52 Weeks Of Happy (1/52)

Tuesday, 2 October 2012


Ok this is it.
I'm going to live by this mantra.
It's absolutely true - it's not about money or success.
It's about how you look at life and then live it.
So every week I'm going to come up with four things that are making me happy.
The simplest things.
Anyone care to join me?


**Updated (9/1/2013) - Anyway can join this project. Please start whenever you like. I'm trying to compile a list of bloggers taking part, and when I do they will all be listed on the 52 Weeks page which you can find under the blog header. There are no strict days for posting your happy things either, it's entirely up to you. x **


1 Lovely and unexpected gifts through the post. Thanks again Lou.
2 My little yellow elephant money box. Always makes me smile.
3 Listening to the new Mumford and Sons cd Babel and realising it's just so, so good you want to weep.
4 Homemade soup - spinach and watercress. Yummy lunches beside the fire.


Top image is from here 
Other four images are all taken by me. 

56 comments:

  1. Such an amazing idea Jen and I'm totally with you on the new Mumford album! Love it!!!x

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  2. I totally agree with you, it´s so much joy the small things bring!
    So come on send me your address, I´ll send you a mate for the elephant, got a small Colani here for you since you showed one this summer. druckfehler@gmx.de
    Anja

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  3. Good for you! On the zilverblauw.nl blog you can see a big group of bloggers that weekly counts their blessings. It really works in making me a happier, more balanced person.
    xoxox

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  4. Would love to join you. Have enjoyed watching your beautiful blog grow from strength to strength and it makes me very happy to leave you my first comment. xo

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    1. Oh thanks for this - such a beautiful comment. I think it's now part of my happy post!

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  5. Great idea, I feel happier already :)

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  6. Great images - love the first quote!!

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  7. This is a lovely idea! I might just have to join you! That soup looks delicious and I like the fabric that it's on as well :) xx

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  8. Looking at that lovely elephant would definitely make me happy! Lovely idea - I may just have to join you in this! x

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  9. good idea! I love that elephant money box and I agree about the Mumford & Sons album x

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  10. Fab idea, oh that elephant would make me happy too.

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  11. Well done Jen, the more positivity in the world the better, especially now we are moving into the shorter darker days of autumn and winter. It's all about counting our blessings and savouring the little daily joys. Soup always makes me happy! xx

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  12. What a lovely idea. I think we should all try and celebrate the little things in life! x

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  13. I'm in for sure! This is indeed a lovely idea! Is it ok to copy you with the photo at the top and a link to your blog? I love it!

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    1. Hi Jennifer! Yes that's great - please go ahead. The more the merrier. The top photo wasn't taken by me but is from here:

      www.jasminestarblog.com/index.cfm?postID=1294&friday-randomness-bad-ideas-optimism

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  14. Oh I feel so happy that my print has spurred you into writing this post. And it looks beautiful framed! Yes I'm in - I can do with a bit of counting blessings at the moment. xxx

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  15. Lovely idea. And that first image says it do well!

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  16. There are lots of bits of bad news surrounding me at the moment so I think this would be a really good way of helping me see the good things in life xx

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  17. Good idea Jen, lovely little blog you have, I like the quote above, I always try to have my glass half full, sometimes it's hard, it's about being content with what you have, and being able to see it?? First time I've commented, you have a heartfelt way with words :)

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  18. I love this - what a great idea. It's always the simplest things that bring the most pleasure.

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  19. What a lovely idea Jen ... we should all count our blessings ... a great way to spread happiness ... Bee xx

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  20. love that quote-it's something to remember every day

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  21. I'm in too! I love your tablecloth, wheres it from?

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  22. Brilliantly put! I'll join in...it's a lovely idea and always good practice to focus on what makes you happy! :)

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  23. Oh good plan I might do the same :) Found your blog via Morten and Me, tis lovely!

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  24. Such an ace idea. I'm in too. Will have to play catch up but hey ho, will be fun. Well done!

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  25. Such an inspiring idea! So glad that I've just found your blog, I'm going to enjoy following your weeks of happiness : )
    Jude x

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  26. Hi Jen. I just discovered your blog and I am happy to say I am now your newest follower. What a great and wonderful idea....capturing the simplest things that make you smile.
    xoxo,Shari!

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  27. Hi there
    I have just found you via Jacquie at Bunny mummy's blog and will also be joining in as this kind of post is right up my street. In fact i was just thinking after my exhaust fell apart yesterday and needed replacing and a few other things going "wrong" on the second day of the year, I need to focus on all the happy things that are happening at the moment otherwise I could just let it all get on top of me and make me blue xox Beautiful blog by the way xox Penelope

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  28. A great idea!

    Is that money box really old from a bank? I'm sure we had a blue and red one as kids!!

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    1. Hi Nicole! Thanks for your comment. It's actually new, but you are right, they are based on old banking money boxes. So you probably did have one. x

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  29. What a fab idea! For various reasons I've been very down lately and I'd forgotten the happiness that can be found in the small, everyday things. I hope you don't mind if I join you. (Love your blog, by the way!)

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  30. Hi there, I hadn't seen your blog until the 52 weeks things kept popping up on blogs I follow and one of them linked back to you. This is a wonderful idea and I'm hoping to join in for the whole 52 weeks! I've just done my first post. Is there any sort of list/group we can add our links to and see other 52 weeks posts?

    Louise

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    1. Hi Louise, thanks for your comment. I'm trying to compile this at the moment. When I do, it'll all be up on the 52 Weeks page which you can find under my blog header. x

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  31. Oooh, I'll definitely join in with this if I may!? I have a regular feature on my blog called 10 things to be thankful for and this can tie in with that!x

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  32. Hello :) I've just linked to this on blog, I thought I should let you know :) Hope I can keep going with it for as long as you! Happy New Year :)

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  33. Hello I've just found your blog via yarnroundhook. I think 52 weeks of happy is a wonderful idea. It makes us all realize how lucky we are even for just the small things. Love the elephant money box.
    Ali x

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  34. Found you via Ali Bee creations and i would like to join in if can please. It is easy to foget how lucky we are when days and weeks can sometimes grind you down. Excellent idea.
    Off to have a think.

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  35. Lovely idea and I'd love to join in. How do we begin. Do we have to add our names to a list and where?
    Patricia

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  36. What a great idea, I will definitely join in this one!
    Angie x

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  37. Lovely idea Jen. Just what I need. I've just posted my 1/52 (and linked to your blog) and I'm hoping to continue for the next 51 weeks. I'm looking forward to following yours too!

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  38. Hi Jen, What a wonderful idea to keep us happy and appreciative throughout the year!!!! How do I join in on this project of yours.
    AMarie

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  39. This is a great idea! I always try & find at least one thing to smile about in this world of so much sadness.
    I'd love to join in your project too! Let me know what I need to do
    Ellie xo

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  40. Hi! I love this idea...it will really help me focus on the positive, which is something I can always use more help with. I saw the idea on Handmade by Lilli and followed her link over here. I'm going to try and get my first week of happy up tonight. Have a great weekend!

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  41. lovely idea...lovely blog...im a bit late in '52 weeks of happy' but will join in and catch up ;0)x

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  42. I saw your idea on Jacquie's blog (Bunnymummy) and have joined. I am loving chosing my four happy things each week. I shall link back to your blog this week and have a look around! Abigail x

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  43. I'm in! A little late maybe, but I love the concept. I'll be posting on my http://scrumptillious.wordpress.com/ blog soon :o)

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  44. We would all be more happy if we lived by those words - wisdom brings out the best and keeps us out of debt.

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  45. Great idea. I'm in.
    http://robotkimaknety.blogspot.com/2013/04/52-tygodnie-szczescia-52-weeks-of-happy.html

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  46. Hi Jen! What a great idea!! I am joining in :) http://www.petalstopicots.com/2013/05/52-weeks-of-happy-1852/

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  47. Absolutely true! Doing or acomplishing small projects is very satisfying!

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  48. I'm very late in joining in but I love this idea!
    http://www.locksterscorner.co.uk/blog.html

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