Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Silver Linings

Today was one of those days that started off badly. It still has the potential to continue going badly. But I feel calm in the eye of the storm and the storm isn't a serious one anyway. Perspective is a good reminder. If today works out, it works out. If it doesn't, I have very much tried my best under the circumstances and in these sorts of situations, that's all you can do. Anyway, I found some silver linings and wanted to record them because they helped or made me smile.

1. A logical, supportive and motivational chat with  my Dad about how to tackle the day
2. Loving, supportive words from M and my Mum to keep me going
3. Dad coming home with sesame snacks for me, like he did when I was little
4. The beautiful postcard above, received from my lovely friend in Paris

Little, but important things to smile about. Nice things tend to stand out more against the troubling things. Maybe I wouldn't have appreciated them as much on a non-troubling day. And maybe that's a silver lining in itself. And it's only the afternoon. AND I have another post scheduled for you for later. And and and and and and and.

What has cheered you up today?

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  1. Sorry to hear that you've had a trying day, Bee. I hope it picked up in the end.

    Today I have been cheered up by a lovely conversation with a toddler. I was in the waiting room at the dental hospital--Dave had a wisdom tooth removed--and while I was busy worrying this little boy came over and started chatting to me about the fish in the tank beside my seat. So we sat and watched them for a few minutes and talked about how pretty and clever they were. Really cheered me up!

  2. It's always nice to appreciate the little things, it certainly makes you feel a little more cheery :)