A Month of Happiness Over 50s Lifestyle

Meaningful Mondays: Celebration of Happiness Month

May 15, 2017
Celebration of Happiness

Celebration of happiness

If you read my blog you will know that I’m making May my month of happiness. We should find happiness in our lives each day and not just for a month. However, sometimes life is busy or we are feeling down and we just can’t summon that uplifting feeling. I’m like that – what about you?

So I’ve decided now to call it the Celebration of Happiness Month.

I was looking back through my writings on the website and I have actually written quite a few posts about happiness. I would love to share some of them with you again in my Celebration of Happiness.


5 of my favourite posts about Happiness

I’ve selected five of my favourite posts about Happiness and have included the links for you. Each of these posts is from a different perspective on what brings me happiness.

I do hope you will take the time to revisit some of my favourite posts or maybe read them for the first time.

Meaningful Mondays: Focus on happiness


Life has a way of wearing us down sometimes and if you tune  into the news reports they don’t actually life our spirits – do they?  Today’s thought is about bringing happiness into every day. CONTINUE READING…


Celebration of Happiness

‘When Life Gives You Lemons – Make Lemonade –  And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.” – Ron White

I’ve heard the first part of this quotation but never the part about vodka!  What does this quotation really mean to me?   CONTINUE READING…

Celebration of Happiness

I recently saw on friend’s facebook page that they were taking up the #100happydays challenge.  (Find out more about the #100happydays challenge) . The month of October has been a very difficult one for me which was reflected in my lack of motivation and enthusiasm.

We lost a dear family friend (my husband had known her for 60 years) and I also lost my brother (only 65 years old) which was a shock to us all. Both had cancer and my brother was only diagnosed 6 weeks ago so it was very swift.  In addition to this sadness my husband and I were both ill with nasty coughs and sore throats so there was definitely some ‘feeling sorry for myself’ going on.  CONTINUE READING….



Celebration of Happiness

Okay!!!  Time to prioritize your health and happiness.

I’ve said before we live in a busy world with pressures from all areas of our life wanting some of our time.  It is easy to forget about our health and we don’t consider it until we fall ill or we feel we just aren’t coping.

It is time to put yourself first and prioritize your health and happiness by having:    CONTINUE READING…


Celebration of Happiness

“Joy comes to us in ordinary moments. We risk missing out on joy when we get too busy chasing down the extraordinary” – Brene Brown

The first thing I thought about when I read this quote was my darling grandson! Continue Reading…

Anytime is a good time to Celebrate Happiness – why not start today?

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  • Reply Sydney Shop Girl May 15, 2017 at 09:59

    Sue, thank you for sharing the quote about being able to see the good in everything. I will carry those words with me as I get on the plane in a little while.

    SSG xxx

  • Reply Donna May 15, 2017 at 14:51

    Hi, Sue – I loved catching up on your past posts on happiness. Thank you for grouping them together and resending them this way. I especially liked the Ron White quote. I will be borrowing that one!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 16, 2017 at 07:14

      You can borrow whatever you like Donna and I’m so pleased you enjoyed the posts. Sometimes they get buried in the archives but are still so relevant it is good to put the spotlight on them again. Have a great day!

  • Reply Denyse Whelan Blogs May 15, 2017 at 18:55

    We are into ‘joy’ in daily life here and I am just getting it. My husband is way ahead as he lives in each moment. I am still caught up with yesterday and tomorrow. It is my challenge. I am doing a wonderful on-line course with Brene based on her Daring Greatly and Rising Strong books and it is helping me a lot. So much confidence has been knocked out of me in the past 3 years I barely recognise myself at times but I am also treating myself more kindly rather than punitively as it has been more challenging for reasons I cannot share with anyone but my hub. Sigh. Family is the only hint I can give. double sigh. Denyse x Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek 20/52. Next week “How I learn best.”

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 16, 2017 at 07:12

      It is hard to be joyful all the time Denyse and your husband certainly has the right attitude. Your course certainly sounds interesting and sometimes we need external forces to help us find our happiness and joy again. Family certainly can bring heartache so I hope that you can overcome that and build up your confidence again. Have a beautiful day and enjoy xx

  • Reply Leanne | crestingthehill May 15, 2017 at 21:10

    I was thinking about your post from October last year when so many sad things were happening Sue – I guess part of happiness is realizing that life moves ever onward and ebbs and flows – good times and bad. The thing with the not so great times is that they pass and happiness comes around again.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 16, 2017 at 07:10

      Exactly Leanne and I think we sometimes need to feel the down times and not try to be ‘up all the time’. As you wrote in your MD post. As long as we don’t get into a downward spiral where we can’t get back to feeling good I think feeling the bad makes feeling the good so much better when it happens. Life is full of ebbs and flows. Have a great week my friend. x

  • Reply Kat May 16, 2017 at 03:25

    What a great post! As well as the one about your grandson. It’s nice to slow down and live in the moment and be grateful for what you have.
    We’ve been doing a huge spring clean over the past two weeks and I woke up feeling so good this morning. Like I was organised and happy.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 16, 2017 at 07:08

      Hi Kat! Yes a good spring clean does make you feel motivated doesn’t it. I need to do one even though we are in autumn so you have inspired me! Have a great week. x

  • Reply shelley May 16, 2017 at 12:11

    I really like the idea of focusing on happiness. In my own life, I find that the major life events don’t come around often enough so it’s the little things I try to focus on to bring joy to my life. And I really love the Ron White quote!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 17, 2017 at 13:12

      Exactly Shelley. Happiness comes in all forms and it is just a matter of being open and focusing on all the good in our lives.

  • Reply Grammy Dee May 18, 2017 at 06:51

    Loved the one about how your grandson helps you find joy 🙂 Thank you Sue for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post.

  • Reply Lori Hill-Smith May 18, 2017 at 13:13

    This is so important!! Focusing on the good makes so much difference in life. Thank you for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 20, 2017 at 07:11

      It certainly does Lori although sometimes it isn’t easy. Have a great day and thanks for co-hosting #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

  • Reply Clearissa Coward May 21, 2017 at 05:11

    Loved this post. Thank you for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post.

  • Reply Carol ("Mimi") May 21, 2017 at 06:49

    Happiness really is a state of mind. Although unfortunate, unpleasant, or sad events will inevitably enter into every life, we can choose to take positive steps toward maintaining a happy outlook on life. Thank you for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I’m sharing your post on social media.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 28, 2017 at 16:03

      Yes it is our choice Mimi and thank you for sharing. Xx

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