It takes a village…How neighbours can increase your happiness!

We all hear references to how times have changed since we were kids. How we could roam the neighbourhood riding bikes and setting up lemonade stands, our neighbours chatted over the fence and our parents could call on someone nearby to keep an eye on us kids for an hour or two while they popped out to do some errands. Sounds great doesn’t it? Well, I am lucky enough to be living that now. We didn’t realise what we were buying into when we purchased our house. Of course, it’s a lovely house in an great location , but little did we know that we also bought into a community. Continue reading It takes a village…How neighbours can increase your happiness!

Show your friends how valued they are…

I hate not being included. I know I should be more mature about it, but I have to admit, I get a little hurt when I hear a group of people I am close with are catching up and I haven’t been invited.  Knowing how this feels and loving so many friends’ company, I regularly plead guilty to inviting way too many people to dinner or drinks in the hope that I haven’t forgotten anyone or hurt anyone’s feelings.  The fact is though, this is not always the best way to treat your friends. Quality vs. quantity is really what we need most of the time.

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