Happiness month day 27 – Fresh sheets on the bed
Today’s happiness takes place in the bedroom.
No, no, not *that* sort of post; it’s much more suited to a family blog than that.
When you consider you spend one third of your life between the sheets, don’t you think you deserve the most comfortable bed with the finest linen?
Mr Green and I have a real nest. The mattress is about 100 years old and was given us by a friend in her eighties. It was her Mother’s; our friend was born on that mattress and her mother died on it. Far from freak me out I was delighted when she asked me if I would like it – what history, what energy! And I don’t quite know where one would purchase a feather mattress from in the 21st century.
Nowadays it’s all about memory foam and pocket sprung. If I wanted something natural such as wool or silk I doubt I could afford it and I can’t bear the toxic ‘new smell’ that most of our products seem to come with.
So we have this feather mattress and we sleep under a feather duvet. I rest my head on feather pillows (yet more gifts from people who have switched to ‘easy care’ polyester and hollow fibre).
We have Egyptian cotton sheets which we’ve had for about 8 years. They are still as good quality as the day I bought them. If I had my time again I’d go for organic or fair trade for sure, but longevity is a huge thing to take into account when making an ethical purchase.
I don’t have a tumble dryer and all our bedding is air dried.
My happiness post today then is about making the effort to turn and fluff up the mattress, shake out the duvet and put sun and air-dried clean bedding on the bed. It’s heaven on earth and never fails to bring a smile to my face.
No matter how bad the day has been, no matter what worries I have on my mind, sinking into a soft, comfortable bed puts everything right…
What simple pleasure brings a smile to your face?
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