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Sunday, 21 January 2018

It’s Pretty Dreary Outside, But Am I Downhearted ....

So then, I’m sitting here on the most dreary of January Sundays, here in heavenly Devon.  We have thick drizzle, the ground is pretty sodden by fairly continuous rain, and the mist is down across the fields. Anyway, how are you all  in your little corner of the world?  It’s strange to think that some of you will be reading this during your Summer and no doubt you have sunshine and blue skies!  Please send a little our way - we could certainly do with some bright skies to cheer us all up, here in England..

BUT, instead of feeling a bit ‘down’, I am doing my best to feel positive, and I have a scented candle lit with my favourite music playing in the background. I’m sure most of you know by now that I love uplifting quotations. I saw this one yesterday and it really seemed to speak to me. After all, these words ARE so true. At the end of the day, it’s all up to us, to try to make our own little piece of happiness. Before I hear some of you shouting at your screen, I know that this is much easier said than done, when sometimes life throws obstacles at us, and we wonder how on earth we are going to deal with them..  but I have finally - FINALLY - realised that it is how we all cope with those obstacles that is the important thing. Do we sit there complaining, thinking why on earth has this happened to us, or do we completely turn it around, and say why NOT us, and try to go forward thinking positively.  We have all of us had things happen that we would rather not happen - none of us is unique in that way, but it really is what we do from here on in that affects how we live  the rest of our lives. Anyway, here is the quotation I was telling you about!



I’ve noticed that I’ve gained quite a few new Followers to my Southhamsdarling Page on Facebook. Thank you all very much ❤️.  It is on that page that I post the links to my Blog Posts, so if you fancy having a peek, please do so!  

I managed to have a little walk on my favourite beach during this past week, in between the heavy rain showers, and I was able to take a few photos...









I really feel very blessed living in this little corner of heavenly Devon - what’s not to like?!  Anyway, I think I’ve rambled on for quite long enough. Thank you, as always, for taking the trouble to read this Post, and I’ll see you again soon ❤️

5 comments:

Glenda Manus said...

I agree, my friend. We can choose to let those obstacles take control of every aspect of our life or we can try to find ways to grow from them and use them to enrich our lives and others. I think of Helen Keller and what would have become of her if she had given in to her blindness and deafness and chosen to live in a dark, silent world.

Southhamsdarling said...

Thank you for leaving your comment, Glenda. It is true, isn’t it, that we have to try to move on from things - life really is so short. A wonderful example you have quoted in Helen Keller. Have a good weekend, twin 😊

Suzanne Prickett said...

I also agree...it really does matter how we handle the misgivings and the great things that come our way. I have to admit that I have had some sad and very trying times in the last few years, and it has been very hard standing up to it. And, it makes me very happy to get things accomplished around my home, and to make others happy. I do feel very strong for all of it, and I am grateful that I am here to stand up for the one that really needs guidance.

So much for that. I also listen to music daily, and dance along with it. That is something that always comes through for me, as I am sure for you. I hope to travel a little bit at some point-I have really enjoyed visiting with my family of late.

Your beach and ocean photos are so relaxing and they make me smile. It's almost as if the water and skies go on forever, Thisisme! No wonder you love that beautiful Devon so much. You are truly blessed. The rain should stop soon-and, I hope your ladies of the hen house are handling the wet days well enough! Have a wonderful week, dear friend. ♥

Southhamsdarling said...

Hi Suzanne. I’m afraid I’m losing the plot, as I felt sure that I had replied to you yesterday! Oh dear, I’m on the slippery slope! I’m glad you enjoy the beach and ocean pictures. My poor ladies of the hen house are all a bit bedraggled at the moment - poor little things. I’m sure they will be as happy as me to see Spring arrive! I know you enjoy your music as much as I do, and it will be good when we can both get outside and work in our gardens once again. I know that you have had a lot to cope with in the past few years, and that it must have been hard at times - but you are doing such a good job with that little one. I really do hope that 2018 will be a good year for you, my Texan friend. Hugs.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hello Diane , how did I miss this post . It is so unlike you to be down , must be the Winter months. I have had a hard time in the last 4/5 years but hopefully I am on the UP :-) ♥ Don't be downhearted , things will change for the better when Spring arrives. Take Care Anne xx