Sunday, November 27, 2011

Looking on the Bright Side

I have had a really lousy week. It has been The Week From Hell. I will not go into all the details.

On Wednesday morning while I was out with Harvey, the sunrise was so beautiful, it took my breath away. Harvey was particularly bright eyed and bouncy and for once he stayed fairly close to me and did not run away chasing rabbits or foxes.

When I went to school, all the children were being lovely. My teacher, knowing I was not feeling great was so supportive and kind. She gave me things to do which she knows I love. The children made me laugh, they rehearsed their pantomime and tried really hard.

A friend brought me round a lovely bouquet of flowers, which of course made me cry.

I am not one to wallow in self-pity, neither am I one to suffer with depression, thank God. So I started thinking. Maybe my week hasn't really been so bad after all. Yes some pretty horrible things have happened, but so have lots of good things. I have a nice home. I have food to put on my plate. I have warm, clean clothes to wear. I have people who I love and who love me back. I have a crazy loyal dog whose only aim in life is to play ball. I am one of the lucky ones.

I remember reading once 'All things will pass'. They will. Life goes on. I will try hard to be the optimistic person I usually am.

I will get up at 6am on a Sunday to do the ironing and think 'yey, it's cheap electricity, good old me!'. I will walk the dog in the wind and rain and think 'yey, my wellies and hand-knitted socks are keeping me warm'. I will eat the last Crunchie that's in the cupboard, rather than munching on Bran Flakes for breakfast and think 'yey, I'm not going to wait until Friday to eat a crunchie'

In amongst this week of optimism, I have made a cake. Want to see it?

Happy Birthday Shannon.


Locket Pocket said...

Sorry you've been having a bad week - hope it soon improves. It sounds like you are putting a very positive spin on things! The cake is fabulous. Lucy xx

julie said...

Hope you enjoyed your early morning ironing and that last crunchie! Here's wishing you happier times in the coming week xxx

Elizabeth D said...

thinking of you on a beautiful weekend over here in the US. Sorry to hear the world has been hurtful this week.

Now, about that 6 a.m. ironing on Sunday. . .

Mrs Moog said...

I'm sorry....I can't let this pass.....getting up at 6am on a Sunday to do the ironing?

Well done you for looking for the good things in a very difficult week. I wish I lived close enough to whisk you away for tea and cake!

What a fabulous cake. I bet the recipient will be thrilled :o)

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dottycookie said...

Hope this week is much better, though after a 6am start with ironing surely things can only go uphill?

Love your penguins. You clever thing!

Quinn said...

I do not know what a Crunchie is, but I think you should have another. Even if it means a special trip to the Crunchie Shop.

(And that cake?? Fabulous! Lucky Shannon!)

trash said...

We shoud come up with a code or something. I too am regularly up at 6am ironing. Maybe we could start a club?!

Sorry you have had such a crap week.

Jane P said...

Sorry you have had a bad week, here's hoping next week is better. Keep up the positive thinking !

wonderwoman said...

am so sorry you've had a crap week, sometimes its hard to be upbeat when you've had a week like that. Its at times like these when you really appreciate your family and friends. Hope things get better and better. Hugs xxxx

Mary deB said...

I'd love a Crunchie bar just now! Nice to see you back, as well! I hope things will sort themselves out.