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40 Reasons why we’re still Happy




Louise Clarke
Louise Clarke

Digital Content Manager

It’s fair to say that no one knew what 2020 had in store for us and this year has, shall we say, had many challenges. For most it’s been a very uncertain time and for some, downright miserable. So with everything crossed that things begin to return to normality sooner rather than later, it’s time to take stock and look back at the things we have learnt from Lockdown.

Despite the uncertainty we have had some moments when we couldn’t help but smile and the reasons behind the smiles are surprisingly simple. So here’s our home-schooled happiness, our list of isolation insights and reasons why we’re still ….Happy.

 

 

40 Reasons why we’re still Happy

  1. Not being woken up by car doors slamming and engines starting
  2. Hearing the birds sing (again)
  3. The glorious weather we have had
  4. Spending time with the family
  5. Zoom calls with the family
  6. Your kids joining your work zoom meetings
  7. Virtually re-connecting with old friends near and far
  8. Walking to your local shop
  9. Discovering a new walk right on your doorstep
  10. Reading a book without falling asleep

Slide 1. Not being woken up by car doors
slamming and engines starting
NEXT >
Slide 2. Hearing the birds sing (again) NEXT > Slide 3. The glorious weather we have had NEXT > Slide 4. Spending time with the family NEXT > Slide 5. Zoom calls with the family NEXT > Slide 6. Your kids joining your
work zoom meetings
NEXT >
Slide 7. Virtually re-connecting with
old friends near and far
NEXT >
Slide 8. Walking to your local shop NEXT > Slide 9. Discovering a new walk
right on your doorstep
NEXT >
Slide 10. Reading a book
without falling asleep
NEXT >
Slide 11. Getting crafty NEXT > Slide 12. Starting a new hobby NEXT > Slide 13. Re-discovering an old hobby NEXT > Slide 14. Watching old movies
with homemade popcorn
NEXT >
Slide 15. Wearing slouchy jumpers
and sweatpants
NEXT >
Slide 16. Spending time in the garden NEXT > Slide 17. Lunch times spent outside NEXT > Slide 18. Bike rides NEXT > Slide 19. Home baking NEXT > Slide 20. Decluttering everything NEXT > Slide 21. Seeing a supermarket shelf full
of toilet roll
NEXT >
Slide 22. Homemade cocktails in the sunshine NEXT > Slide 23. Taking a nap NEXT > Slide 24. Home deliveries and knowing
your delivery driver’s name
NEXT >
Slide 25. Actually chatting to your neighbours NEXT > Slide 26. Helping someone out NEXT > Slide 27. Not having to fill up with petrol NEXT > Slide 28. Waking up and remembering
you don’t have an hour’s commute
NEXT >
Slide 29. Having the time to look
through old photographs
NEXT >
Slide 30. Podcasts NEXT > Slide 31. Mowing the lawn on a Wednesday NEXT > Slide 32. Cutting your husband’s hair
(Not letting your husband cut your hair)
NEXT >
Slide 33. Community spirit NEXT > Slide 34. Buying fresh flowers
and actually appreciating them
NEXT >
Slide 35. Talking to your dog
or cat about your emails
NEXT >
Slide 36. Kahoot Quizzes NEXT > Slide 37. Time taken over meals NEXT > Slide 38. Trying new recipes NEXT > Slide 39. Upcycling NEXT > Slide 40. Holding hands because you
decided to walk somewhere
NEXT >
Slide - Alan Cohen NEXT > "Be happy with what you have.
Be excited about what you want"

 
  1. Getting crafty
  2. Starting a new hobby
  3. Re-discovering an old hobby
  4. Watching old movies and homemade popcorn
  5. Wearing slouchy jumpers and sweatpants
  6. Spending time in the garden
  7. Lunch times spent outside
  8. Bike rides
  9. Home baking
  10. Decluttering everything
  11. Seeing a supermarket shelf full of toilet roll
  12. Homemade cocktails in the sunshine
  13. Taking a nap
  14. Home deliveries and knowing your delivery driver’s name
  15. Actually chatting to your neighbours
  16. Helping someone out
  17. Not having to fill up with petrol
  18. Waking up and remembering you don’t have an hour’s commute
  19. Having the time to look through old photographs
  20. Podcasts
  21. Mowing the lawn on a Wednesday
  22. Cutting your husband’s hair (Not letting your husband cut your hair)
  23. Community spirit
  24. Buying fresh flowers and actually appreciating them
  25. Talking to your dog or cat about your emails
  26. Kahoot Quizzes
  27. Time taken over meals
  28. Trying new recipes
  29. Upcycling
  30. Holding hands because you decided to walk somewhere

 

As for what the rest of 2020 has in store, well, let’s hope it’s less eventful and more fruitful. It’s going to be a time for us to steadily rebuild a new way of working. With a strong team spirit and a positive mindset we look forward to the rest of 2020 with uncompromising determination.

Stay safe, Stay Happy


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Louise Clarke is a Happy Content Manager, designer and illustrator. She is an author of kid’s books, and joined Happy in 2016.

 

 

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