things that are good

My emotions have been up and down like quicksilver the last few weeks. One of the most regular pieces of advice I get is to focus on the positive things. So here it is, in no particular order:


  • green shoots and spring flowers everywhere
  • friends who live close by
  • friends who don’t live close by, but are there for me anyway
  • a family that exasperates and sustains me in equal measures
  • sunshine
  • learning more about photography with the help of some really good books from the library and lots of experimentation
  • the daily expectation of the arrival of a new family member (I looked up the correct terminology and I believe it is a ‘first cousin once removed’ that I am waiting for – in plain language: my cousin is due to give birth any day now)
  • tea
  • meetings friends for coffee and discovering cool new places to have that coffee (there was this little place in Brick Lane…)
  • reading interesting books from the library (lots of reviews stored up for writing on a rainy day!)
  • listening to new music (with the input of friends and help of the great website 8tracks)
  • the chance to start fresh every day
  • even though some days are gloomy and dark, I still have new ideas all the time
  • my camera


About wordsurfer

writer, ex-teacher, human rights believer & fighter, traveller, adventure-seeker, freedom lover, global citizen. big on daydreams, less so on reality.

Posted on March 19, 2012, in day-to-day and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. totally agree. i would add a great tasty food and a good movie with extraordinary story, music anfd photography!

    Ah and i almost forgot, the smel of the rain in a hot day….

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