Thursday 8 March 2018

Happy Thursday - Seeking Out the Reasons to be Cheerful

I love the ice fountain but am happy it is now about 10 degrees warmer and has running water again

It's been a funny old week. I've had moments of elation and others of almost despair. However nothing is massively wrong with me, so please don't worry but I think the news that one of my aunts is terminally ill is having a real impact on me. She is the most lovely woman and I only found her about twenty years ago and haven't even seen her that much but I just knew she was there and we spent a lovely couple of days together last year when she came to stay. I'm really hoping I can organise to get up to see her very soon. Whilst prayer is great, it isn't quite the same as seeing her in the flesh.

Anyway, this is supposed to be a cheery post, so I'm going for some quick-fire reasons to be cheerful:

1.   I love streaming TV. I know it may sound a naff reason but the US box sets do make me so cheerful. I'm particularity loving Netflix right now, we just started to watch Quantico. Everything sucks was an easy watch and I'm getting into Riverdale too.

2.   I've got some new paid work doing social media for the conference centre where I live. It's only short-term initially but it is something I used to do on a voluntary basis a couple of years back and I really enjoyed it, so I'm glad to get back to it and be rewarded for it too.

3.   I am so pleased that Spring is arriving. The snow was fun last week but I really love the fact my girls are able to go out and play in the courtyard with the other children after school. It will only be 2 or 3 months until we are down the lake swimming every afternoon after school!

4.  I Gave blood on Monday and this is always a reason for cheer as I find it super easy and it helps someone in need. I found out it was my 23rd donation, which on the one hand seems good but on the other I've been doing it since 1998, so it could have been a lot more!

5.   My husband and I took the girls out for lunch on Saturday. We had a voucher for a free pub burger and chips each, sot he whole meal cost us just over £15 including 2 courses for the girls and drinks. I do love a good bargain!

6.   We had an amazing guest speaker at church on Sunday. James Wooley from the International Justice Mission. He spoke about modern day slavery and injustice and I felt completely compelled to help in my local area. I'm attending a meeting next Monday evening to find out how I can get involved. As James spoke I was transported back to 2012 and my time in Ethiopia when I met Mulu a woman who had been rescued from being a sex worker. She had regained her dignity by working for an amazing non-profit called FashionABLE.

Come and Join In!

I'd love to read your Reasons to be Cheerful and it is as easy as 1, 2, 3 to join in -

1. Link up a post about something that is making you super happy/ grateful. It can be in this style or it can be anything you like - a recipe, a tutorial, a from the heart, a list - it's your blog, you choose

2. Add the #R2BC badge onto your post or blog so that people can easily find the linky and join in too if they fancy

3.  Share the love. This is the really important bit. Please don't just link and run, comment on at least a couple of posts and why not share with #R2BC too?

I'll stop by all linked up posts to comment and I'll share on twitter too

R2BC at Mummy from the Heart

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