This may be the last official ‘How to be HAPPY!’ post, since I only seem to have one blog adding a link after several weeks. Pity, but there you go.
Anyway, what made me happy this week was a simple dog walk to Ferry Meadows, a large country park/leisure facility in our city. It made me happy for two reasons: firstly it was impromptu, and secondly, the swans were in such fine feather!
We’d walked taken the dogs out in the morning, but just after lunch OH said to me that he fancied a walk. It was a lovely, sunny-but-chilly day, so I and the dogs thought it was a splendid idea. Actually, OH had meant he fancied a walk without the dogs, but that worked out OK too, because after we’d fed the swans and geese – and seagulls – he took himself off for a walk around the larger of the lakes and Sid, Jeffie and I pottered along taking pictures and sniffing smells.
The swans were really showing off, getting ready for breeding season I suppose. They were curling their wings above their backs in an extremely elegant show of personal beauty, and there were several of us taking photos and smiling.
And of course, it was rather nice that neither of the dogs showed any real interest in chasing the birds. Very sensible of them, say I!
‘How to be HAPPY!’ is a new meme. It’s about finding the little things in life which bring a smile or a glow of warmth to our hearts and souls during our daily lives. Why? Because it’s the way all these little things add up which truly determines if we are happy people, not the big stuff like a lottery win.
To enter, write a post about one thing which has made you happy in some small way recently – it could be birdsong, a favourite smell, a particularly good loaf of bread, a blue sky, anything! Then scroll to the bottom, click the Mr Linky graphic and add your blog post details to the Linky which will appear in a new window, and you’re in.
If you’d like, copy the badge (up at the top of this post) and paste it into your own.
Oh, and it would be nice if you popped round to visit and comment on a few of the others, too!