Saturday, 9 May 2015
I read a book recently about someone who spent a year actively trying to make herself happier ("The Happiness Project"). So she did lots of research and came up with different strategies to focus on each month. Interestingly, but not surprisingly, one of the factors her research turned up was that people who spend time reminiscing about happy moments, are generally happier than those who don't. So here I am indulging in some happiness… Our last day in Lillehammer was the coldest day we had there. It was minus 14 degrees but the sky was blue and the snow was beautiful. We took backpacks with thermoses full of chocolate milk and kvikk lunsjes (norewegian kit kats) and after what felt like a bitterly cold start, with every part of us aching in the cold, and quite a lot of complaining, we made it to the river and sat in the sun and suddenly didn't feel cold at all. It was all so beautiful and felt so Norwegian and I still smile when I look at the photos..
Now this isn't to say I need cheering up or anything! I'm happy! But I recon I could look at the photos from any day of our trip and feel even happier - there just wasn't a dud day amongst them. Even including the day we broke Bjørn's arm, cos that day had already been awesome up to that point. ahhhh.
In other news I'm busy at work, the kids are immersed in school, soccer season has started, and Jon is in the final preparations of a Toastmaster's convention he's been working on for months. So it's all happening, but not necessarily right here on this blog! I've got ideas though, so expect more..