I know it is my attitude that affects how I view these days and one that I can alter by adopting a grateful approach but some days I just don't have the energy. Weak in spirit and ebbing low on energy make for some moodiness.
To get happy I stop focusing on the negative...
I get busy, take action.
Apart from putting on cheery red shoes which are an instant mood lifter I use a few of the following strategies:
Like going for a walk outside,
cooking or baking for my husband and family.
Spending a few quiet minutes in the tub soaking in scented bath salts.
A mini facial seems to wake me up and helps my skin I skip make up for the rest of the day
leafing through the saved issues of Country Living magazine with a hot mug of tea.
Calling a friend, reading blogs, reading Simple Abundance a Day Book of Comfort and Joy.
Reaching out and helping others.
Watching a favourite film.
Reading a great novel.
Writing down things that I am grateful for or posting them on the blog.
What do you do to get your happy on?
Mother Nature had her own idea of perking up the day.
Bright sunshine shone through the dirty salt speckled windows and filled The Humble Bungalow with a radiant warmth that transported me from my funk to a place of joy and beauty.
Raw silk scarf in turquoise and sienna brown.
Black quilted Barbour vest.
Grey Segments Merino tee.
Gap Boyfriend jeans
(cozy and worn grey slippers perfect for schlepping around the Bungalow)
This Silk Road blend is divine so I brewed a pot and took my cup to the bedroom
and lay upon our duvet for some quiet meditation.
I indulged in a little reading on the bed in the sunshine...
the cats snuggled up and cozied beside me.
Still Life is the first book by Louise Penny.
It's a grand read and she has 4 more!
Here are some images of our Arts and Crafts Bungalow
bathed in sunshine.
can you see where the cat was snoozing?
it would be fun to saunter through the piazza
Our furniture is made up of years of collecting vintage arts and crafts era pieces.
Mr. HB and I love to sit and read beside the fireplace.
OOPS! "someone" needs to clean out the fireplace.
I feel rejuvinated!
"Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you."
~ Walt Whitman ~