It doesn't take much to make me happy. My glass is always half full, I'm always ready to have a laugh, and I love life.
But, to say it has seemed like a long winter is an understatement. A cold, grey, wet and snowy season which has sapped most of my inner reserves of optimism, and joie de vivre. Not being to go into the garden or out without freezing to death or being drenched makes me miserable.
There have been a few days where the sky has actually been blue...and these have stood out as beacons of hope, that the light of sun will shine again and that spring won't forget to visit.
Yesterday was one of those days. It wasn't exactly warm....but the sun shone, bathing everywhere in a glow of comforting sense of that a corner is being turned.
Even in the dullest days recently, it's been wonderful to see all the snowdrops....but in the sun yesterday they sparkled and put on a show....
To see the daffodils in bud at the top of the garden by the piggery was a thrill
And the pretty pink hellebores were a sight for sore eyes.....
Plants are like people....sun , warmth perk us all us all a treat.....yesterday showed the promise of the spring and summer to come.
And as I walked the hundred and fifty paces down to our village church with my darling daughter and her best friend to check exactly how many people could be seated in there for a very special wedding next year, we sang in the sunshine ( well I did...the others were laughing...) and my natural optimism bubbled up again.
Then as we came out of the church the sunshine beckoned.....and all was well with my world....
And you know what...the sun is shining again today.....so today's track has to be
" Lovely day" by Bill Withers. Like the sun, this track never fails to put me in a good mood.