The start of Spring is my favourite time of year. It’s easy to see lots to be thankful for in nature during March and April. We’ve been lucky in the North East that this year it’s come coupled with sunshine.
February passed in the flash of an eye. It left behind lots of happy memories and reasons to be cheerful.
January is a hard month. Coming straight after the fun and frolics of Christmas, it’s dark and cold. And oh so long. This year with despots and appeasers in power January seemed at its darkest, and there’s no sign the lights will be switched back on anytime soon. It seems therefore even more important to take note of the small, everyday things that keep us going.
The start of the new academic year and new hockey season is upon us. I’m trying to not let the sudden shift in the pace of life overwhelm me.
To do this, I’m remembering the things that I’ve been grateful for over the last few weeks:
Let’s pause. Take stock. Appreciate the small things.
Over the past few weeks these are the things that have been bringing joy to my life:
- matching my socks to my shirt
- dancing (yes, this one surprised me too)
- being sent poems about eggs
- rediscovering the joy of playing pool (even with the mild disappointment that it’s only luck, not skill, that gets you anywhere)
This post is part of my attempt to recognise the joy of simple pleasures. Inspired by Schmutzie.