Today didn’t really have much going for it!
Thunder, lightning and huge rainstorms kept me awake all night and the same weather has persisted throughout the day. Yuck!
Grey skies, torrential rain and only 2 hours sleep had really put a damper on my usual happy vibes. So, when my Mum suggested we take the dogs out for a quick walk during a break in the storm this afternoon, I very nearly declined. But, I knew I needed to do something to help shift my mood and so I reluctantly dragged myself from the sofa.
Pulling on my purple wellies, I suddenly thought of Peppa Pig – a children’s TV programme that my niece and nephew like to watch. The only episode I have ever seen is the one where Peppa and her little brother, George, have great fun jumping in muddy puddles. Feeling inspired by a cartoon pig (as you do,) I knew this was exactly what I needed to do to put a smile back on my face.
So, off we went…
The first few puddles I reached were only small, but I half heartedly splashed through them. Then, I found a massive puddle and decided to go for it and jumped right in. It was a little deeper than I expected, but that only made splashing through it all the more fun. As, we walked, I continued to jump in all the puddles along our route, acting like a 4 year old, instead of a 34 year old.
But, you know what? It worked! I began to feel lighter and happier with each puddle I jumped in and to top it all off, the sun even made a short appearance.
Oh and I saved the life of a snail, who was slowly drowning in the middle of a HUGE puddle! Karma points for the day sorted! 😉
Day 274, Reason 274: Today I am very grateful to find happiness in acting like a big kid and jumping in muddy puddles!
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