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Day 290 - It'll cost ya!

In town with my daughter and taking the zig zag route trying to avoid the onslaught of street sellers and charity collectors.

In the beautiful sunshine was a guy waving a big white paper napkin around and shouting, ‘Big Tissue… Get your Big Tissue! Free Big Tissue… All it will cost you is a smile…’

His attitude and enthusiasm totally changed my day… I gave him his smile, and kept one for myself.

Big Tissue anyone?

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Day 43 - Sunny Saturday!

I’ve woken up to a beautiful, sunny Saturday morning. The world feels fresher, and a little bit cleaner somehow, after last nights rain. I have nothing on my ‘To Do’ list that I wouldn’t want to be ‘To Doing’ anyway. And my feet have that little bit of ache in them that suggests they enjoyed being danced last night.

The only thing that can make a Saturday start better than that is a purple squirrel!

Wishing you a beautiful, purple kind of day…

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Day 31 - Purple Beckons

‘The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.’ ~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie

‘Whatever you want in life, start today. Not tomorrow – today. Let it be a small beginning – a tiny beginning. Your happiness depends on starting today – every day.’ ~JLH

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Day 7 - Rejoice the Thorn Bush

‘We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses…’ ~Abraham Lincoln.

Some people appear to float through life as if they have their very own secret stash of sunshine, and they drizzle a little into their porridge each morning to fuel themselves with a mega-dose of positivity.

Whilst others leech every drop of sunshine from the day, nipping the buds from any burgeoning seeds of optimism before they have the chance to take hold.

Statistically it seems unlikely that the first group of people are blessed with a stress-free life and the second group endure excess strain because of it. But the object of focus is different. Our way of thinking about it is different.

‘It’s raining, I’m going to get horribly wet on my way to work’, is one way to react to a situation we are faced with on an almost daily basis it seems at the moment.
‘It’s raining, a chance to splash in puddles in my new wellies, on my way to work’, is another.

But are we predisposed to one mindset or another by virtue of birth and circumstance or can we train our brain with practice and reprogram our circuitry..?

I have no idea! But I’d like to think that the second option is the case. That with intent, it is possible to make a habit out of attempting to turn every negative into a positive, thereby inducing a naturally positive mental attitude where one didn’t previously exist.

In fact, it sounds like it has the potential for a fabulous ‘game’ to play with children and adults alike. I bet it beats ‘I Spy’ on long car journeys!

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