Today: Be Happy. Tomorrow: Be Happy. Everyday: Be Happy. Unknown

Sounds like a grand idea doesn’t it! Like most other habits, it’s making the choice one day at a time and Spring Cleaning out the clutter that brings you down! I find that listing my #highfivesandhappiness makes it easier to keep track of them and not lose sight of them in the clutter of everyday life:

  1. We had a brief week (very brief, probably not even an entire week) of everyone being healthy! I’ve decided that Dubai is one huge scientific experiment in virology and bacteriology. We get so many travellers from so many different places in the world that unknowingly bring infections to our city. I picture them all having mutation parties trying to come up with the wackiest version that is most likely to incapacitate an entire household. But that’s just the microbiologist rearing her head again.
  2. My little monkey has learnt not only to co-ordinate his limbs in a game of hopscotch, but is now a fully fledged monkey bar master! Our new school reinforced our sudden decision to move the boys at the start of this academic year, on a daily basis.
  3. Flights are booked, winelands accommodation organised, mini road-trip plotted – Cape Town here I come! This mom is off on a solo trip to SA this weekend! If you had told me 2 years ago I would be doing this – I would have literally (and rudely) laughed in your face. But here I am, on solo trip number 2 in 12 months (this is what I learnt the last time). I highly recommend it. If you are in a position to do it but are hesitating, book those tickets!
  4. I am embarrassed to say that I am gleeful that my dysfunctional phone has been replaced and is safely in my hands again! Yes, embarrassed, but grateful none the less!
  5. We went to our first Dubai brunch last week and I think I may have unleased a monster! We had so much fun at the Lapita Hotel DayCation Brunch. I stuck to my boot camp goals (minus the white wine – oops), Wils and I had uninterupted ADULT ONLY conversation for longer than 30 seconds and the boys played their hearts out! It was a good day!
  6.  The bonus one! I’ve taken a step towards mending a flailing friendship. Or rather, the friend did and I have swollowed my stupidity and jumped in after her. This was hard. I’m disappointed in myself for not being able to take that first step, but am grateful that at least one of us could act like an adult!

Happiness quote of the week



Posted by:Paula Medronho

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