10 Things that made me happy this March

Monday, March 24, 2014

10 Things that made me happy this March

 Hi lovely ladies!

Hope you had an amazing weekend and I am wishing you a wonderful Monday too. Since this is the last full week of March, I decided to do a post on things that made me happy this month. I have been very busy these past months and was quite shocked when I realised that Summer in South Africa is over and Easter is almost on our doorstep. Wow, time flies when you are a very busy bee. Through all the madness of work and day to day activities and schedules, it dawned on me that I have forgotten to count my blessings whether big or small.

With that said I want to reflect on this month and remember the little moments that made me smile or jump for joy or made my heart skip a beat. There are so many things in our lives during the day to be happy and grateful for. It could be anything like a walk with your dog in the park or having a lovely ice cream on the beach with friends. Those little moments made your heart smile and they should be remembered. This blog post is just a way for me to look on the bright side of life and remember those awesome moments that made my heart smile.

Some moments I captured this month and things that have inspired me. Follow me on Instagram: DIVADESLE for more! ;-)

Here are my 10 things that made me happy this March:

1. Roadtripping across the Western Cape with awesome co-workers. One of my jobs involves travelling and doing performances for schools in rural and farming communities. The job becomes so much sweeter when you are travelling with people that you really like and enjoy being around. We have so much fun together laughing, joking around and singing to the radio at 05:30 in the morning to keep us awake.

2. Seeing the smiles and hearing the laughs of the kiddies we show to. I absolutely love showing to the kids in farming communities. Many of them have never seen a theatre show before. Just to see their reactions, smiles and laughs makes my heart jump for joy.

3. Hearing my co-worker is pregnant. There is something about knowing that a little one is on its way into the world that warms my heart. Life is beautiful, people!

4.  Laughing so hard you begin to cry and your stomach hurts. How I love these moments. They don't happen every day but when they do, it is an amazing feeling. Just this weekend, at 01:00 in the morning, my sister and I laughed so loud and so hard till our stomachs hurt. We literally rolled off the bed and onto the floor from laughter.

5. Drinking copious amounts of strawberry milkshakes. One of my favourite things are milkshakes,  especially when it is served in a retro milkshake glass. It is one of those things that put a smile on my face. I just love it! And strawberry milkshakes makes my day so much brighter. Why? Because it's PINK!

6. Using some new makeup products for the first time that I bought overseas. I have been loving my Urban Decay palette that I bought in Qatar. I swear I am obsessed with it. I have been wearing it every day, all day!

7. Scented candles. I have been burning scented candles like it's nobody's business. I love lying in bed with a good book and my scented candle flickering on my desk in the background. It brings a beautiful calmness to my soul and the beautiful scents make me quietly smile inside.

8. Old tannies (aunties) in my community, sitting outside laughing and chatting away in their curlers. There is something great about living in a close community where people chat and laugh with their neighbours. Sometimes when I drive home from work I would see these tannies sitting on the grass, their hair in curlers, and chatting away. How, I would love to be a fly on their chairs to hear their conversations. Gossip of the day!

9. Mi Casa's new jam Turn you on. This South African trio is taking the music industry by storm. Their music is filled with great beats, sexy saxophones and smooth lyrics. I can't sit still when I hear this song on the radio. I even caught a man laughing at me on the highway once because I was singing and dancing like a crazy person in the car. I don't care if that man thought I was nuts, this song makes me feel so good.

10. Chocolate! Chocolate always makes me happy. Something that made me even happier this month is that I found my favourite Hershey's cookies and cream bar at Pick n' Pay. Eeek!! It gets imported to South Africa now! Yes please! I need like 10 bars.

So those are my 10 little things that made me smile and be happy this month. Let me know below what made you smile this month!

*Disclaimer: This is not a tag blog post. So no coping and pasting this post on your blog/website, please and thank you!*

Lots of divalicious kisses. Xxx

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  1. I love your list. I also love listening to that song. Its awesome how little, simple things can bring so much joy. xo

    1. Absolutely! There is beauty in everything:-)

  2. Absolutely love this post. One of the best posts ever! It made me smile and laugh so heartily. Dial numbers 4 and 8 for laughing out loud! :D

  3. these would make me happy too desle! wishing you many more moments like these.

  4. beautiful post. stealing it.
    love everything you wrote here


    1. LOL Vhutali. Did you not read the disclaimer? :-))))

  5. Awesome post Desle!!!! You're right, I can't believe how quick Summer in SA has passed x

    1. Thanks Natalie. I know it sucks. I miss summer already.

  6. Yeah for an awesome list. And for chocolates. Chocolates makes everyday seem better. Lol.

  7. wow looks like your March was full of amazing events! ;)
    very nice blog by the way :)

    kisses from Russia,


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