working out who to contact because you're just such an amazing writer and from what I've seen of you, you're a kind, lovely, committed and passionate person ! You wrote a brilliant response for this and it couldn't of happened without you ! Ooo woopsy daisy I just typed out what came through in the email, I can fix it easily , would you like me to delete it or is something else meant to be there ? Let me know and I'll fix it asap :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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    3. You and me both!! :') Aww!! Thank you so so much!! agh! I'm literally just sitting hear blushing at your sweet reply <3 That is so sweet of you!! I truly am honored to have been a part of this, I really enjoy the message that you are trying to send to others and I really hope that you continue on doing that because the world needs a lot more people like you out there! I know it's not always easy putting up strictly positive things all the time but the fact that you can do that makes me respect you so much more! and the way you write it has me wanting to read a book by you ;) haha. I had meant for it to be a little heart ♥ but just erasing that "Black heart" part would be fine :) Thank you <3

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    4. Well it's all true and at least if you're blushing you can save a few quid on buying blusher hehe :) Thank you so much, well if anyone asks me what time of blog I have I say it's a positivity blog because I don't really want to project anything else into the world and I've spent plenty of time not knowing how to be happy and trust me it's not fun ( who would've guessed hey ? ;) ) Bless you that's so sweet and really means a lot :) It should be all fixed now :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  5. This is such a beautiful post, I really loved reading it! <3

    http://sarawritesadiary.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much for reading ! I'm really glad you liked it :)
      I hope you have a wonderful day !

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  6. This was a bloody brilliant idea Marianne! <3 I'm going to save this in my favourites, it can be so easy in rough times to forget the little things that can make us smile and well sometimes we don't even know they exist, that's what I truly love about this post by sharing other's happiness moments it opens the eyes of others when they need it. This post really brightens my day and I feel honoured to be a part of it, thank you! <3

    http://rainbow-roseblossom.blogspot.co.nz/

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    1. That's really kind of you ! I really appreciate all your help in making it possible :) Well sadness has a way of blinding us to all the good things that could actually help us to start smiling again :) It means the world to me that you're going to favourite it !

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  7. This is such an inspirational post! Thank you for sharing this with us. There is a little good in every day. I totally agree with what you said, that happiness is a choice.

    astylishlovestory.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much ! It's important to try and show people that because although happiness is a choice it can be a very difficult one to make so I truly believe in showing people how to make that choice and stay with it because everybody deserves to be happy :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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