I've just been catching up on all my A Cup of Jo news (a fantastic blog by a NY based blogger and fellow mum) and she wrote a post a few hours ago on how a great way of increasing happiness is to write a Gratitude Journal. So I've started mine. I am aiming to make a few entries a week, and I've started off today with: I am grateful for Oliver running to greet me with the biggest hug after nursery, warm sunshine on your face, meeting a friend's new baby and being reminded of just how precious those first few weeks of life are.
Some other entries I can think of are enjoying a glass of wine in the garden in the summer time, the smell of your children when you bury your head in their little chubby necks, the compliment from a friend telling you you're a great mother. I feel inspired already and do hope I keep the entries up. It would be great to look back in a few months time and re-read all that has been noted.