Pessimists amongst us, will try to tell you that today is the most depressing day of the year. Pinterest has already told me, and if you want to believe it, then please feel free. However if you believe that everything begins with a thought, then protect yourself from these negative thoughts, and try positive thinking instead.
Some time ago, there was a phase of “gratitude posts” on Facebook, and other social media platforms. It probably started one New Year as someone’s Resolution, and was quickly taken up by others. One of them involved putting a wee note in a jar every day of the year, so that at the end of the year you had 365 (hopefully) grateful notes to look back on. I will be totally honest here, I have not always been entirely grateful to my husband. I haven’t written notes to myself, to remind me of the things that he does for me, but I do take a lot of photographs, and every now and again I flick through the old albums on my laptop, and remind myself of where we have been in the 8 years that we have known each other.
So in an effort to cheer you up on a wintry Northern Hemisphere Monday morning, here are a few snaps to brighten your day