Friday, 24 June 2011

Affirmations of Happiness??

I know a lot of people who like quotes about happiness. Like, the fact that life is short so live it to the fullest and all that jazz. But I wonder if these people are seeking happiness rather than living in it? Are they on the brink of such despair they need reminding that life is wonderful? On a similar note, I was reading 'Yours' magazine at work today (no-one will admit to bringing it in...) and there's all this stuff about being fabulous at 50, 60, 70+. What ever gives people the idea they're not fabulous in the first place? Am I lucky to be confident in myself? Do I do anything special? Have I led a charmed life? Hardly. My thoughts on this are quite straight forward. If I want or like something, I go do/get it. Of course, there are financial constraints to this!! I live in a very clear, black and white world. I don't create drama, or seek to cause upset to others. I treat all I meet with respect in the hopes they'll do the same to me. I am fortunate in some respects that I have a job I enjoy, with work colleagues that I get along with. I live in a lovely part of the world. But, I moved here without hesitation when the opportunity arose, without the security of having a job to come to, without knowing anybody or my way around (with my partner I hasten to add!) because I'm not afraid. I'm not afraid to do things and maybe that's why I don't need little messages to keep me happy. I think I'm wandering off my point, if I even had one?

I have people who I look up to and aspire to be like, our ladies captain at club for example. She's travelled the world, for pleasure and inspiration. She's off on trips all the time and she's a damn good fell runner.

I guess I can sum it up like this:- I don't read diet tips 'cos I'm skinny. I do read exercise/motivational tips 'cos I'm lazy!

Sunday, 19 June 2011

A Step Out of Lethargy

We've all been so very lethargic after the long walk, even the dog. I've tried to be motivated, really I have, but not a lot has occurred in the days since we came back. Today however, is the first day back at work. As much as I'd rather go back to bed, I need a kick up the arse. And it's back to club tonight having missed 4 sessions, so that'll get me gee-d up, I hope.
Don't think the dog wants to be disturbed, which is a good thing as I don't really have time to walk her now, naughty.
 Cool shield bug seen near Asenby.

Oak galls.

The First Step...

... is apparently setting this thing up!
Heaven knows I spend enough time in t'internet, why not waste a bit more?!
Haven't thought much about what I'm going to say, but no doubt I'll think of something...