My Happiness Is…

Happiness is…

A warm bath on a cold day

A sunset so beautiful you are don’t want to blink

Not having to do another exam ever again

A pat on the back for a job well done

Sharing a pillow with the one you love, or at least the one you fancy

A day spent doing absolutely nothing

A batch of home-made salted caramel macarons

Discovering a new book to get lost in

A full compliment of healthy and safe family members

Feeling like you are contributing to something bigger than yourself

Discovering new beautiful corners of the world

Having someone to look up to, and having someone look up to you

Making new friends, and staying in touch with old ones

Doing things that you never thought you’d be able to

The feeling of having control over your own life

Knowing who you are, even when others try and tell you otherwise

Happiness is not…

Having the perfect life

Always holding it together

Knowing all the answers

An absence of loneliness, fear or uncertainty


Rather, it is…

Appreciating all the little joys and triumphs

Knowing that whatever happens tomorrow, it’s all going to work out ok

Yet another glorious sunset in Derby

Yet another glorious sunset

Plenty of time and space for philosophy here in Derby! So tell me… what’s your happiness?

4 thoughts on “My Happiness Is…

  1. Penny, you know what my happiness will be….October 27th then I will be very happy!!!

    Seriously, its my little boy doing blowfishes on my door whilst i’m studying, its the bigger boy giving the little one hugs when mum leaves the house and its my patient who takes my advice then quits smoking and loses 15kg! Ah happiness….

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