International Happiness Day on a Monday!

It is raining. It is Monday, it is International Happiness Day … on a MONDAY?! As The Boomtown Rats famously sang, “I don’t like Mondays.” Monday for so many is the beginning of the weekly grind, the justle to work, the routine of drudgery with the weekend feeling so far away it is out of reach.  Monday is not usually aesthetically pleasing. The alarm hoiks you out of bed too early for your liking and the dye is cast for the day ahead.

STOP! Not this Monday, Today is different. It is a day to celebrate being alive, the small things that we take for granted and most importantly, being who we are.

It is unrealistic to expect to smile 24/7 and possibly somewhat creepy, but smiling on the inside is what matters. Having a core inner happiness is what gets us through the tough times and helps us have appreciation for the good.  The world around us impacts on our daily lives, our mood dictates our response to these actions.  I will never be a Saint Theresa, but I am capable of picking myself up off the floor and going again.  So are you.  The rain gives life, it refreshes; it is the water of life. The tree opposite my house has just blossomed. Beautiful pink flowers desperately clinging onto the branches as the wind tries its best to dislodge them.  Life has lots of uncertainty right now, but what I am certain of is that I will not be beaten – will you?

Dream BIG, Sparkle MORE, Shine BRIGHTY