The Measure of Happiness

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The Measure of Happiness

I’m not quite sure how to write this blog post. I’m not very good with writing from the heart. But let’s give it a go.

So, what I really want to say to anyone reading is surround yourself with friends and family. Not any old friends, but friends that feel like family.

After a lovely evening out with some friends, the walk home allowed my thoughts to wander. I have some wonderful people in my life, from all walks of life. They are people who I’ve grown up with, people I’ve just known for a short time. People who I see day in, day out. People who I see a few times a year.

I am so blessed to have all these wonderful people in my life. Those who share my dreams and ambitions, those who need a confident, those who you have a giggle with, those who you can just chat for hours with as the world passes by, those who send you a text message, just to let you know they are thinking of you. These are all people that I can rely on to be there and they know I’ll be there for them.

I feel so blessed that I have so many wonderful friends who enrich my life in so many ways, and I hope this is a two-way thing.

I look around and there’s so many people who put time in material things and measure their worth by these things. Your worth should be measured by your genuine happiness. The quality of my happiness is measured by me by the quality of my friendships. So if you are having a down day, don’t hit the shops, don’t lock yourself away, go and see a friend. Improve your quality of life by investing time in friendships. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

To all my friends, near and far. Thanks for being you, thanks for being my friend. May we always look out for each other, no matter where our paths may lead.

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20 thoughts on “The Measure of Happiness

  1. This is so true, and beautifully written, I love it. I love that you are happy, that you have people that care about you and you them. That's what life is really all about. Wrap yourself up in that, like a soft, warm, cuddly blanket and revel in it. You have something that not everyone can attain! Good for you. xx

    • Sally Sally says:

      Thanks Nikki. I will do - I love the way you put this. I do definitely appreciate what I have around me. I know that some people aren't as fortunate. I always remind others it's not what car you have, how big your house is or any of that material stuff, it's who you have as your friends and family that matters. Although you can't completely discount the stuff, you need and want some of it.

  2. Such a lovely post! I find time can go by so quickly it's hard to make time for everyone, but it's so important. You've inspired me to make contact with all my friends today and make time for them, even if it's just a text, or a cup of tea.

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches

    p.s - Thanks for sharing this post on the Lifestyle Linkup!

    • Sally Sally says:

      Thanks for your lovely comments Lyndsay. Yes I agree, what we could all do with more time on our hands. Thanks for hosting the link up.

  3. Friends are so important. The connections we make in life are a big part of what gives us purpose. True friends that is. We don't get to the end of our lives and wish we had spent more time at work. #picknmix

  4. This is beautiful and so true as well. So many people do measure it on material things and they really shouldn't. When we strip away money and things, what truly makes us happy is ourselves, our own way of thinking and the people we surround ourselves with. xxx #picknmix

    • Sally Sally says:

      Absolutely Helen. Much better to have one or two you can rely on than lots who are only there when it suits them.

  5. Pickinguptoys says:

    Aww this is lovely!I find as I've got older my circle of friends has far reduced but this is because I've only hung onto the really important ones.It's lovely just chilling out with a mate x #picknmix

    • Sally Sally says:

      Yes I agree. As you get older you work out who's worth spending your precious time with and wheedle out the time wasters. Better to have less but closer ones.

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