Friday, January 11, 2013

How to be happy


I wasn't very happy this morning. As you know I've been feeling proper sorry for myself this week with a long-lasting sore throat. Well, I had to go to work this morning and, to make it worse, I had to be there for 8 am to receive the bedding for the night shelter tonight. (The night shelter provides accommodation for rough sleepers in the coldest months of the year. Seven churches take it in turns to open one night a week and the beds and bedding are passed from church to church.)

Because I've been tired and sleeping late I was anxious about being able to wake up early with the result that I woke every hour from about 3 am. So it was a pretty grumpy Lizzie that finally arrived in work this morning in time to receive the bedding. Not much to be happy about so far. (Except the obvious things like having a warm safe bed to have to get out of.)

The sun was already up - I wasn't that early - but as it continued to rise it shone in through my office window. I glanced around at the source of the light and it was heavenly. A glorious creamy-white light with just a hint of pinks intermingling, surrounding the blinding molten white ball.

I didn't have my camera so you'll have to make do with an old photo of an early morning sun to get an idea of what made me happy today.
How to be happy is a new meme started by Jay at the Depp Effect


Jay at The Depp Effect said...

Aaah, that's a perfect 'How to be HAPPY!' post, Liz! It's the little things like a glimpse of a view like that which can eradicate - or at least make bearable - a day which just hasn't gone well. So glad it appeared, to cheer you up!

Thank you so much for taking part. :)

I'm like you. If I have to wake up on the alarm, I wake frequently during the night, because I'm anxious about it. And I lie awake sleepless thinking about how much sleeping time I'm wasting. *Sigh*

CherryPie said...

I sounds like you were provided with the perfect morning to cheer you up.

Carolina said...

This is a wonderful How to be HAPPY post. Not only do you provide a shelter for people who need it, but you've also thoroughly enjoyed a bit of sunshine.
I hope you'll feel better/healthier soon.


What Remains Now said...

What a lovely picture. Sunshine is a spirit-lifter. I'd never really thought about how much. Thank you for the book recommendation. Dash looks like a book I would enjoy. I added it to my "Wish List."

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

A lovely picture and tale.

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