Little hits of happiness

Appreciating what we have right now. That’s my mindset.

I’ve always been one to celebrate the little things, the little hits of happiness in my week, a month or year. Isn’t this why we celebrate the milestones of our babies in those first few months. For the little hits of joy. These are the moments we want to remember. Why did we ever stop? Because, in reality we look for the bigger things to celebrate, everything is bigger. We forget about the little things. The moments in between. These are the ones I want to remember, now more than ever.

It’s been a month since we were put into lockdown. And I’m feeling more passionate everyday about capturing the moments in between. Celebrating the small wins. I feel excited about sitting back and watching. Waiting. Learning more about us as a family. Being more present and enjoying life’s moments. I think the world has opened it’s heart to enjoying more of the everyday.

The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life {William Morris}.

Isn’t that the truth. I think we’re all guilty of letting the big things take over. Of not appreciating the details of daily life. I love this quote. I don’t know about you but I’m focusing on the here and now. Forgetting about cancelled holidays, beach trips and birthday celebrations. Shying away from listening to the news and focusing on Staying Home, Staying Safe, Feeling Thankful and Keeping Positive. So I’ve tried to think about the here and now, to what is right in front of me. And here they are…

 

Nature

What isn’t there to love about Spring. Blossom trees. Magnolia petals lining the streets. Overblown roses. The prospect of Wisteria. The streets come alive at this time of year, so much colour. So pretty. Don’t you think? It’s a joy to take a walk on our daily exercise, I find myself purposefully heading in the direction of the Cherry Blossom.

 

Feeling closer

People watching from our sun warmed window seat. Feeling closer to my family as we make our way through such different times. Slowing down from a previous jam packed schedule, the cosy weight of a child in my lap as we chat over lunch breaks. Calm meal times where the family comes together, so different to the usually staggered and frantic ones of yesteryear. Home schooling together as a family, because who knew that navigating fractions and English lessons would be so tough.

 

Sunlight

Bright blue skies, hazy sunshine, the sunlight hitting the morning room. The sunsets. The sunlight has such an amazing power. To fill our hearts with so much joy. Something we are all grateful for during this state of lockdown. I’ve always said this but the sunshine makes waking so much easier. There is more daylight and time spent with family. I am very thankful for the sun shining and the sky so bright.

 

Unexpected 

Finding the time to spend in our garden, and to tinker with it so that we can spend our summer nights drinking rose. Ordering a hanging basket which will make me smile each time I open the door. Finding Calippo’s in the freezer. Learning with George. Mr H and George taking up running. Re decorating George’s bedroom, we realised we hadn’t painted his room in almost 9 years. As he’s spending more time in his room it felt right to freshen it up a little.

 

 

The everyday

Whether it’s Mr H arriving home from the food shop with a jar of Nutella, the endless sunny days, or George achieving a piece of School work he thought he couldn’t. The sweetest cuddles with my boy, our daily exercise walking across the field whilst the blossom trees dance in the sunlight. My morning coffee whilst enjoying the sound of birds tweeting. Alfresco lunches with George. The sound of laughter as we re watch Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. And, the leftover Easter chocolate. The everyday moments are my favourite.

 

And that’s my little hits of happiness. Tell me yours.

The KA Edit
The KA Edit

I’m Kerri-Ann or KA as my friends call me, always found with a cup of coffee in one hand and my camera in the other. I have a huge passion for photography, fitness, fashion and family travel. I started this blog in 2014. It began as my creative outlet after becoming a mummy to our little boy George Archie. I started out blogging about parenting and over the years it has evolved into a blog that covers lifestyle, fashion, family and travel. Today TheKAEdit is ultimately a life and style blog. Thank you for reading x x

2 Comments

  1. 23rd April 2020 / 9:07 pm

    I’m trying to do exactly the same KA. I’m staying clear of most of the serious stuff and looking at the positives. The fact that we are together as a family when we are usually all running in opposite directions. The sun is shining, we are safe and yes there are plenty of negatives that I could cling onto but I’ve made the choice to look for the good in everything in order to keep me going and so far it’s doing well xx

    • The KA Edit
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      28th April 2020 / 3:20 pm

      You’re absolutely right, it’s key to stay on track with a positive attitude.

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