Two blogs in particular have given me a bit of an elbow in the ribs recently. Sue, on The Quince Tree quoted a poem by Grace Noll Crowell, called Such Joy in Simple Things, which pulled me up short as I had been in low-grade grumbly mode. Then I read Penelope's post, on L is for Love, where she was considering 10 Good Things Right Now.
Having a high level of intolerance for....well, all sorts of things, really, I can easily slip into an irritated frame of mind a propos of almost nothing at all. And it is annoying. Both for those around me, and for me, too. So without wishing to get too right-on and positive thinking, shoving my gratitude for life down folks' throats, I'm going to be considering some Reasons To Be Cheerful on a regular basis.
Now I shall be posting this on Saturday, when I've sorted the photos out, but I'm writing it now, on Friday. And obviously, it is a given that my family and friends are always souces of cheerfulness to me!
REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL
The sun is really shining today, and I'm basking in its warmth.
All around me Great Britons are allowing themselves to feel proud about being British!
The Garden is still looking quite good, lush growth and colour.
I have been reading some lovely comments on the last blog-post.
I actually got down to organising the neccessary for my Baskets Quilt! Yay!
......and actually made a start!
My new business cards arrived from Moo, and I love 'em...thankyou Cathy (Potter Jotter)
I managed to work out the left hand all by myself chords and basses to the new tune I'm learning on my melodeon! I shall amaze Nick, my tutor on Tuesday! Love it! (It's the RSB by Andy Cutting - who else? - in case you're interested.)
I bought this mag a couple of weeks ago, only got down to reading it today!
Reached page 15...the Feedback page and there I found..........
.......................my Angel! Yes, there she is, Gloria, in all her ........glory! What a surprise. And look at that total we raised.....fantastic!
I finished a journal page using my new Inktense Pencils...love 'em!
While rummaging for the Basket Quilt fabrics, I came across this.........
It's the Auntie Green's Quilt which I saw in mmmmmm, I think Australian Quilting Magazine ages ago. I got as far as the central appliqued panel and the first border of pinwheels. One day.....one day.....but it was great to look at it again and ponder.
We got into town early this morning and did the shopping before most other people were up and about - bliss!Today just meandered along, in quiet contemplation and harmony between us. Nothing wildly exciting happened, it was just laid back and gentle. And very, very cheerful.