However, on an emotional level I find it hard to appreciate all of this. After a bout of depression following my divorce, I am constantly aware of my negative thoughts. It is almost as though defending myself against depression is removing the joy from my life. Don't get me wrong - I have a good time. I laugh a lot. But it doesn't always seem to percolate to my core, if you see what I mean.
So, I am going to try to blog most days (not setting myself up to fail - I might not make it every day...) about things which have made me happy, or for which I should be thankful. I have a feeling that most days have at least one of these. Some posts may be a little underwhelming, but that's how it goes with life.
I will post photos of happy times, too, but not in this post. I have been thinking about starting this blog for a week or so, so I am going to list some of my 'reasons to be cheerful' recently:
- walking on the Otter Trail while my daughter was at zumba - beautiful sunshine, shady path
- Mexican takeaway in the sun on my balcony
- sun on my balcony in general!
- visiting my niece and her partner at their campsite and looking at the sea while eating a picnic