#OneHappyDay #DayOne

What one thought will you focus on this year to bring more peace?

Wilson waiting patiently with his stick while I photograph the starfish

Wilson having a happy day

I have been thinking about this since I went to the bank at home the day before going away and somebody snarled at me for paying in lots of change over the counter.  Then when I dropped some he gleefully picked it up and pocketed it!!

I was too shocked to do or say anything!

I decided at that moment to make sure that I spread happiness this year rather than misery, so when I saw this years challenge by everyday gurus in bloggers for peace I started thinking what I could do to make sure I don’t get pulled down by others’ negative energy, and also to try to spread some positivity!

I found some lovely quotes to help me out

“Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny.”


‘Change has to happen inside’

And on my tea bag of Yogi


“Smile at strangers and you might just change a life”

Steve Ma

It’s not all about me.  I have to remember that if people are being horrible, it’s not personal, it’s not me.  I just have to remember to share my happiness with those around me, not walk around with my ‘thinking’ face on which can look like a scowl!

Some of my friends are participating in #100happydays, but I’m just going to focus on #onehappyday; #today.

Australia Day in Sydney :-)

Australia Day in Sydney 🙂

About Barbara

Born in Dublin, living in London with Peter, my two daughters, Wilson our Spaniel & Woordow our Malshih (Shih Tzu-Maltese cross)
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8 Responses to #OneHappyDay #DayOne

  1. Grannymar says:

    Love this! I posted a photo of my view from the window. it made me happy because I can see blue in the shy for the first in ages!


  2. Al says:

    What a beautiful post, Barbara.

    I didn’t realize you had taken Wilson with you. Does he have frequent flyer miles?

    You two are a lovely, happy couple. You obviously practice what you preach.

    P.S. If you can let me know who the bloke was that hassled you at the counter, I can arrange for an unfortunate accident. I have friends in low places.


    • Barbara says:

      Ha ha! Poor man must have been having a really bad day. Either he is just nasty, or he will feel rubbish about stealing my money until he gives it away!

      Wilson stayed at home with our dog minder, the photo is one from the archives!! Peter is missing him, but he is happily giving our dog walker swimming lessons 🙂


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