Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Frocktober - day twelve
This is another of The Divine Ms N's dresses, isn't the colour gorgeous? I however need to remember to take the photo earlier in the day when the shadows aren't quite so unflattering.
I was writing a catch up email to a friend who lives far, far away today. She has just had an impossibly gorgeous baby and was saying how even in her highly sleep deprived state she is incredibly happy. It led me to muse on how if you are happy it is so much easier to cope with stresses. I'm generally a happy person, but I've had down times and I've noticed that there are things that don't rate a mention when you are happy which become a big deal if you are down.
That realisation has made me really try to focus on the important things in life. If little details change or don't go my way, I try to go with the flow and enjoy whatever the outcome is. Stuck in traffic - enjoy the extra time listening to the radio or just being zen. Group picks a restaurant I don't like - find something on the menu and focus on the company. Shoes not in my size - consider it a savings plan. There is enough to worry about that really is important without clogging my head and dragging down my mood on the small things.
I think this has made me happier and more relaxed. All part of the pollyanna syndrome I guess!