Choosing happiness.

I took another trip underneath the Harbour Bridge on this recent visit whilst taking a look around The Rocks. The last time I was in this very spot was October of last year.

The weather was far better this time.

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It was a little cloudier last time round, but what made the images that much more special back in October of 2017 was the newlyweds in my shots.

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A lot can happen in a year. Where are they now? Where was the honeymoon and where have they travelled to since? Are they still together?

Are they healthy?

Are they happy?

Only they know. I can only hope that the happiness continued and they still look at the pictures from this day with fond memories.

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Ultimately we have very little control in life. The most we can control is the present moment, filling this moment with as much good as we can helps us to tolerate a life of unpredictability and uncertainty. Marriages. Birthdays. Holidays. Music festivals. Any excuse to enjoy this moment is a worthwhile one as who knows how long this will last.

My advice is if you aren’t happy, try to be. I have often found myself in low moods with no motivation whatsoever to get out of it. It is then that I try to remind myself that I am lucky to be able to live a life of relative freedom with the ability to do so many things to increase my happiness. This also applies to anyone able to read this. We are all incredibly fortunate to be able to live a life with the opportunity to do so many things that can raise our spirits. Too many people in this world don’t have such choice, and for them we should truly make the most of this.

Whether this is getting married or taking a long walk by yourself, in a world that is able to bring misery so quickly, choose to be happy as often as you possibly can.

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Trust

I have another confession. I read in-flight magazines. They help me to forget that I am about to be launched 30,000ft at 600mph, especially with adverts like this one.

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I would hate to read this and think ‘you know what? I might have to get this.’, please don’t be in that kind of relationship. It isn’t healthy. Not that you should take advice from a single guy, that is up to you.

Trust is a beautiful thing, if implemented with the right person and a disaster if given to the wrong person. I hate that I cannot give 100% love and trust to everyone. If I did, how long would it work out? How long before something terrible happens to be, benefiting the trusted person?

I was rudely awakened the other day by a man banging on my door despite it still being morning. I couldn’t hide the fact that I was barely awake despite trying my best. He said:

‘Excuse me mate, sorry to bother you but I have just taken a tablet and its lodged in my throat. Can I get a glass of water?’

For him to knock on my door he had to know the security code, he was also wearing overalls dotted in white paint. I said of course. He downed it, thanked me and walked on by.

Now, was I in the wrong for having a little internal debate with myself whether or not to do it? What if he had a knife or gun and now, access to my flat? My flatmate was away on business, something he often posts on social media. What if the guy at my door was just checking to see if the flat was empty all together?

If I was vulnerable, I probably wouldn’t have opened the door. If it was late at night, I might not have either. I don’t think it is ignorant of people to seem cautious with strangers, they aren’t the ones ruining society. It is the ones that show trust can let us down and does regularly.