What's Pure Happiness???

It's Pure Happiness is a blog of things I like, love or find inspiring.
It might be pictures, quotes, songs, books, products or foods.
Basically, it's things that make up a life of Pure Happiness.

October 27, 2010

Thanks, thanks and more thanks

Thanks to

- the train crowded full of hot sweaty bodies -for reminding me how 'nice' the commute usually is
- my hair for frizzing up at the slightest sign of humidity - it is great exercise getting to brush you a number of times each day
- a hilarious colleague for genuinely cracking us all up - you make the work day more bearable

Based on Leah Dieterich's website thx thx thx.

October 21, 2010

Never Give Up

Never Give Up ~ A Zen Koan

Two frogs were happily hopping around when they saw a big bucket in front of them. They were both so interested that they couldn’t control themselves- they decided to jump onto rocks around them and see if they could find out what was inside the bucket.  When they couldn’t see from this vantage point they decided to jump in together, splashing into a bucket of cream.
At first they were thrilled and drank and drank until they could drink no longer … and then they realised that they couldn’t get out. Each time they jumped, they hit the slippery sides of the bucket and slid back in. They kept trying and trying until the bigger one said “I can do this no longer, I am too tired.” He gave up and drowned.
The little frog told himself ‘I’d rather die trying to get out of here than just give up and sink to the bottom’. He continued to paddle and paddle then he’d try to jump, only to hit the side and slip down again. This went on for some time until as he was paddling he felt something solid under his foot. He stepped on to this solid thing, jumped, and he was out of the bucket. By continuing to paddle, he’d churned the cream into butter, and was able to jump out.

Never give up, for we never know when the moment where everything will change will come.

October 17, 2010

Pic of the Day

Here is a cute whimsical little image that I really love.

(I have no idea where it came from - so cant link/cite it properly)

October 13, 2010

Wish List - Monif C

 Oh my gosh

I want this dress sooooooooooooooooo bad.
It's a Monif C 'Nelli' Ruched Dress, in Purple. (You can also get it in Black). I never think anything would look good on me, but I think I could actually rock this dress. It is amazing. Must get me this dress.

They also have a great convertible (Marilyn) dress, which can be worn about a zillion different ways. You can get it long or short, and in a bunch of different colours (grey, green, orange, red, blue etc).
I'd love to give one of these dresses a go - i love the idea that one dress can change into so many different styles. If you want to have a look at some of the ways it can be worn, check out the website.

ahhhhhhhhhhh, love.

Alphabet of Happiness


Accept others for who they are and for the choices they've made even if you have difficulty understanding their beliefs, motives, or actions.

B--Break Away
Break away from everything that stands in the way of what you hope to accomplish with your life.

Create a family of friends whom you can share your hopes, dreams, sorrows, and happiness with.

Decide that you'll be successful and happy come what may, and good things will find you. The roadblocks are only minor obstacles along the way.

Explore and experiment. The world has much to offer, and you have much to give. And every time you try something new, you'll learn more about yourself.

Forgive and forget. Grudges only weigh you down and inspire unhappiness and grief. Soar above it, and remember that everyone makes mistakes.

Leave the childhood monsters behind. They can no longer hurt you or stand in your way.

Hope for the best and never forget that anything is possible as long as you remain dedicated to the task.

Ignore the negative voice inside your head. Focus instead on your goals and remember your accomplishments. Your past success is only a small inkling of what the future holds.

Journey to new worlds, new possibilities, by remaining open-minded. Try to learn something new every day, and you'll grow.

Know that no matter how bad things seem, they'll always get better. The warmth of spring always follows the harshest winter.

Let love fill your heart instead of hate. When hate is in your heart, there's room for nothing else, but when love is in your heart, there's room for endless happiness.

Manage your time and your expenses wisely, and you'll suffer less stress and worry. Then you'll be able to focus on the important things in life.

Never ignore the poor, infirm, helpless, weak, or suffering. Offer your assistance when possible, and always your kindness and understanding.

Open your eyes and take in all the beauty around you. Even during the worst of times, there's still much to be thankful for.

Never forget to have fun along the way. Success means nothing without happiness.

Ask many questions, because you're here to learn.

Refuse to let worry and stress rule your life, and remember that things always have a way of working out in the end.

Share your talent, skills, knowledge, and time with others. Everything that you invest in others will return to you many times over.

Even when your dreams seem impossible to reach, try anyway. You'll be amazed by what you can accomplish.

Use your gifts to your best ability. Talent that's wasted has no value. Talent that's used will bring unexpected rewards.

Value the friends and family members who've supported and encouraged you, and be there for them as well.

Work hard every day to be the best person you can be, but never feel guilty if you fall short of your goals. Every sunrise offers a second chance.

Look deep inside the hearts of those around you and you'll see the goodness and beauty within.

Yield to commitment. If you stay on track and remain dedicated, you'll find success at the end of the road.

Zoom to a happy place when bad memories or sorrow rears its ugly head. Let nothing interfere with your goals. Instead, focus on your abilities, your dreams, and a brighter tomorrow.

"Alphabet of Happiness," written and designed by Bobette Bryan, 2000

(i think this is the right citation)

October 05, 2010

Thanks thanks and more thanks

Leah Dieterich's website thx thx thx is an absolute blast to look at.
Every day Leah writes a thankyou note - to anything at all. Its her daily gratitude exercise.

I love the website, which is both humerous and a reminder to be grateful for the small things.

I'm going to try to add some thanks thanks and more thanks posts to my blog.

So this week, i want to say thanks to
1- The springtime weather, for making me want to smile
2- All the lovely things in the shops that i cannot afford - for making me appreciate the things I do have
3- My dry and tired eyes - for warning me I havent slept enough and I am sitting too long at the computer
4- random websites/net surfing - for helping me fill in hours of time I would otherwise have wasted being bored out of my brain

October 03, 2010


Sara Lee Chocolate Pie

Sara Lee Chocolate Pie is sooooooo delicious.
Its made so that you can have it hot (tastes like pie crust with a chocolate cake/pudding filling) or so that you can have it cold (crust doesnt taste quite as good, with a cake mixture/choc sauce type fill).

My fave is definitely cold - but then again, i love licking the beaters after making a cake.

You can also get them in a pack of 4 - so then you can try it both hot and cold !!!

This is my new fave treat.

October 01, 2010

Best Things in Life

The 'best things in life aren't things' post is about appreciating non 'things' in life.

Today its all about spring time
- the sweet smell of spring flowers - jasmine, orange blossom and that gorgeous purple sherbert tree
- the warm breeze
- the feel of the sun on your back
- getting to wear all your skirts or dresses again
- the bright colours of nature - the flowers, the new growth on trees
- that feeling that you get when the weather is warming up and its bright and sunny outside, sort of a feeling of hope

*** ok, technically, some of these points are 'things' - but i think the saying is more about 'things' being material possessions, which these are not.