Happiness is what you do

I want to say a huge thanks for all the lovely comments about my post last week; I never planned to do that. My outpouring of raw emotion… but it was all from the heart

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In the mornings when I sit down to blog I often have no idea what I will post about; it depends what shows up and that morning it was that. I meant every word. So I appreciate the retweets, Facebook shares and the lovely comments. The day had its sadness but was a reminder that we really must appreciate those around us.

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On Thursday I was sat having lunch with Mal and I was talking about the blog and a special letter I’d written to him about what he means to me. I got a little emotional thinking about that and about Lee when I thought about the song ‘Always’ by Bon Jovi.  Lee loved it and I know he knew every word. Mal  loves the song too. Why I thought about it at that moment I don’t know, I guess I was being nostalgic. Two minutes later when I said something pertinent to Mal and he said ‘Lee was a big part of you and you will always love him’ that song came on. You could not have timed it better. It was something about the words: ‘I wish I was him, I wish the words were mine to say to you till the end of time’ that made us look at one another; as if Lee was wanting to say that to us. Not in a bad way, because I know he will be happy, but just because.

You could say that this is just a coincidence and maybe it is… but isn’t it better to see it as something that means something; and then to feel that love, to hold that moment. I think so.

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On Friday I had a lovely day between working and time with my friend; one of my oldest (not literally!) friends and we just had time to talk and think about life.

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On Saturday I was in Mal’s  yoga class and right there next to me floated a little white feather. Sure you can say it drifted in on someone’s shoes or through an open window, but I prefer to think that for that class Lee was there.

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Sunday was a lovely day after working we went to see Simply Gershwin at a local theatre as one of Mal’s lovely clients who teaches dance and is a great dancer was in it and he managed to get us two complimentary tickets. I so love the music of George Gershwin, has to be one of my all time favourite composers. I think my favourite is ‘Someone To Watch Over Me’. Bliss.

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 Monday: and now for a lovely new week and whatever wonderful things it brings.

So have a great day and look on the other side of the little things that happen because there is more to this life than we know.


My story that won the Bath Short Story Award in 2013 about dealing with grief was called ‘Learning to Fly’ so this seemed kind of apt!



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