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The Little Bag of Happiness

For Christmas my amazing friend Shannan sent me a parcel full of love. It contained a relaxing candle, chocolate, a book and a book mark. However one thing that really stood out to me was a little fabric bag with a tag on it that says “The Little Bag of Happiness”

(front and back)

On the other side there is a list of the things that the bag contains. The list goes as follows:
“This Bag of Happiness contains…
A PLASTER to heal you when you hurt, a
LOVE HEART so you know someone loves you,
STRING to hold it together in tough times, a
RUBBER to erase those little mistakes you make, a
DIAMOND to bring a sparkle to your eye, a
MARBLE for when you lose yours, a
LUCKY BEAN so you always have luck on your side, a
COIN so you are never completely broke, a
STAR to wish all your wishes upon, a
PAPERCLIP so you are always organised, and a
KISS for when you are feeling down”

(The contents of the bag)

I can’t even start to describe how much this bag means to me right now and I can’t even imagine how much it is gonna help me in the future. The last few months I have really been struggling with life and I have been majorly stressed. At first I was hiding it, just like I did when I first moved here but then I decided that I was done putting on a brave face. Best decision ever! 
But the things is – it doesn’t take much to heal a broken soul. All you need is a bit of kindness and a helping hand. All I needed was to realise that I have the most amazing mum and so many amazing friends in my life who  are always ready to help me. All I have to do is ask.
Now I am gonna put my little bag of happiness in my handbag so I can bring it everywhere with me. Who knows when I’ll need a thing or two from it when life gets too much.
Thanks for reading!