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I thought I’d do something a little bit different for Wellbeing Wonders this week and write about things that make me happy. I’ve written a few really heavy and emotional posts lately (like Please Don’t Tell Me To Calm Down and To All The Friends I’ve Let Down – An Open Letter) so I wanted to write something a bit more positive than another “I’ve been useless at dieting this week” post!
Here are 10 things that make me happy:
1 Being a Mum
Let’s start with the big one, shall we? After everything we went through to get them, just looking at my babies (who aren’t really babies anymore) makes my heart happy. Even on the days where Mr Becca comes home to find me hiding in the kitchen and pulling my hair out because the twins have driven me crazy… I’m still happier than I can ever remember being before we had them.
2 Mr Becca
While I’m talking about family, Mr Becca is quite good at making me happy, too. Have I mentioned before how lucky I am to have such a supportive husband? If I haven’t, I should have. Anyone who has mental health issues should marry an Occupational Therapist who specialises in mental health. But you can’t have mine. I’m keeping him. Aside from being a very good OT, Mr Becca is a very good husband, a brilliant Dad and one of my very bestest friends. He’s also very very silly. No one makes me (or the twins) laugh like he does. Watching him play with the twins, seeing what a great dad he is, definitely makes the list of things that make me happy.
I love to read. Whenever I’m feeling a bit down, I escape into a book. You can read about some of my favourite books here and here, if you’re interested! And while I do the majority of my reading on Kindle these days, there are very few things that make me happier than curling up in an armchair with a proper book.
They just look happy, don’t they? The way they look up and follow the sun? They always make me smile.
5 Comfort Food
This is why I’m overweight. A big plate of something hot and preferably covered in cheese always cheers me up. In fact, maybe number 5 should have just been melted cheese – pizza, cheese toasties, cheese on pasta, baked camembert… now I’m hungry.
Is there anything better than an afternoon nap? I’m not sure that there is.
I love making things. Although I’m taking a bit of a break from it this year to focus on my blog, I have a tiny little craft business (you can find me on Facebook under Ostara Crafts) and I love making things that I know will go on display in someone else’s home. Crafting is so relaxing, too – it’s great for getting rid of stress!
Ok, I know some of you aren’t ready for the C word yet, but I love Christmas. I love it even more now that I have children, but I’ve always loved Christmas. I love the lights and the decorations and the food and how happy and smiley everyone gets. I love going to see Santa (this is one of the best parts of being a mum – we saw 3 Santa’s last year and 4 the year before!) and all the little traditions we’re passing on to the twins.
9 Clean Sheets
Climbing into a bed, freshly made with clean sheets, at the end of a long day is one of life’s greatest pleasures, don’t you think?
10 Watching My Kids Grow and Learn
As much as I sometimes wish that time would just slow down a little bit, because the twins are growing up so quickly, I love watching them grow and learn new things. The look of pride on their little faces when they figure something out for the first time is just so wonderful. And they’re so clever, it makes me feel like I’ve achieved something every time they do. I love their little giggles and the funny things they say when they’re trying to learn new words. Of all the things that make me happy, this is my favourite.