You’ve got to accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
Latch on to the affirmative
Don’t mess with Mister In-Between
Sod Mister In-Between, that’s what I say.
Well, when life ain’t a bowl of cherries and I need to perk up. I think of this song.
I first heard it years ago on The Singing Detective, a BBC mini series made in the 1980’s and when I hear myself humming it, I know it’s time for action.
So, when life is a bit cow pat, I need to do things that make me happy and think of good reasons why I should be…here goes…
Happy hour, obviously, the clue’s in the name. A few cocktails and the world certainly looks rosier!
Then there’s wandering around Brighton…
Looking at the street art around North Laine
My favorite place is Snoopers Paradise and upstairs Snoopers Attic
You can’t take photos inside, so take a look here
Snoopers Attic is so beautiful, it never fails to help me to wake my creative juices and appreciate the wonderful work for sale.
A meal in a veggie restaurant we just happened to stumble across…
Only to discover on returning to where we were staying that we had been to a renowned restaurant. The food was sooo good.
Willow in Totnes is a great place to eat if you ever pass through that way, as we did last weekend.
Visiting somewhere new. We went to Salisbury, just because we’d never been before.
It has a beautiful cathedral and part of the Magna Carta on display…
Then glancing up on the way through Cathedral Close, I spied this..
So true don’t you think?
I remember having to learn that quote at school.
Finding something tatty in a charity shop and upcycling it.
I found this short knitted top at a charity shop in Salisbury…
After washing it, I crocheted a black edge all the way round, gave it a new button, embroidered the button hole and finally, sewed tassels around the bottom.
Honestly I felt mindful. Sitting with the radio on and just sewing and crocheting, it was like balm for the mind.
And it was new from old, always a good feeling for me.
Tai Chi this morning was another hour of calm.
These are just some of the things that I’ve done to combat the glums but rather than adding any more I will leave you this week with a quote, a paradox if you like…
Life’s too important to be taken seriously
You’ve got to spread joy up to the maximum
Bring gloom down to the minimum
Have faith or pandemonium
Liable to walk upon the scene
Have a cracking good week.