Today is a terribly dreary day. An ever so slight foggy drizzle makes it look gloomy and sad. Melancholy is out to get me, and I’m not about to let that happen.
On a day like this I want to think positive thoughts and do things to try and make my world look a little shinier and brighter.
I went for a walk with the Big Guy and tried to capture some of that gloominess.
I discovered it actually looks pretty. It helped.
Music. I need music to lighten my spirit. It took three CD’s before I found the right one but Sweet Caroline and the warm voice of Neil Diamond seems to do the trick.
Even when the next son is Song Song Blue … And Cracklin’ Rosie made me hum along and sing out loud. Before I knew it I found myself clapping my hands!
Light. I lit some candles. Flickering flames and sweet aromas of scented candles to chase a way the darkness.
Emptying and cleaning a drawer always makes me feel a happier person because I always tend to find some forgotten things and the memories that go with it.
I’m going to make myself a nice cup of Lapsang Souchong and enjoy it’s smoky flavor.
… Bake a bread - I want something sweet with lots of cinnamon in it and smell the aromas spreading through the house, mingling with the perfume of the candles.
Hmmm, yes, good plan!
… Go out and buy a birthday card for my niece. Take the empty bottles to the glass container. Smashing the bottles into the container can be very therapeutic!
… Buy a magazine while I’m out anyway and snuggle up on the couch with it afterwards.
All of a sudden the day does not feel so somber anymore.