Happy Friday! #ThePositivityWave 48

Welcome to today’s Happy Friday! My remedy against feeling down is to make a list of all the good things in my life. It can be anything. Really, anything. The smallest gesture from a stranger can change your day, if you open your eyes. Now, I am a pessimistic and I need daily reminders to look for the bright side. Maybe you are too, or maybe the state of our world is weighing on you. In any case, here’s your shot at some happy things!

  • I often whine about my mom spending evenings in front of whatever is on TV without spending read Quality ScreenTime with me. This week though, we decided to renew our subscription to Netflix and found a hilarious French movie (Dépression et des potes, loosely translated as Depression and friends) Two hours of sweets, laughs, and nothing else!
  • Talking about movies… One of my classics was on! Lara Croft, Tomb Raider! It made me regret cutting my hair!!! But I loved reciting all the lines even though I’d not seen it in about two years. Also, younger Jonah and James Bond before he became James Bond!
  • Strawberries!!! I’m a strawberry fan so when I noticed a producer selling a full crate… I jumped on it!
  • Being sick has its ups, like Yûki not leaving my side. I love how she takes care of me. When I’m in a more normal state, it’s Iris taking all the room on the bed! I love watching them sleep next to me.
  • Getting my dog food delivery. I felt terribly bad about ordering as I don’t want to put anyone in danger, but it’s the only way for me to get the 14kg of kibble Yûki and Iris devour! It took 8 days but now they have enough for two months, so we’re safe!
  • Getting book mail. I cried a bit when my postie called me before getting to my neighborhood to let me know I had mail. I am always grateful to receive books, but during this difficult time, my heart was even more full of love.
  • Our walks are restricted but we are lucky to have the sun, some flowers, and wonderful little bottoms, haha!
  • I treated myself to a new shampoo and conditioner. I admit it, I am shallow and love my hair, but since I’m back from London, I haven’t been able to use my usual products. I found a website that lets me order my UK drugs. That’ll be my only non-essential buy for April. I can’t wait to spend an hour in the bathroom to take care of my brown gold, haha! (wish I could take care of my eyebrows!!!!!)
  • I found ONE decaf tea option when I went food hunting. ONE. Crazy expensive and only 20 bags of tea in the box, but I couldn’t resist because tea run in my veins!
  • Another little pleasure… Chocolate! This packet will last the entire month as I don’t eat much chocolate any more.
  • Reading Amelia Henley’s The Life We Almost Had… Wow.
  • The Totally Spies being on TV in the middle of the night when I can’t sleep!!! (Yes, lots of TV these days!)

What’s made YOU happy this week?
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  1. I hope you are keeping safe – it does sound like you are. It’s lovely to read a bit of positivey in quite crazy times. I have a wee little poodle who never leaves my side either when I don’t feel well. Look after yourself!

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  2. Books, Netflix, tea and chocolate will be featuring highly in lots of my happy waves over the next weeks.
    I’m also happy that I can spend lots of time crafting.
    Take care Meggy. Thanks for sharing your waves.
    Amanda xx

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  3. Glad you’re navigating your way through these strange and worrying times. As I work from home with my husband, staying in doesn’t feel so strange for us. I miss my bookish events (which I was starting to make a regular feature)but otherwise life hasn’t been too much different for me. I only go shopping once a week, but the joy has been finding tinned tomatoes back on the shelves (no such luck with rice, pasta or flour but I’m OK for those – so that’s another positive) Like many people we started looking at supporting local suppliers and I’m now getting my free range eggs delivered direct from the farm. We’ve decided (despite the expense) we’ll continue to do this once all the madness is over. Being able to have eggs delivered when they were nowhere to be found in the shops was a godsend and as many businesses will fold this is one way we can say thanks and make sure this little business stays afloat – they only sell eggs. I’ve been delighted to see more and more birds actually use our birdbath. The robin has overcome his reluctance and this week the nuthatch decided not only to have a drink, but a fully submerged splashy bath which was delightful. The squirrels now come in for a regular drink and between watching them all the birds using the feeder and at the bath, it cheers us up. Take care and stay well. This will pass xx

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely positive comment, Jill. Agoraphobia trained me in staying at home so this part of the situation is okay, but the grocery shopping is hell, and it is very difficult to find local producers in my area. It makes me miss my old countryside house and the garden!
      But as long as we are safe, it’s okay. xxx

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  4. Meggy, I didn’t realize you had been sick and had been exposed to the virus. I am glad it is getting better. It is hard to stay indoors so much, but luckily you have your darling furbabies to keep you company. I love the flower pic. I don’t have any flowers to look at yet, but almost. There is a lot of green though. Keep safe and take care.

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    1. 😘 I was lucky to only have a mild case of the virus. I am used to being indoors because of the agoraphobia, but I understand everyone finding it hard. It’s only temporary, and we will get through it. I don’t know what I’d do without my doggies! Stay safe! xxx

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      1. I am glad it was only mild. I don’t mind the staying indoors, although I like to go for an early morning or evening walk, but I miss seeing my grandchildren and having them here to do things with. I know we will get through this and thank goodness for technology.

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  5. I loved this so much. It’s crucial to think about the good things—especially now! I am thankful for the strong support system that I have—even though I can’t see most of them in-person right now. Thanks for the happy post!

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