But being grateful and happy has taken on a little bit of urgency these days. The news is bleak, everywhere you look people are worried and anxious, and if you do work outside the home, there is always a niggling thought of, what if I'm let go? So, in the interest of self-care and providing a fairly sane and pleasant persona to those around me, I am making an effort every day to be very, very grateful for things (and people) no matter how mundane or ordinary they may be. And I do feel so much better for doing this.
So, in a collection of photos taken over the past couple of weeks, here are some things that I am grateful for and that make me warm-and-fuzzy happy:
My new walking stick, about 5 feet tall and made from a fallen piece of Ash.
I feel like the Wizard Gandalf striding about the fields!
Our two lovely boys - they make me happy and smiley every day
Making homemade pizza
Simple, fresh, nothing artificial
Bellini cocktails to go with above pizza. Notice the empty bottle?
Signs of Spring everywhere
Early Spring sunsets outside our back door
Just a few, simple things that have made me smile over the past few days.
What makes you happy? What are you thankful for?
Happy St. Patrick's Day to you from me! ~Siobhan xox