These last couple of weeks have been quite busy for me and I haven’t really taken time to look back and appreciate all the good things that have happened so far. So I thought I would post my 7 happy things for the past week or two.

A fun night of line dancing

Last Friday my church had a barn dance and it was tons of . I got to serve the Lord, dress up and even did a bit (okay maybe a lot) of line dancing.

The people around me

Lately I’ve been learning about the importance of living in community and sharing your wins, loses, laughter and tears with the precious people God has put in our lives.

Just living

Last week I made a radical decision to just live. To be who I am and love fiercely, laugh as much as I can and not be concerned about what people think of me. This has made a huge difference in my days.


Tomorrow I’m going on a school camp over the long weekend. Even though it hasn’t happened yet I have been super excited and keen to see what it holds for me.

A good book

I just finished reading Life is a gold mine. Can you dig it ? by John Stanko and it has been one of the best nooks I’ve read so far. It’s so full of wisdom, knowledge and important life principles.


There isn’t much to say about this one… YouTube is just full of funny, entertaining, insightful, encouraging videos.

Every person who reads this blog

It amazes me how many people read this blog and all the different places they come from. You guys are one of the reasons I keep on blogging. So thank you!

What are your 7 happy things?



7 happy-things

I find that focusing on the positives of a week really does help when you are having an off week and last week was one of those weeks. So instead of focusing on the negatives I’m doing exactly that andfocusing on the positives. Here are my 7 happy things:

All the rain

I absolutely love rainy, overcast weather and that’s the weather we’ve been having. There’s just something so fresh and calming about the rain and its smell.

Doing something that was out of my comfort zone

Yesterday I did something out of my comfort zone, something I normally wouldn’t do and it really was worth it. It was one of the most scary yet exhilarating things I’ve done so far.

I volunteered to work at the coffee shop at my church and it didn’t go the way it I thought it would to go (that’s a story for another day). But in the end I had an absolutely amazing time. I learned that it’s okay to mess up and there are always people to help you.

A group of amazing friends

I am so blessed to have a solid friendship group full of girls that are absolutely beautiful. Friends have one of the biggest impacts on you and by surrounding yourself with good friends that build you up it really has a good effect on you.

A special meeting

I had a meeting with the person I’m doing life with and it was pretty special. Just as with having good friends it is also important to have Godly counsel in your life. Someone who can help you, listen to you but also put you straight when you’re in the wrong.

A good dinner

I’m a big fan of good food and we had a really good dinner the other day. It wasn’t fancy or expensive it was just good food eaten with some good people.

Taking things slow

I have been so busy recently that I haven’t had time for myself, time to take things slow. I decided to take a break today and just recuperate and enjoy my own presence and it’s been absolutely beautiful. It really has helped to calm me and I feel recuperated and ready to face the rest of the week.

Did I mention all the rain

What are your 7 happy things?

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Life can be hectic and It is so easy to forget the good things that happen during a week. That’s why I’ve decided to start doing a round up of 7 things that made my week, inspired by Jaye Rockett’s 10 happy things. So let’s hop right in.

  1. Two picnics in one week- I am a really big fan of picnics and to have two picnics in one week one absolutely lovely. One was for mine and a close friend’s birthdays and the other was a church ministry picnic.
  2. Washi tape- I got my first two rolls of washi tape this week, which was amazing. Washi tape is honestly such a great product and I’m so glad I got some.
  3. A clean bedroom- I had the opportunity to spring clean my room and it’s amazing how good it feels, after a long day to step into a clean room.
  4. A jog- this was my first jog in 2 months and I was surprised at how well I did. Not only is jogging good for the body but it’s also good for the mind. It just helps to clear and refresh your mind.
  5. The simple act of listening- at the picnic yesterday a man came up to where we were sitting and started talking to one of my friends. You could see that mentally he was not alright yet my friend still chose to listen to him and talk to him. I though this was so beautiful, you may hit realize this but sometimes someone just needs a listening ear . I am pretty sure that man has been mocked countless times but it was amazing to see someone who stood up and said no, this is not right. Someone who chose to be different from the crowd, who chose to care about someone who no one else cared about. I think the world needs more people like my friend. Don’t you?
  6. A simple compliment- today I tried a new hairstyle and someone complimented me on it. It’s like what someone once said: “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
  7. A stranger who believes in authentic photographs- at the picnic yesterday we asked a man to take a photo of us and the first thing he said was I don’t want to see any pouts or funny faces you young guys pull. What he said was so true, when you show your children pictures of you one day you want to show them good, authentic photographs not weird pout faces. 

What are 7 happy things that happened to you this week?

This week I want to challenge you to not look at people physically but to rather look at the person inside. It’s amazing what you see when you choose to see the soul behind the body.