Have you noticed lately that wherever you are and whatever you are doing, that some place and some times Happy is staring you right in the face, or you are humming along to a Happy tune!
Happy seems to be all around us at the moment, whether it be in songs or in adverts …Happiness is OUT there!.
…It’s a good thing for me, as it keeps reminding me that love is all around me and helping me to get through some tough times at the moment…when I read other blogs for instance, and they have Happy in the title or have made something with Happy on it…it reminds me that my nickname is Happy and I must fulfill my name and try to be happy with my lot!
It’s very hard when times are tough, as I am sure you all know yourselves, but one good thing, coming along, is the lighter evenings and Springtime…I hope that God willing! I will have some Oomph to get in my garden and give it some extra love and attention, that it so badly needs, as last year I hardly stepped out there, what with the summer starting so late and then it being so darn hot to do anything!
What is so annoying for me, is that I don’t seem to have the energy, that I once had, to do things! Everything seems to take longer than ever to achieve! I have all these ideas in my head, that seem to take forever to put into place and then when I start the job, it takes me forever to finish it!…Its probably an age related thing!
I am not getting any younger that’s for sure!
When I look at these old pictures of mine, it makes me realise what I can achieve when I put my mind to it! If only I could make my body work as quick as my mind!
So lets look forward to Spring and the Summer! To Health and to Happiness…and please pray for me my friends to find the strength to carry on through these hard times of mine…
Let’s all try and add a little Happiness into our lives by just being contented with what we have been dealt with in our lives…because the fear of what might happen tomorrow, can ruin a Happy today! Here at ‘The Happy House’ we always have the ability to laugh at things…we seem to find the ‘funny’ in every situation we encounter! that’s just the way we roll! So even though I’d never win Housewife of the Year Award!…and things are getting done at a much slower pace than I would like…I am not fretting about it!
Freddy did say the other day that he would call his autobiography (if he ever decided to write one!) 50 Shades of SH*T! and every time I think of him saying that…I laugh to myself!
So Onwards and Upwards as my Lovely Nanny Hilda used to say…
I hope I have not rambled…I suppose what I am trying to say is that if you are dealt a rotten pack of cards….just Breathe and try to laugh your way through, because what’s the point of being sad all the time…this is YOUR life now!…if you can’t laugh through life’s rotten situations, you will look back and have sad memories of the people we love rather than happy ones!
So go on my lovelies…Bring a little Happy into your lives and if you fancy helping me with my Oomph, please drop me a line…I have a whole host of jobs that I need doing around the house and garden right now! lol!…
Have you noticed that Happy is all around?
and where have you seen or heard it?
Have you been inspired to make something Happy?
Do tell…I can’t wait to hear all about it…it would really cheer me up 😉
Happy I am currently on a blog break for Lent and not succeeding lol but I do not take it so seriously Anyways that is why I have not been by to visit or comment. BUT I could not help myself from commenting to tell you that this is my favorite post EVER here on your happy blog!!!! Every word so true and such an encouragement. I feel the same way about the energy. It is this season of perimenopause! My hormones all over the place and such a hindrance but like you said there is happy Ll around so laugh our way through. Bless your soul. I will say a prayer and keep you in my happy thoughts. gardening really helps to cheer me so try to get out in your garden and play in the dirt! xxo
Darling Happy, I don't know how things workout but they always do. Always better than we can imagine for ourselves. When the pain is too much I tell myself, there will be time to rest in the box. So things don't get done in our time but they do get done. We all have a bit of a struggle and it seems to pour at times but I am confident everything has a reason. May the Lord richly bless you by surrounding you with the light and power of love. Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverb 3:5-6Love to your from across the pond. xxxoo e
Hello my Lovely! Just about to write my weekly post on the delicate subject of criticism, something which I had to face this week. Having read your post, I am going to rewrite it with a different emphasis, a smiley one. And I shall thank critical opinions with good grace! Thanks Happy, I have only just found your blog but it's bloomin gorgeous. Well done!! Will fwd link to renewed posting if you would like to see it and if that's ok?
Dear Happy, you have always managed to put a happy smile on our faces when we need them most. I can't remember how many times I visited your blog to see something pretty, something cheerful, something that would make me sigh with a moment of happiness I needed, you have been my hero with your creativity. I don't know you in person, but my strong guess is that you are a colorful person and live up to your name no matter the situation. Sometimes we all feel that we are getting old and we feel tired and low on energy after some hard times. Don't worry yourself, you are a natural when it comes to create beautiful things, just go with the flow, probably the reason that you don't do what you think you want to do is because you want and deserve a good rest to boost up your spirit. Just be lazy and enjoy it, the garden is I'm sure already pretty without all the work, how can it not be with the lovely caravan 🙂 Take care, just let go.. Regards, Ebru
Dearest Happy, Upon reading your post, I felt as though I was reading something that I wrote about my life right now. My hand that I have been dealt is difficult, but I always remember that I am so blessed compared to millions of other people. I feel exactly the way you feel though. I can't seem to get everything done that I want. Oh, the grand ideas I have for my home and garden. Alas, as I get older, I just do not have the energy. Then I get to thinking…if I can't have all of my cutesy things like I like then how can I be happy. I fear very much that I won't be able to keep up with my home and decorating for various holidays and the cleaning of everything. My home is very similar to yours and cleaning is much more time consuming. I have just hired a gardener to come and put in some flower beds in front of my home. I want to add flowers every place. The only problem with that is that the more you add, the more time it takes to keep everything looking nice. So, here is what I've done: I'm ever so slowly taking my dreams and making them on a smaller scale. I am not giving up on the things I want to do, but I'm doing them smaller. For example, my garden needs new dirt and mulch to be spread, but doing this on my own is so hard. Then, I had an idea. My son plays with several other boys in the neighborhood that are old enough and big enough to lift the bags of dirt, move them and spread them out over the beds. They will love to help me and they will think it is fun. So, not only am I solving a problem, but I'm solving it for free….or for maybe a few sweets for the boys. You have got to think outside the box Happy. If you want to do something, do it, but do it differently. I hope some of this helps you or at least makes you happy knowing others are struggling too. Every morning you wake up tell yourself this: "For today, I choose to be HAPPY."
Loved this! Color is fantastic!! Pure Happy!
You got it Happy..it's all in your attitude..As our President Abraham Lincoln said many years ago "Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." Of course we can not be happy all of the time..but we can look for some bit of happiness to help us get through the tough times instead of just dwelling on the bad..Warm hugs to you and tell your Freddie he is just a hoot!!!
Impossible not to be happy in your lovely house, with your lovely family! I agree, smile through everything, and look for the silver lining and goodness in everything. I am happy to be a Pollyanna and play the Glad Game!
I love your wonderful attitude! Happy is everywhere! It's in my children's laughter and smiles and hugs. It's in my husband's embrace. It's my husband taking out the garbage! haha! It's in my eyes as I gaze upon the pretty vintage goodies I collect. And it's definitely here on your blog! I always love to visit your blog. Your home is such a happy place to see! All the fun, bright, kitschy goodness! 🙂 Your blog never fails to make me feel happy! Thank you for that! Hope this tough time gets better for you very soon. A lovely attitude such as yours always helps! Michelle xoxo
I have a picture in my home that has words on it that reads "we tend to seek happiness when happiness is actually a choice". I find this to be usually true. Even when I am feeling blue or defeated I try to remember this quote because it simply just feels better to be happy. We all have these days of less than happy. Hang in there. Sending you extra hugs. I just love all your pretty collections.xo Danielle
Oh if you only knew how happy I was to just read YOUR post!This morning I put on my Facebook page that I have had so many losses in the last 6 months, that I just needed to hear some good news…and well…then I came to your blog…and I smiled. I smiled at your pictures, I smiled at your humor, I smiled and your determination to not give up.Thanks, Happy!Gloria in Virginia
Sorry you're struggling at the moment. I have started doing a Happy challenge, posting a photo each day of a little thing in the day that has made me happy. It's helping me to focus away from the pain I live with at the moment, and the '50 Shades of Sh*t' that life can be (LOVE that expression!!!) and makes me appreciate the smaller things in life. Here's the link if anyone wants to take a look http://100happydays.com/
Thanks for this happy post, Happy! Gushing over your photos of your treasures and LOL on the 50 Shades…. 🙂
Luv ya!Roll on summer and gardening days.50 Shades of Sh*t? Try asking for that at the library helpdesk! Larf?…I'd have tears rolling down my face!!Z xx