Cherishing Happy Moments – Wednesday Wisdom 8

Life is made of moments. Choose to create and collect the happy ones

I missed last week’s Wednesday Wisdom because I was recovering from a horrendous bout of food poisoning. I was going to switch the laptop on and muster up something but I couldn’t face it. There’s no point blogging when your heart isn’t in it.

This week however is a different story. It’s actually Sunday night as I sit and write this and it’s the end of what has been a really lovely weekend.

This week’s quote is as simple as this and is exactly what I have done with this week.

“Life is made of moments. Choose to create and collect the happy ones.”

It was a long time coming in all honesty because the week itself had been pretty crappy. I started the week off by having to go to a Speed Awareness Course (oops!) and then there was the dreaded food poisoning, followed by just a few of those days that just didn’t go very well. You know how it is.

Then yesterday, Saturday, I did something completely out of my comfort zone. I went to Birmingham with my Sister, to a book signing. It was at this book signing that I finally got to meet the lovely and wonderful Tom Fletcher. Anyone who knows me or follows me on social media or this blog, will know of my love for Tom and McFly. I’ve talked about them before in a previous post. When he announced he was doing a book signing for his latest children’s book The Christmasaurus and he was coming to Birmingham, my nearest city, I couldn’t not go. I had no clue what I was going to say to him but I knew I’d kick myself if I didn’t go. So we did. And it was wonderful. He was wonderful.

Tom Fletcher book signing

It was such a happy moment, and it was a moment that I will always remember. It’s something that might never happen again (even though I hope it does!) and that’s what makes it all the more special. Meeting one of your idols isn’t always possible for some so a moment as unique and memorable as yesterday will always be a happy special one.

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It was followed by a lovely lunch with my wonderful Sister who I don’t see as often as I would like to these days, so it was another happy moment to add to the memory bank. We were ladies that lunch and even had a cocktail to calm our excitement after our eventful morning! The cocktail was called Christmas Crush. How very apt!

Cocktail lunch

Ladies that lunch

Then this evening we had a visit down our street from Santa on his sleigh visiting all of the children in the area. It was a very happy moment seeing all of their faces light up with excitement. Especially, of course, my little boys. It was magical. I realise now getting him to sleep on Christmas Eve may be a bit of a mission!

I’m excited for Christmas now more than ever. I’m excited to collect some more happy moments.

See you next week, with one week to go!

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10 Comments

    • Jaki
      15th December 2016 / 9:43 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  1. 15th December 2016 / 2:06 pm

    Oh yay! What an incredible day out! I totally agree with both quotes. Focusing on the positive changes our whole out look as does enjoying & making the most of every moment!! Thank you for sharing with us at Candid Cuddles, I hope you will be back again in 2017 🙂 Have a fabulous Christmas & all the best for a happy, healthy new year!! xx
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    • Jaki
      15th December 2016 / 9:33 pm

      Thanks Becky and thanks as always for hosting such great linkys! I don’t know how you do it! I will certainly be back next year. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year 🙂 xx

  2. 15th December 2016 / 9:56 pm

    Oh wow, so happy for you getting to meet Tom! Just what you needed after a rough week. Love your quotes, it’s so true, we really do need to appreciate those happy moments more.. Have a great Christmas x
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    • Jaki
      15th December 2016 / 10:27 pm

      It was such an amazing experience. Made all the better by. Him being such a nice guy. I still can’t believe it actually happened!! Thanks for a lovely comment. Happy Christmas to you too. X

  3. 18th December 2016 / 10:35 am

    Oh lucky you getting to meet Tom! And I’m so pleased to read that he was lovely too, don’t they always say that it can be risky meeting your idols because sometimes they don’t live up to our expectations of them! He always seems so down to earth though. x #CandidCuddles

    • Jaki
      18th December 2016 / 9:14 pm

      He really is just how he appears on the TV and his You Tube channel. Very normal. He made everyone who met him feel completely at ease. I still can’t believe it happened! Thank for reading 🙂 x

  4. 19th December 2016 / 3:51 pm

    This is a wonderful quote to tuck away and revisit on occasion. It can be our tendency to dwell on negative thoughts and memories instead of allowing the happy ones to push to the front of our brains. Taking a little time every day to ruminate on the positive memories could do wonders for our attitude and outlook.

    Thank you for sharing this! #bestandworst
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    • Jaki
      20th December 2016 / 6:14 pm

      Completely agree. It’s easy to let negative things drag you down. There’s always something good in every day 🙂

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