2014 – The Year Of Happiness

I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing Happiness - MochaAs the year 2013 comes to an end, there is a tendency to look back and reflect on the past year. I hope it was a good one for you?

The media news reviews though, invariably make it look like it was a bleak year. That the world is a rather messed up and unhappy place. And there is no denying that some sad and terrible events did take place. But at the same time, let’s remember that drama and bad news sells. Good things do happen, and there are so many ordinary people who do small acts of kindness every day. Even if they don’t always make the news.

We may not be able to change the world – but we can change ourselves and how we feel. We are responsible for our own happiness. And while things won’t always go right, the challenge is in how we react to those events.

That’s why the design of our home is so important. Because good design isn’t just about pretty things. It can actually change your mood and have a profound effect on your well-being.

There may be things beyond our control in the world. But at least in our homes we can create an environment that makes us happy.  A home that nourishes us, where we can feel safe and secure. A place to relax, to dream, to plan and welcome those that we love.

And that can reflect out into all aspects of our lives.

So I hope 2014 will be a year of happiness, health and success for you. (And here’s a dose of ‘Happy’ to start your year off. You can’t help but smile when you listen to it 🙂 So turn it up and enjoy!)

I wish you a very Happy New Year!