100 Brilliant Things!

September 16, 2017

I recently watched a wonderful HBO documentary entitled Every Brilliant Thing. The theme of this beautifully crafted one-man-show is that of a son trying to help his Mum find reasons to live after she attempts to commit suicide. His solution is to come up with a heart-warming list of all the wonderful things worth living for. At the age of seven he begins with:

 

1. Ice cream

2. Water fights

3. Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV

4. The colour yellow

5. Things with stripes

6. Rollercoasters

7. People falling over.....

 

The documentary made me think about all the brilliant things that I have going on in my life on a daily basis. This led me to come up with my very own list of 100 brilliant things that occurred to me one sunny morning last week. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do - finding happiness in life's little moments has really helped me keep my depression at bay. If 100 feels too challenging start with just one little thing.

 

1. My Family, 2. Photos of the Solar Eclipse, 3. Bendy knees, 4. Having a job that I enjoy, 5. Good health, 6. A driving licence, 7. Cups of tea, 8. BBC Weatherwatch, 9. Purple fountain pens, 10. Yoga mats, 11. Hot water tanks, 12. Chirping birds, 13. Motivational e-mails from my cousin, 14. New beginnings, 15. Welcoming smiles, 16. Lovely messages on Reddit, 17. Expressive arts, 18. Clean water, 19. Dogs wagging their tails, 20. AC units, 21. Technology, 22. Education, 23. Butterflies, 24. Kindness, 25. Professionalism, 26. Mountains, 27. Laughter, 28. Trees, 29. Comfortable shoes, 30. Having integrity, 31. Alarm clocks, 32. Glue sticks, 33. Rainbows, 34. Inspirational quotes, 35. Gold Speedos, 36. Autumn mists, 37. Home-made chutneys, 38. Freshly laundered bedding, 39. Memories, 40. Sandy beaches, 41. Training plans, 42. Inspiring colleagues, 43. Ceiling fans, 44. Cat cuddles, 45. Blackberry picking, 46. Friends that understand your foolishness, 47. Blogs, 48. Thunder storms when your are snuggled under a duvet, 49. Shopping trolleys, 50. Friends that dress up as super heroes, 51. Clothes that fit, 52. Justice, 53. References that make you glow with pride, 54. Greek yogurt with honey, 55. Roses, 56. Fire exits, 57. Knowledge, 58. Hedgehogs, 59. Blue skies, 60. Backgammon tournaments, 61. Birthdays, 62. Shooting stars, 63. Online training, 64. Glitter, 65. Blue skies again, 66. Maintaining happiness, 67. Counselling, 68. Opportunities, 69. Early mornings, 70. Dreams, 71. Delicious dining experiences, 72. Acorns, 73. Piccolos, 74. WhatsApp, 75. Aeroplanes, 76. Children, 77. Entrepreneurs, 78. Risk-takers, 79. Hand-crafted pottery projects, 80. Endurance, 81. Shiny new office supplies, 82. Transfer requests, 83. Healthy(ish) bank accounts after holidays, 84. Radio stations that play jolly tunes, 85. Sunsets, 86. Roundabouts, 87. Swimming in the sea, 88. Mr. Ben and the costume shop, 89. A sense of humour, 90. Funny beauty treatments done by nieces, 91. Understanding, 92. Sisterhood, 93. Avocados with balsamic vinegar, 94. Mermaids, 95. Daffodils, 96. Spare seats, 97. Light bulbs, 98. A sense of purpose, 99. Retweets, 100. Breakfast!

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