We all know that, sometimes, life can be tough. It can be dark. It can be sad and the news is always geared toward the bad, the sensational. I have started ‘collecting smiles’ and filing them away. I strongly believe these moments that I file away to help on the harder days should be shared.
So, I wanted to start a monthly feature here highlighting the good, the fun, the smiles because I know they’re out there. It might be personal good news, it might be something I’ve seen on Facebook or anything else I find during the month.
Last Monday, my grandparents celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary. I took the photo above during the family Christmas we have at the end of December and it is my absolute favourite from the whole time. In fact, it might actually be my favourite photo of them ever. It perfectly captures them.
57 beautiful, perfect years. Still adoringly devoted so many years on.
There are some pretty talented people out there. I love that YouTube has made it possible for us to see and enjoy the talents of those who are not (yet) mainstream. This, people, is my cousin Jake and his friend. Jake is the youngest of 16 grandchildren and I am the oldest – seeing and hearing him here, all grown up and amazing practically made me burst with pride.
Now, I know it’s not nice to laugh at another person’s misfortune but this post over at Maxabella Loves literally had me in stitches. While you’re there check out her other posts if you’ve not visited her before (as if), she can often leave me with a smile.
I am practically obsessed with this video. I just love it, if you haven’t seen it you should – even if (like me) you’re afraid of spiders. It’s SO worth it.
Last month, I was also thrilled to hear one of my ‘sisters’ got engaged – it’s been a long, sometimes bumpy road for her and I am over the moon for her. BUT to top it off, Jess asked me to be a bridesmaid for her!I am so completely stoked. And terrified. What does a bridesmaid do, anyway? Also, Getting Fit and Fab is now totally Operation Bridesmaid. Follow Jess’ journey to the alter on her new blog; Jessica Elle.
What made you smile in January?
Wife to James, the man behind the scenes who keeps things running and fixes things when they invariably go awry, mother to my three Munchie-Bums; Ellie, 5, Kahlei, 4 and 2 year old Jasper.
I am blogging my journey through parenthood, as I fight my Postnatal Depression and focus on bringing positivity into our family life and being the best I can be.