What's Pure Happiness???

It's Pure Happiness is a blog of things I like, love or find inspiring.
It might be pictures, quotes, songs, books, products or foods.
Basically, it's things that make up a life of Pure Happiness.

January 26, 2011

You're Beautiful

This is just a little statement to consider, which has been doing the rounds on blogs lately. It was originally posted here (The Myth of Fingerprints). I just like the words.

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You are not your bra-size, nor are you the width of your waist, nor are you the slenderness of your calves. You are not your hair color, your skin color, nor are you a shade of lipstick. Your shoe-size is of no consequence. You are not defined by the amount of attention you get from males, females, or any combination thereof. You are not the number of sit-ups you can do, nor are you the number of calories in a day. You are not your mustache. You are not the hair on your legs. You are not a little red dress.

You are no amalgam of these things.

You are the content of your character. You are the ambitions that drive you. You are the goals that you set. You are the things that you laugh at and the words that you say. You are the thoughts you think and the things you wonder. You are beautiful and desirable not for the clique you attend, but for the spark of life within you that compels you to make your life a full and meaningful one. You are beautiful not for the shape of the vessel, but for the volume of the soul it carries.

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I love the notion that ambitions, goals, the things you laugh at, your thoughts and your wonderings are what make you beautiful.

January 17, 2011

Wishlist - new work dresses.

So, I got a new job, and what would I like to do to celebrate - buy some new dresses. Here are my top 3 picks.

Kiyonna - Cynthia Twist Dress (Tribal Print).
Oh how I love this dress - it would be so perfect for work. Actually, it would be perfect for anything.

IGIGI - Helena Dress in Purple/Black.
Again - so chic for work. I wish I could walk into work on my first day wearing this. So sassy.

IGIGI - Jackie 2 in 1 dress in Purple Magic.
I love the pink with the purple here - and its great that its a 2 in 1 - yay, even more versatile.

January 16, 2011

Saxby's Toffee Apple Soft Drink

Saxby's Soft Drink have released a super yummy new flavour for summer - Toffee Apple.

The flavour is almost exactly how you would imagine, its sweet, has a slight fruity taste and leaves this amazing buttery/butterscotch taste in your mouth. I tend to like creaming soda type soft drinks and this is slightly reminiscent of that. Other people I have spoken to say it tastes exactly like toffee apples.

It doesnt seem to be available everywhere, but I have seen it around NSW, Australia. Particularly found in takeaway shops. So if you are an Aussie, and on the look out for a fun new flavour soft drink, look for this one next time you're out and about.

Now I'm going to be on the lookout for more places I can get it.

January 14, 2011

Memento and Wisdom

Memento and Wisdom by Michael McQueen

These books came about after Michaels father died suddenly, and during the process of sorting his belongings, they found a notebook in which Michael's father had written the lessons he had learnt throughout his life. The family found this notebook enlightening and it was a great comfort in such a tragic time.
This notion resonated with so many people, that the idea of a giftbook full of questions to be filled in was born.
These books are an amazing activity in self reflection, as well as being a wonderful keepsake and insight into your life, for yourself and for others (if you want to bear your soul).
Although I am not approaching the end of my life (at least i hope not), I love the notion behind these books and will be filling them out with as much detail and honesty as I can. I hope throughout my life I can add bits and pieces here and there, and that these books will become just the basis of a wonderful reflection. And maybe over time, the pages wont look quite as neat and tidy, but I look forward to scribbling in the margins and sticking in loose scraps of paper on which I have scrawled thoughts or ideas or feelings.
If you get the chance, take a look at these wonderful books, because if nothing else, the questions will make you take a good hard look at yourself and your life.

January 05, 2011

Taking some meme time - 50 Questions

50 Questions (blog meme):
1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?
Oh good - my hair has stayed relatively tame - i wont need to do much with it this morning.

2. How much cash do you have on you?

Nothing on me at the moment - in my bag (in another room) is probably $15.

3. What’s a word that rhymes with DOOR?


4. Favorite planet?

I'm fairly fond of Earth - but otherwise Jupiter sounds kinda fun.

5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone?

My dad

6. What is your favorite ring tone on your phone?

I dont really have a fave.

7. What shirt are you wearing?

Pale green button work shirt (quite boring)

8. Do you label yourself?

I try not to.

9. Name the brand of the shoes you’re currently wearing?

They are some leather sandals- I cant see a brand on them.

10. Bright or Dark Room?


11. What do you think about the person who took this survey before you?

I am not particularly familiar with them.

12. What does your watch look like?

Chunky, silver, hot pink face. It's one of the surf brands.

13. What were you doing at midnight last night?


14. What did your last text message you received on your cell say?

We're home now, cant wait to catch up with you both. talk soon.

15. Where is your nearest 7-11?

The equivalent is in Fairfield

16. What's a word that you say a lot?


17. Who told you he/she loved you last?

My fiance

18. Last furry thing you touched?

Hmmm - good question - i honestly dont recall.

19. How many drugs have you done in the last three days?

Alcohol - quite a large quantity

20. How many rolls of film do you need developed?


21. Favorite age you have been so far?

Maybe around 21 - first starting dating my fiance, was at uni and living it up.

22. Your worst enemy?

I try not to have enemies.

23. What is your current desktop picture?

A photo of my fiance and I

24. What was the last thing you said to someone?

"Ok, thanks for your help Julie-Ann, I will fax that through to you later today. Bye."

25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to fly what would it be?

Difficult - ordinarily I would say flying for sure, but my current job is finishing this week, so I am tempted by the promise of having money.

26. Do you like someone?

I like alot of people.

27. The last song you listened to?

"Dreams" Gabrielle

28. What time of day were you born?

7ish in the morning.

29. What’s your favorite number?

(i have alot) 9

30. Where did you live in 1987?

NSW, Australia.

31. Are you jealous of anyone?

Envious of people who have jobs they love. And often envious of people around me who are getting married (We're still saving to afford it).

32. Is anyone jealous of you?

I would highly doubt it. Actually, not true. It is possible that people who are less fortunate than myself would be jealous.

33. Where were you when 9/11 happened?

At home - asleep. I remember waking up and my parents had the news on and it was everywhere.

34. What do you do when vending machines steal your money?

Look dejectedly at the machine and feel frustrated.

35. Do you consider yourself kind?


36. If you had to get a tattoo, where would it be?

Somewhere that nobody would see it - somewhere I could easily cover it up.

37. If you could be fluent in any other language, what would it be?


38. Would you move for the person you loved?


39. Are you touchy feely?


40. What’s your life motto?

I don't have one particularly - I just try to focus on the positives, try to be kind and try to be the best person I can be.

41. Name three things that you have on you at all times?

Lipgloss ... actually, there is no other consistent thing. A variety of - wallet, phone, pen, hairband, keys.

42. What’s your favourite town/city?

I dont think i particularly have one.

43. What was the last thing you paid for with cash?


44. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it?

A few weeks ago - to my sister.

45. Can you change the oil on a car?

I've helped do it a few times.

46. Your first love: what is the last thing you heard about him/her?

He'd graduated from uni and was renting a flat with mates in newcastle.

47. How far back do you know about your ancestry?

Not very. In fact, I know basically nothing.

48. The last time you dressed fancy, what did you wear and why did you dress fancy?

Depends how fancy you mean. The last time i was REALLY fancy was a wedding a little over a year ago.

49. Does anything hurt on your body right now?

No, not really.

50. Have you been burned by love?

Hmmm .... lets say no, its more positive.

January 01, 2011

New Year

 As William Arthur Ward reminds us

Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!

This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!

I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!

And I hope that throughout 2011 I can remember to right wrongs, spread peace and sing with happiness in my heart. More importantly I want to banish worry and doubt and to be the very best person I can be.