Share Embrace Happy Tuesday 4


Every Tuesday, since the end of October of last year, I have been travelling into London for my “in office” day as a social media community manager. I actually love Tuesdays now. I drop both Ella and Sam at school and preschool respectively, hop in my car, drive 12-15 minutes to town and hop on a train to Kings Cross. It’s a commute many make daily. I see them. Miserably sad and gloomy faces, barely looking at anyone, a perpetual frown on their faces that says “Don’t speak to me.” I can understand that attitude to a certain extent. If you make the commute to London on a daily basis, it is stressful and often fraught with challenges. For instance today, there is Industrial Action in London on some, but not all, bus lines. Thankfully I don’t rely on bus transport in London but if I did, that would make one more thing I would have to sort out upon arrival in the Big Smoke.

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I do my best to enjoy my commute. I do my best to be pleasant, to smile, to say “Have a nice day!” I do my best to drink in the beauty of London and enjoy the time that I am there. I suppose it’s easy for me to say and do as I only have to suffer the commute once a week. But maybe, just maybe, if everyone approached their daily commute in a similar way, maybe, just maybe, the daily commute wouldn’t be such a giant pain in the arse?

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One other small way I try to make my weekly commute better is to leave these little post-it notes where someone might find them. I write the quote “Not every day is good but there is good in every day” on a sticky note and leave it on the train, on the Tube, on a wall…anywhere that it could be found by a random stranger and just maybe, might brighten their day. Every Tuesday for me is Share Embrace Happy Tuesday! Will you spread a bit of sunshine with me? Imagine what a happy place the world would be if we all shared a bit less grump and a bit more sunshine? Think about it!

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Have a fantastic Tuesday!


About Karin

Karin Joyce is a 40-something wife & mother who is helping to spread happiness one smile at a time. Karin is also a blogger and social media addict whom you may also know as Cafe Bebe. American by birth, UK permanent resident by marriage, Karin loves The Mentalist (specifically Simon Baker), her smartphone and lie-ins on Saturday mornings.


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4 thoughts on “Share Embrace Happy Tuesday

    • Karin Post author

      Michelle,
      It’s a great feeling leaving a little surprise for someone to find. I have had a few people share one’s they have found as well. Follow the #embracehappy hashtag on IG and you’ll see a few that aren’t mine!
      Karin xx

  • mrshsfavouritethings

    This is such a wonderful idea. Karin, you are a true inspiration. I used to commute into London every day and it is tough. But I used to see it as time when I could do something for me – read, listen to music or snooze. Now I am a SAHM and sometimes I actually miss my commute. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

    • Karin Post author

      Mrs H’s Favourite Things,
      Thank you so much lovely! And thank you for being involved in the Embrace Happy Facebook group!
      Karin xx