“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha
Welcome to the second Happy Days round up. Let’s do this.
Day Six. Wednesday, January 28th. I seem to start the majority of my Happy Days with some sort of work reference, and day six will not be the exception. Working long hours can be exhausting sometimes, but it helps when your work place looks like this. If I could have been born in any era, it would most definitely be during the Victorian or Edwardian periods. Of course, I would have been a lady born into an aristocratic family and living in a great stately residence with several parlours and libraries. Having said that, Downton Abbey aint got nothin’ on this 21st century drawing room!
Day Seven. Thursday, January 29th. My name is Charlene, and I’m a Disney-a-holic. Seriously. It’s a little bit of a problem. I first saw Frozen at the start of December when I was feeling a little under the weather, and it’s magic-ness almost cured me 🙂 The storyline. The characters. The music. It just makes me so very happy. I have listened to this soundtrack daily over the last few weeks and it never fails to make me smile. Do you want to build a snowman? Yes please!
Day Eight. Friday, 30th January. The weather in Ireland is extremely temperamental and we regularly experience all four seasons in one day. We’ve been experiencing lots of rain lately (what’s new!) but on Friday the rain finally stopped and a beautiful rainbow appeared. Me being me, I forgot I was quite busy at work and I rushed outside to admire mother nature, whilst ignoring someone mutter something about my priorities!! I thoroughly enjoyed taking those 5 seconds out of my duties. To me, rainbows signify hope, promise and opportunity and always remind me to try to be the rainbow in someone else’s cloud! The fact that we were hosting a wedding made the moment even more magical. 5 seconds well spent in my opinion!
Day Nine. Saturday, 1st February. I spent Friday night at home with my family, which includes the two most important tweens in my life! My two little brothers are Irish twins. No, not twins that are Irish, Irish twins. i.e siblings that were born less than a year and a half apart! Although they are very close, they are extremely different and these differences can often cause bickering, whinging, kicking, crying, shouting, screaming… you know what I’m talking about. Saturday morning, as I walked down the stairs, my ears were greeted to giggles and words that suggested sharing and harmony. Puzzled at these rare sounds, I walked into the living room with caution and sure enough, there my two little nightmares were; sitting together in one armchair, playing the Xbox, giving each other little cuddles and… not fighting! As Jane Austen said, what strange creatures brothers are!
Day Ten. Sunday, 2nd February. Sunday is traditionally a day of rest, however when you work in the service industry, Sunday quickly turns into just any other day. On the rare occasions that I don’t have to be up early for some reason, I like to read for an hour before I get up. And what goes perfect with a good book? A great cup of tea! This morning was extra special as it was my first morning in my new house… more about this soon!
Another 5 happy days down. That makes 10!
Until the next time.