June was a month filled with highs and lows, but writing my Happiness Highlights allowed me to focus on the positive and appreciate each passing day, whatever the case may be.
#1: Indulging in my favourite treat, a Chinese takeaway (char siu fried rice).
#2: Family coming together to support one another following a bereavement.
#3: Despite some doubts, not allowing fear of failure to stand in the way of my dreams.
#4: Starting our weekend and continuing our X-Files marathon.
#5: A hot summer’s day, spending time with my brother and his family, while playing ‘kitchen’ with my niece in the garden.
#6: Listening to one of my favourite albums at the moment – Lukas Graham, which also became my most-played record of the month.
#7: The annual tradition of watching the Big Brother Live Launch with my parents – and their hilarious commentary.
#8: Getting over the hump of the week. Phew!
#9: Celebrating National Freelancers Day and the fact that I have been self-employed for one year, four months.
— Adele Ankers (@xGIRLinGLASSESx) June 9, 2016
#10: Arriving at Stephen’s house and finally relaxing after a long working week.
#11: Going for a lovely long walk (and the rain holding off for us).
#12: Cosying up and watching The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) whilst it rained outside – we knew it was coming!
#13: Starting and finishing work for the week.
#14: The sanctuary of my own bedroom – switching on my Phillips LivingColors lamp, getting into my pyjamas and snuggling into bed.
#15: A therapeutic day to myself to clean and tidy the house.
#16: Having my family – and Stephen’s support – attending my cousin’s funeral.
#17: Taking a fun shopping trip to Liverpool after a short hospital visit.
#18: The greatest (and most appreciated) lie in, ever.
#19: Celebrating Father’s day with the greatest dad in the world!
#20: Blue skies and sunshine on the first day of summer.
#21: A slice of lemon cake with a cup of tea – the perfect combination.
#22: Receiving a phone call from Stephen after his hospital procedure. ♥
#23: Enjoying more free time and a mini pamper session.
#24: Taking care of Stephen after returning home from his procedure.
#25: Watching a comedy (Daddy’s Home) to lift our spirits!
#26: An unexpected, extended weekend (kind of).
#27: Finishing work and watching the UEFA EURO (England V Iceland) match with Stephen.
#28: A yummy dessert; sweet pancakes and strawberries.
#29: The freedom of not having to set an alarm.
#30: Being wrapped up indoors during a torrential downpour. #MyFavouriteCosyWeather
What made you happy this month?