The older I get, the more trials life throws at me, my friends and my family...some days it can really dampen my spirits. This is because I allow them to be my main focus - even if I'm washing up or driving to work, these little worries are nattering away at the back of my brain.
I've always been a firm believer in looking for the silver linings in life's grey clouds...there is usually a spark of positivity to be found even in the most dire of situations. I'm not saying that they compensate for the situation itself but, that they may only have occurred as a result of it and with them they bring a little joy. And they should be celebrated. Heck, some days we need all the boosts we can get! Sometimes it's just a little moment of cheer, a "stop and smell the flowers" respite, that does the trick.
I've decided to try and remember, note down, & enjoy these little moments or by-products...these shining haloes to life's clouds. When I do, I will do a (sometimes wordy, sometimes tidgy, sometimes photographic) post here to help me keep track of them. Hopefully, by focusing on life's positives, I will dilute the effect of the obstacles I must navigate.
Today's little lift? Thunderstorm raging outside, rain pouring down the windows and me sat in the lounge with George, watching a movie...me crafting and him building Lego. Simple pleasures. Comfort. Company. Love.