In the normal course of everyday life,
there can be times when we may feel discouraged, disappointed or saddened.
We often have our mind set on something in particular which falls through,
making us feel let-down.
Allowing the difficult moment to pass,
and creating the necessary space or distance between our emotional response
to an actual situation, allows us to dedramatize things as we see them in the moment.
In other words, letting the negative feelings fall way when things don't go as we'd hoped.
From that moment on, we're able to reconstruct a situation
without labelling it as good or bad.
Turn the page, rewrite the story, create something new and
accept what has happened, or in some cases, what has not happened.
This is all about looking on the bright side of things and adapting to new situations as they arise.
When I look at life, which is a mixture of light and shadows,
I can see that the shadows help us better see the light.
"The darker the night, the brighter the stars"
February is here with longer days and more light.
The florists are selling little pots of spring bulbs which bring joy into any home.
This last little narcissus flower smiled at me bringing me sunshine into my day.
Bunches of tulips are available in beautiful warm shades
just waiting to fill my prettiest vase.
and it's a joy to capture their lovely lines with my macro lens.
These days, I'm watching four hyacinth bulbs develop in a little box.
I love these buds getting ready to unfold.
So happy soaking up the sunlight in front of the window
and opening a little more each day
bringing colour and happiness into my life.
Besides photography, crochet always puts me in a marvellous mood.
Joyful colours, the act of creating something new,
sometimes to make gifts, sometimes to decorate my little home.
I made this colourful heart-shaped wreath a couple of years ago.
Right now it's bringing cheerfulness to all who pass and also for me
every time I come home!
So if you're feeling just a little glum today,
for whatever reason,
just stand back from it all
breathe slowly and deeply
and create a new situation for yourself.
It works every time!
This time last year, it was snowing.