Another good start to the day today. Hoorah! I’m feeling a little better – the sore throat is easing, the fever has gone down and I seem to be recovering well.
I played the gratitude game (see my post from yesterday,) as I went about getting ready for my morning again today. It’s actually a lot of fun and really puts me in a joyful, appreciative mood. I’m going to try to make it a regular part of my morning routine.
Feeling a little healthier also meant that I was able to tackle some jobs on my ever growing to-do-list. I sent a few emails – one to a customer who has asked me make an item for her wedding day. I’m so flattered that one of my handmade items will be part of her special day and I can’t wait to get started on it. I also took photos of the item I finished making yesterday, ready to list on my online shop this evening. I’m always happy when I feel like I’m being productive. I like to be a busy bee! 🙂
Due to this blasted throat infection, I’ve been stuck at home for the past week and cabin fever was really beginning to set in. So, after a nap this afternoon, my Mum took me (and the dogs) down to the beach for a little stroll. It felt so good to be out and about and to get some much needed fresh air.
We’ve had such stormy weather for the past few weeks that half the sand on the beach has been washed away. However, the vanishing sand had revealed lots of pretty rock pools, which aren’t normally visible.
Day 60, Reason 60: Today I was thrilled to be splashing through rock pools.
I was so pleased that I’d decided to wear my wellington boots, as this allowed me to wade out through the clear, still waters of the rock pools, peering into their depths inquisitively and splashing about with glee. I know I’m 33 and probably shouldn’t really take such delight in these childish activities, but I just can’t help myself. I think all these years of being ill and housebound, has given me a childlike joy and appreciation for the world. 🙂
305 days to go
305 reasons to feel glad/happy/joyful to find
£271.82 to raise for Save The Children
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