Stories behind my favourite things

Stories behind favourite things collageI’m not overly sentimental when it comes to things in my home. And I’m definitely not a hoarder. Just ask my husband. He’ll tell you that I can be pretty ruthless when it comes to decluttering and throwing away unwanted items from around our home. In fact, he hates having me around sifting through his belongings during a clean out as he has a lot of trouble letting things go whereas I believe if I haven’t used it in the past year and it isn’t truly special to me or doesn’t bring me any real happiness then it’s time to let it go.

I’m a big believer that it’s not ‘things’ that create happiness in your life; it’s the stories behind them and the memories they evoke that make them important to keep.

Today, I thought I would share with you 10 of my favourite things that bring me great happiness, not just because I like it but because they hold fond memories or stir up strong feelings within me. They make me feel grateful and blessed for what I have. That’s what makes them truly special.

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Simple living ideas: useful ways to slow down your life

Simple living ideas - useful ways to slow down your lifeSlowing down, simplifying, becoming a minimalist …. whatever you like to call it, there is a lot of talk lately about people making a conscious decision to step back from the craziness of life.

I’m one of them. Although when I made a decision to leave my career to become a stay at home mum and focus on my family, I actually didn’t realise I was taking my first step towards simplifying my life.

At the time, I just felt overwhelmed and knew that something needed to change, and quickly, more for reasons of my health and happiness than anything else.

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