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December 3, 2017 - 3 Good Things

It has been a crazy few weeks at work.  I'm often feeling that it would be great if we had more time for the work we do.  There isn't a day that goes by that I wish I could have 5 things on my to-do list rather than 10.  Weekends are definitely something I crave, usually starting on Sunday nights! We've had some lovely weekends in November, and my first good thing is the picture of the beach on a Sunday morning walk with Addie.  Isn't this beautiful?  This is a fenced in part of the beach where dogs can swim, and even in the cold of November mornings, there is usually one or two crazy labs plunging into the icy waters of Juan de Fuca Straight to get that ball.  

I love seeing the lights go up around the neighbourhood at Christmas.  Sometimes after dinner I will walk the dog, and as I am a winter person, I actually enjoy it more than walks in the daytime.  It's quiet and cold, and it feels so good to venture out on our own guided by the lights of street lamps. Outside displays of lights spill out into the darkness, and inside I can see staircases entwined with lights and greenery, and trees already shining with white lights and ornaments.  Even during the weeknights, someone will have a fire going, and woodsmoke permeates the night air.  Who cannot love the sleepiness of winter nights.  And this is my second good thing - the stillness of a walk on a winter night.

My second good thing

My third good thing is finding words that resonate.  I've been trying to figure out my new squarespace site, and how to incorporate some design elements that I feel would compliment the content.  It's been a bit slow because I have used a template and it is not always easy changing this.  I've given some thought as to whether I should continue with my blog.  At times, I feel it is self-indulgent, and I feel guilty.  But frankly, I think focusing on doing something positive is better than doing nothing because of guilt.  Whether anxiety and stress is from work or because your personality is wired that way, they can lead a person to give up on choosing positive over lassitude.  The negative self-talk can become the loudest voice.  So today, I was on twitter, and I've started to follow Jules Bannister.  She had liked a tweet from Travelogy@lanatravel2:

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.  The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."  - Thomas Edison

I thought this quote put things in perspective, and seemed a timely message for me that I'm going to heed for now.  


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