About 18 months ago I, through work, took part in a course entitled ‘The Art of Being Brilliant,’ let by a man named Andy Cope (Google him). He spoke about being a 2%er amongst other things, and that it was easier to be happy then be grumpy.
It was an enjoyable course. However, sometimes, things just transpire to make you happy. Take my last week. Half term yet, sadly, my other half Amy was only able to get one day off work. The first weekend we travelled, as mentioned in my last post, to Doncaster for the weekend. Amy’s day off was the last Friday. So we went to the zoo. An enjoyable day was spent at Chester, roaming around the animals, spotting Amy’s favourite (Red Panda) and mine (Penguins).
The Saturday saw us take a shopping trip to Liverpool. I convinced a red to part with some money in the might blue’s shop, we had a nice meal out in Pizza Express and added another Costa to our list of Costa’s ticked off (20-odd gone, just 2000+ to go) before spending the evening in front of the box; Doctor Who and X-Factor. Sunday was spent roaming around Amy’s hometown of Newport, garden centres, and then catching ‘The Croods’ before heading off to her parents for a nice Sunday roast, a lovely end to a truly fantastic weekend.
A weekend spent in the company of a loved one. To me, that’s happiness.