Monday, September 12, 2011

Under the Weather

Blah. It feels as though the whole island has come down with a sneezy, sniffly, headachey cold. Note to future and hopefully wise self: Never say "I never get sick" because the next morning you're bound to wake up with a sore throat. 

As you can tell, I'm feeling a little under the weather today, and the fact that I feel like a basket of dirty laundry has given me leave to spend most of the day in Africa with Jules Verne. I have also consumed enough honeyed tea to drown a Democrat. 

All complaining aside, today I "happened" to watch this video by the ever-inspiring elmify:

Perfect timing. For a while there I was feeling pretty sorry for myself. So thanks to elmify, I did take that walk, and I did compile that list of things that make me happy. And once I started thinking of all the things I am thankful for, I couldn't seem to stop. Life isn't so bad, after all. God has given me so much - who am I to complain? He is the source of joy, of happiness, of peace.

For lack of a better place, I thought I'd post some of my favorite things here:

I smile just thinking about...

the sea
old-fashioned letter writing
the book of Psalms
early Sunday mornings and lazy Sunday afternoons
The Strawberry Pizza of Doom (with chocolate sauce)
dill-pickle trees
sea foam
the green flash
sailing ships
bonfires on the beach
Chopin's Nocturne in E Flat
geckos chirping on quiet evenings
learning how to really play the guitar
Jane Austen
remembering New England
Friday Friday Friday
the inevitability of pumpkin spice lattes
toe socks
dark dark chocolate
pens that work
black-and-white photography
a general lack of ceilings
playing Jacuzzi
cramped bookstores
long walks
rainy art-museum days
...and finally...
my people - the family and friends that keep me going

If you've been feeling a little bummed out, or even if you're not, make a list of some of the people, places, and things that make you happy. It brings a little bit of perspective to a cloudy day. Be sure to let me know when and where you post your list! DFTBA


  1. Hope you feel better - I think I might be coming down with something - hubby got cold from flight back from Conn/NYC...

    Speedy recovery-
    beachside cottage

  2. Hope you get better soon! It sure is the season of feeling under teh weather...hang in there and stay focused on the positive!


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