Thursday, 23 February 2006

Not gushing, just strangely content

Despite one of the more frustrating mornings at work I've had for quite some time, I'm still in my unseasonable good mood. I'm not entirely sure why, but hell, I like it. It just makes the days fair zip along. Whoo.

It feels as though the blinkers have come off and a great weight has been lifted from my shoulders. It's a great feeling I must say.

There are, of course, a myriad of minor irritations - hell, I'm not perfect (although I'm nearly there, modesty forbids me from saying more) - but they're deal-able-with. Usually with the liberal application of biting sarcasm. Which is always good.

And I'm just about to begin a 4 day weekend. Life is good.

Thursday, 16 February 2006

A Thursday Revelation

I've recently decided that I needed to start thinking positively a bit more and, as part of it, I resolved to find at least one positive thing in each day.

Today has proved an embarrassment of riches. Not only have I come to work, to a job that I mostly enjoy, but one that has provided me with enough money that I can splash out occasionally on my one real addiction: books. Not only that but I can get books for free, as a perk. But anyway, back to today. I wandered off in my lunch hour to Waterstones (the one on the corner of the Strand) and after spending my money, I walked out into brilliant sunshine. The sky was the most glorious shade of blue, fluffy clouds scudding along in the wind. And I looked up and noticed the view. Right across Trafalgar Square to the National Gallery, with the fountains sprinkling away merrily. It was at this moment that I realised just how much I have to be thankful for.

I have a job. I have my health. I have a flat that I bought. I have a family I love and cherish above everything else. And I have the most amazing and wonderful collection of friends. Friends who have supported me through some very difficult times, who have laughed with me, who have cried with me, who have bucked me up when I've needed it and for whom I would do all that and more. Wow.

Now that's a positive and a half. Gush mode: off.