After 3 or 4 days of appreciated rain, today’s a lovely sunny day. The birds are singing and the sky is blue. Let’s make the most of today!
A significant part of being optimistic is praising people for their achievements. This includes praising others and self-praise. On a regular basis we should step back and look at what both others and ourselves have achieved and truly appreciate and recognise these achievements.
In the spirit of recognising achievements, I’m proud to write that I have now blogged positively every day for 2&1/2 months and this is my 80th blog post!
This morning I flew into my home town to see my family. So far I have spent time with my parents, niece and my almost 93 year old grandmother. I am grateful to have this opportunity.
When one is healthy, it can be easy to take good health for granted. Health is critically important and we should be grateful every day we are healthy.
Yesterday morning I enjoyed the drive to my favourite farmers market. It’s my favourite farmers market because the produce is both fresh and very good value. I also like to buy from farmers markets to support local producers.
One of the first stalls I saw had beautiful, large and very fresh heads of broccoli. I usually walk to the end of the market to see what is available before buying on the way back. However, this broccoli looked so good I bought two heads straight away.
Another market highlight was the citrus season in full swing with local mandarins and oranges for sale at several stalls.
The broccoli inspired me to make soup and not long after arriving home I had a large pot of broccoli and potato cooking. The soup, topped with croutons made from bread bought at the baker’s stall, was a delicious meal, Yum!
I’m looking forward to making the most of today. I’m also looking forward to starting the next stage of life tomorrow 🙂
I first heard this mantra a long time ago and am uncertain of its origins. There is a world of opportunity out there and it is up to you and I to make the most of it; to make the world our oyster!
I’m working through my final week of work after more than 5 years on a project.
Leaving an organisation on good terms provides an opportunity to express appreciation for the assistance and friendship provided by colleagues.
I’ve also been heartened by the amount of compliments I have received.
I’m very grateful to have worked with many caring people on the project.
Isn’t laughter fantastic? A sense of humour is one of the greatest things we have and is something to be used regularly 🙂
The last few mornings have been quite cool. Yesterday the temperature went down to about 4 degrees centigrade. Winter is around the corner.
The freshness of these mornings reminds me that it’s great to be alive. Where I live, winter is the season of life. Winter rain turns the parks, fields and gardens greener, makes the rivers and creeks flow and brings out the frogs and water birds.