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.

April 30, 2013

52 Lists: Things You Should Be Proud Of


'52 Lists' is a blog activity started by Moorea-seal, based on a book called 'List Yourself'.


Self reflection always appeals to me, so I thought I would give it a go. I'm months behind, but I thought I might just go through them at my own pace now.

List The Things You Should Be Proud Of
  • Helping my husband and I get back on our feet after a year of both being jobless and having to move back in with our parents
  • Taking a gamble on a temporary 3 month job, and moving states so my husband could go back to uni
  • All those years of uni to get to do what I really wanted to do for a living
  • Moving away from my small country town to the city to go to university.
  • Getting through some really low periods emotionally
  • The effort I am making at the moment to get healthier
  • My emotions - so I cry at movies and am touched by sad stories - it just shows how empathetic I am.
  • That I am a kind, caring, compassionate person
  • Being a supportive and non-judgemental sister, friend and partner
  • That my colleagues come to me for support regardless of whether I am their official supervisor or not and feel that they can be open with me
  • Helping people to change their lives for the better, saving lives, helping people overcome awful traumas and difficulties - all as part of my job.
  • Being a supervisor and passing on my knowledge to others in the profession
I found this list a bit harder because there are things I am proud of, there are things that maybe I should be proud of and then there are just day to day things that I can do, which is great, but I dont need to really acknowledge and be proud of. And then there is also personality things .... should I be proud of my personality/who I am ... or is it just who I am?

It will be really interesting to look back on these in a week, a month, a year or more and see how it has changed. Part of the reason I love doing these things is because they are so reflective of your current 'at this very moment' self, and therefore, even if I did this again tomorrow, I am sure some of the things would be different.

April 23, 2013

Essentials for happiness

Joseph Addison penned this long long ago, but I think he was pretty on the mark. Its still relevant today.

April 19, 2013

52 Lists: Your Greatest Comforts



'52 Lists' is a blog activity started by Moorea-seal, based on a book called 'List Yourself'.
Self reflection always appeals to me, so I thought I would give it a go. I'm months behind, but I thought I might just go through them at my own pace now.
List Your Greatest Comforts
  • Hugs from my husband
  • Being snuggled down under a warm doona, with a cold breeze blowing on my face
  • Being with my sisters
  • Curry
  • Reading inspirational quotes
  • Fairy bread
  • The smell of baking (cakes, scones, cookies)
  • A massively oversize knit jumper
  • Rainbows created by crystals
  • Watching a turtle swimming peacefully along (on Youtube - there are no sea turtles here)
  • Reading in bed
  • The beach - the sound of the waves, the smell, the feeling.
  • Lipgloss
  • Vegemite and chip sandwiches on fresh white bread
  • A mug of hot chocolate
  • Singing along, loudly, to music
  • Jumping into a newly made bed with clean flannelette sheets
  • Cleaning my teeth
  • Swimming - pool or beach, doesnt matter
  • Walking in a sun shower
 I think this list was about what comforts you when you are feeling sick, emotional, tired, cold or just fed up and in need of something heartening. There are probably heaps more, but these are what come to mind at the moment.
It will be really interesting to look back on these in a week, a month, a year or more and see how it has changed. Part of the reason I love doing these things is because they are so reflective of your current 'at this very moment' self, and therefore, even if I did this again tomorrow, I am sure some of the things would be different.


April 15, 2013


Currently Loving !!!



Food: Plums .... although they are about to go out of season again.
Drink: Oak chocolate milk.
TV Show: Criminal Minds - oh how I love it. I love the characters most of all.
Song: Ed Sheeran 'Kiss Me'
Book/Magazine: I just finished 'You Had Me At Hello' by Mhairi McFarlane on my tablet. I really enjoyed it.
Piece of clothing: Kiyonna dress- its the Ciara Cinch dress (in Teal). I feel super good in it today.
Makeup/Beauty product: I've been having fun using the Biore Pore Strips again lately - love seeing the gunk they pull out of my face.
Other: The leaves on the trees are turning gorgeous reds, oranges and purples - its a very pretty time of year.

Wishlist - Art




I'm not at all into art, but this work is amazing. I absoutely love it.
I'm a psychologist, so I particularly love that this is 'Rorschach' inspired artwork. I'd love it for my office, but would happily have it in my home too.

Matt W Moores other stuff (such as the cycles and seasons stuff) is also stunning, but this is the series I would want for myself.

The Rorschach Series by Matt W Moore. 



Theres one problem .......... its all sold out. :-(









April 12, 2013

52 Lists: Words That Touch Your Soul

Back in January, I saw a '52 Lists' blog activity which I wanted to participate in. It was started by Moorea-seal, based on a book called 'List Yourself'. The idea was to use lists to reflect on yourself.
Self reflection always appeals to me, so I thought I would participate. I'm months behind, but I thought I might just go through them at my own pace now. Also, most of the people doing this seem to be coming up with big long lists - I'm just going to see how I go.

It will be really interesting to look back on these in a week, a month, a year or more and see how it has changed. Part of the reason I love doing these things is because they are so reflective of your current 'at this very moment' self, and therefore, even if I did this again tomorrow, I am sure some of the words would be different.


So here's the first one

List The Words That Touch Your Soul

 
Hope

Compassion

Serenity

Love

Promise

Strength

Inspire

Giggle

Wisdom

Magic

Happiness

Scrumptious

Champagne

Sparkle

Serendipity

Beach

Contentment

Dream

Believe

Calm

Honeymoon

Rainbow

Special

Bliss

Cheer

Cosy


My list is a combination of words that mean things to me and words I just like the sound of.