However, it's always good to have a good start, so the first day of spring might be an opportunity to start afresh again! It is apparently the International Day of Happiness.......at a time when the news is still reporting people feeling miserable about their finances, and the isolation that many are experiencing, it can be a struggle to find happiness.
Well, you know me! Trying hard to find positive thoughts each day, and feeling gratitude, are my keys to happiness. There are always things I could do better, I know, and sometimes I get overwhelmed with stuff - but there are things to look forward to and I know that this season of busyness isn't going to last for ever, thank goodness!
Professor Brian Cox is on the tv this morning on the BBC's eclipse programme - and he seems to be permanently cheerful with his cheeky smile!
(image from telegraph.co.uk)
My joy got a knock yesterday when the annual Council Tax bill arrived, but I did know that it would arrive at some time this month! £127 a month this time, and that is with my single adult occupancy discount......so the two months of being able to make a little extra in savings are over. I've had a good week spending-wise in that I have hardly left the house, and so I haven't spent anything in the shops. I have bought two cinema tickets on line for the YFG and I go to see a film tomorrow afternoon as she was a bit disappointed that I didn't have much time to spend with her last weekend. It is her choice of film, so I am not sure how much I am going to enjoy that bit, but given that I shall be out with her, I'm sure it will be a good time - she is very good company :) My lack of shopping this week drove her to the cooker last night - there was no "food" [read "snacky stuff"] and so she made herself a carrot cake.
Anyway, I am going to watch the Eclipse on the tv now and then start work - doesn't seem to be any point trying to phone people this morning until it is over! Enjoy the first day of spring, and let's all try to be a little bit happier today - it's all about making connections with others, they say......