Sitting down and taking note of the reasons you have to be happy is pretty important, and something that I like to do quite regularly. It's easy to lose track of all the good things in life, so when the Centre for Advanced Dentistry got in touch and asked me to share my reasons to smile in time for World Smile Day, I took the opportunity to take stock of life.
October is my birthday month, and this year that means turning 24. I absolutely love birthdays, what's not to love about cake for breakfast, celebrating with family and overeating at your favourite restaurant?
It's amazing how having a pet can improve your home life, and since getting Evie in February not a day has gone by without her making me smile. From her constant need for attention to her manic moments, she really does brighten a dull day.
We've recently took a bit of time to improve our home, and I feel really lucky to be living in a house that finally feels like us. Renting can be a pain as I have so many ideas swirling round in my head, but I need to remember how fortunate I am to be renting a house that I've been able to paint, get a kitten in, and is only a 15 minute walk from work.
As soon as it gets to Autumn I end up in major planning mode for the next year, and 2016 is already looking like it's going to be a good one. Flights to New York have been booked (squeal!), and plans are in motions for a summer break to Croatia, as well as possibly nipping over to Copenhagen, all of which make me one happy Dan!
What reasons do you have to smile?
*This post was a collaboration with The Centre for Advanced Dentistry