... wear your happy shoes.
And even more reason to wear them if you're not totally cheery. Fake it until you make it :)
I do believe part of my feeling flat has been hormonal (judging by the smug look on my husband's face when I mentioned this, someone else believes this too!) It's also the time of year, rightly called 'silly season' - as I realize the big day is less than 4 weeks, panic begins to set in. Then it's New Year which for unknown reasons fills me with dread - this year, however, I am relishing the end of 2015 and the start of 2016 as this has been my own personal 'annus horribilis'. Blimey this is starting to sound really maudlin, it will improve I promise!
Today has been a good day overall. My lovely HB came with me today to my little job running a crafty 'social inclusion' group (hate that term but nothing else describes it properly so we will have to stick with it). She was my extra pair of hands lifting heavy bags of crafts and setting up tables. We made angels - unadulterated Christmas fun today! When we finished, she looked at my very smiley face and said "you'd like to do this full-time wouldn't you mum" and I just grinned even more stupidly in reply because it's true. I love my work as a mental health support worker, but it doesn't speak to my soul if you know what I mean. Maybe 2016 is to be my year for pursuing dreams of artistic business endeavours. It would be really great to stop procrastinating and just get on with it, and it would be a really cool way to honour dad because he wanted to see me accomplish my dream. Better stop talking about it and get doing ('she's all mouth and no trousers').
Whilst I'm rambling on I can show you why I love red shoes so much - this picture shows I started wearing them at a very early age. You will have to take my word for it that they are red! (I will have to find the colour version of this pic and you'll have to believe me!) You can see that I hadn't quite grasped the 'happy shoes' concept though! Do you have special items that make you happy?