Grown-Ups Get To Choose!

“We are always told that anyone over the age of eighteen should know what they are doing. The fact is, they don’t.” ~ Rae Earl One of the most important lessons I ever learned in life came from a trip to the corner store at the end of the street. I was cooking dinner and realised I […]

Choose Your Perspective And Get Happier!

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.”  ~ Alphonse Karr   Someone commented recently on how lucky I was to have such an awesome life, and that having my life would make anyone happy. This was a person who had only just met me, and knew nothing of […]

I should be grumpy this morning…

“The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher I should be grumpy this morning. Really, really grumpy. I have now completed my third drug-free week from my lyme treatment, letting my liver have a break. At first I was so grateful to not have to […]

5 Random Things That Make Me Happy

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien   1. Little details of loveliness that show people care. Fresh flowers on a cafe table… 2. Singing along to my favourite songs in the car! 3. Being lost in a book… 4.  Seeing […]

Chronically ill and Happy!

“The individual who says it is not possible should move out of the way of those doing it.” ~ Tricia Cunningham   I’m not happy because I have a chronic illness – I’m happy because I still love my life! It’s possible, and in fact I think it’s necessary, to find happiness when life has dealt […]

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