It is the small things that matter, right? Let me explain. When I take the Tube, I can walk to the station along the High Street, but I tend to find it a bit boring, and also noisy, if you must know. I prefer to take what I call the ‘quiet route’. I stroll along lovely Victorian houses and lush trees, then I take a left and admire one of the few Armenian churches in London. Of course, the quiet route is a bit longer, but it always makes me feel happier. Always.
It got me thinking: what would you do to make your life more beautiful? How far would you go?
What would you give away? Obviously spending a few more minutes walking isn’t that big a deal. And if it makes me happier, well, it can’t be that bad. But what about other choices, as in the big choices you have to make to change your life for the better?
I moved to London to keep the family together. It sounds like an easy move. But for me, it wasn’t, because I was born and bred in France. I just tried to enhance all our lives. Somehow I always try to make life that little bit better. For me of course, but also, I hope, for my friends and family. Right now there is a brownie baking in the oven and just the smell of it is making me incredibly happy. Maybe that’s how you recognise a woman: always trying to make things better. That’s probably when you stop being a girl and step into adulthood: you try to take ownership and improve things as best as you can. Just a thought.
I take pleasure in the small things, the ineffable moments when you just feel, you know, like yourself. That’s what beauty is about, right? Which is why I bought a lovely white dress on sale. A woman has got to do what a woman has got to do. What do you think? Well, I think that I will continue to indulge in beauty from time to time. Actually, I will do it as much as I can. What about you?
Muriel – A French Yummy Mummy In London