Every day is a beautiful day if you walk on the sunny side of the street

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Friday, 24 January 2014

How do you pick yourself up?

Bad Hair Day

I am usually an optimistic sort. Tough, that's me :) Everyone says how funny I am. Well not today; on all three counts! To be honest, I often feel pretty grim but can hide it well and get over myself pretty quickly.

Life this week has been so difficult with lots of hard knocks. I am so glad I have a good husband and family.

The usual things which pick me up - knitting,

Keep calm and cast on :)


Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

 gardening, even a good session of house cleaning are not doing the trick.

So I thought I would ask - how do you pick yourself up? I'd love to know.



  1. I just put one foot in front of the other- sometimes that is all you can do. Hope life will be a bit sweeter for you soon. Hugs, Angela

  2. I pray a lot. Then I just wait it out.
    Lynne, hope all will be calmer soon, and will be praying for you.

  3. I think I simply wait, telling myself that this NOW will not be forever and does not identify me. I know He is calling me back to His dear heart. Sleep. Rest. Keep warm. No shoulds.

  4. I'm sorry you're feeling low, Lynn. For me, prayer and time in God's word help. Also, because I'm a people person, being around others does a lot to lift my spirits. (((HUGS)))

  5. Nature helps me - sometimes just looking out the window helps (we live by a lot of trees), even on a stormy day the trees sway and dance. I love to go to the ocean - stormy or calm.

    Sometimes there is nothing that helps and I just have to plunge on through - and I try to tell myself - nothing is forever - it will change - it will - it will - it will

    Someone once told me that if you smile for 60 seconds - even if you are not happy and don't feel like it (and 60 seconds is a loooong time when you are holding a smile) that it will make you feel better. I've tried it - sometimes for 30 seconds - sometimes 60 and I must say - just the thought of me sitting here with a silly grin on my face for no reason, makes me start to giggle a little. Can't hurt to try it.

    And if you try it - while you are grinning - think of me - I'm over here making silly faces, trying to get you to laugh out loud - snicker snicker!

  6. As it is Chinese New Year this week and I have just found this blog I thought I would share some Feng shuii tips (although I'm no expert). Feng Shuii is all about how the energy flows through your home. Spider plants can bring your spirits down, especially if they are the type that hang down and represent pulling your mood down. Having things hanging on the back of doors is the same, and also blocks the energy flow through your home, as doors don't open fully or are heavier. This represents slowing down of good energy entering your house and a feeling of being 'stuck'.

    Sweeping the floors is supposed to be a good pick me up and sweeps out all the bad energy in the house - which may be why cleaning normally raises your spirits. (Sweeping on Chinese New Years day is bad luck though as it supposedly sweeps out the new years luck.) Clearing my desk normally makes me feel better. Also walking the dog, especially in the wind, blows all the cobwebs from my brain. Walking on a beach is the best though, it really leaves me feeling revitalised and enlightened.

    I also find eating chocolate is deceptive - you may feel better at first, but then a few hours later I feel even worse.

    Thinking of all the things I am grateful for helps me too. I am grateful for finding your post this morning and the lovely comments that have made me smile :)