You know you are getting old when…

…you become deliriously happy when you find your favourite refuse bags after hunting everywhere for almost a year!

We love these bags. They are the perfect size, have a subtle (authentic) smell of lavender, are really strong, and have drawstring closures.

I love buying any type of cleaning products and also toilet paper. There were toilet paper shortages when I was growing up, and I also never had money for the nice soft three-ply stuff, so buying 32-roll packs of the good stuff makes me delirious with joy.

People often expect a happy life and are disappointed when they don’t get one. But for me, all the small happy moments – put together like pearls on a necklace – make up a happy life. Happiness is not always in the epic. It can be a good, book and a cup of tea on a rainy day, a delicious apple, a cat purring, sunshine after rain, finally feeling good after a bad cold. I always try to find the happiness in the everyday, the humdrum. I think bad moments make us appreciate the good moments more.

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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