Friday, February 12, 2010
Hello all! Are you looking forward to a celebratory weekend? It was not the greatest of weeks around here, between coughing kids and my unwise time use choices. Nevertheless, several things lifted my spirits.
My husband brought home a bouquet of tulips for me to enjoy this week. They are my favorite flower. Before we were married I used to buy single stems for myself as a pretty pick-me-up. Ever done that?
Often I am so wrapped up in trying to catch up on all the things I've fallen behind on that I forget the joy that singing brings. So I started singing as I worked in the kitchen yesterday and wondered why I'd forgotten how good it is to open my mouth in praise.
3. Sunshine and Fresh Air
The sun returned this week, and while it was not so conducive to afternoon naps, it was a welcome sight. We managed to walk to pick up my daughter from school several days, and were the happier for it.
If you and/or the winter months seem to be dragging, perhaps trying one or more of these ideas might encourage you to lift up your head and feel hopeful again as well.