Post 212. Keep Smiling

Whew!  Yesterday was weird.  It was a glorious, mild, sunny day.  I was in the BEST mood!  I literally skipped out of my apartment.  Was still happy when I arrived atnewleaf the hospital for my day of volunteering.

And then, WHACK!!  One after another, every single person I encountered was cranky.  CRANKY.  Grumpy.  And rude.  Every single person.  Un-bloody-believeable!  I got snapped at.  Snarled at.  Had fingers pointed at me.  Waved under my nose.

“What do YOU want?”, I was asked.  “I have NO time for you”, I was told.  “Close the damn door, I’m cold!”.   And on it went.  Oh yes, this was just the beginning.  But there is light at the end of the tunnel.  Because I’ve turned over a new leaf.

No way I was going to allow those grumps to ruin my day.  To wipe the smile off my face.  No way. Continue reading

Day 121. Fresh Start

Even though I’m not really a morning person, I love dawn.  And I’m getting to see a lot of it, now that I’m writing and posting here so early every morning.  This is the view I see skylinedawnout of my living room window.  Or pretty damn close.

I didn’t take the photo.  I tried to shoot it today, with my cell phone camera, but it just wasn’t doing it justice.  Would have taken too long to get my camera, etc. etc., so I cheated.  And found one online.  Not important.  Not really germane to the overall story.  Just wanted to share what I see every day.

In person, the lights are all different colours.  So it’s like looking into the Royal jewel box.  Especially late at night, when the sky is so dark you can’t tell if it’s an inky blue or black.

Worth getting up early for, don’t you think?  Is it any wonder that I look forward to each, new day?

Something I’ve always done, actually.  Regardless of the view, to be honest.  I am, by nature, a glass half full kinda gal.  I love the idea of a new beginning.  A fresh Continue reading