Thursday, 25 April 2013

Playing at being Pollyanna #R2BC

Reasons to be Cheerful at Mummy from the Heart
 
Have you ever read the book Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter or seen the 1960 film starring Hayley Mills? I love Pollyanna, I really do and I'd recommend it to anyone. Let me share with you some great quotes straight from the book -

“Oh, yes; the game was to just find something about everything to be glad about—no matter what 'twas”

“Oh, yes," nodded Pollyanna, emphatically. He [her father] said he felt better right away, that first day he thought to count 'em. He said if God took the trouble to tell us eight hundred times [in the Bible] to be glad and rejoice, He must want us to do it - SOME.”

“... there is something about everything that you can be glad about, if you keep hunting long enough to find it.”

Today for me is a a Pollyanna day, sometimes I have to remind myself how blessed I am. Yes my life is good but I do not live in a permanent bubble of gratitude and positive spirit, sometimes it takes effort. Today is one of those days.  I'd happily come on here today and grumble, so I'll try and apply the 'glad game' to those grumbles and look for the bright side.

  1. I stood in the school playground and felt a little sad this morning when I realised in 2 months my children would no longer be a part of that school and JJ would never get the year 5 teacher he was hoping for. Of course I then thought to the excitement of this Friday and our visit to the new schools to check them out. Schools with super Ofstead reports, hundreds less children and a Christian ethos at the heart
  2. It must be a hormonal time of the month as I then walked back home to collect my car for work and I realised I would not get to walk this journey every day anymore and I found myself thinking about how much I love the blossom trees and the birds singing. I had to laugh and tell myself to get a life, I'm moving onto a 220 acre estate, I bet there will be some awesome walks.
  3. Tonight a lady arrived at the door and took away my wedding dress and it surprised me I felt sad about this, she obviously knew it was a big thing as she told me she would take great care of it which was heartening but the money will also be fab to use towards my new laptop.
Have you ever played the glad game? That kind of sunny disposition can have a massive effect on those around you.

I'm looking forward to seeing what you link up this week. I probably won't make it round to everyone I'm afraid as we are away looking at new schools but I'll make sure I get to everyone who leaves me a comment. If you are new to Reasons to be Cheerful, then welcome and head over HERE to read all about it. I hope you will join in with us.

Wishing you all a very blessed weekend, Mich x

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