Reasons To Be Cheerful: a Flower, a Loss and a Celebration.....
Thursday, April 30, 2015
The days are long, seasonal time-changes notwithstanding, and very, very busy as the count down continues to my teenager's state exams in June. I try to remind myself that these aren't important exams and they don't really count for anything; whilst also keeping these thoughts far, far away from my mouth lest I let them slip, giving him ideas that he really shouldn't have!
However, there's always time, if you make it so, to notice and enjoy........
A Camellia plant sits forlorn outside my front door, where it's been for the last few years. It's green leaves fading and their edges browning with each passing year as it keens ever outward, desperately stretching towards the sunshine it needs to grow into the beautiful flowering plant that it knows it can be.
It's far too heavy to move so it's staying put, but I did take pity and feed it some magic plant growing foodstuff at one stage. It never responded.
Then lo and behold a couple of days ago I noticed something very, very strange. Buds. Getting ready to flower. And look what finally popped out yesterday, just to brighten my day.....
If you look closer you can see some more buds ready to flower!
I'm very good at losing things, generally speaking, and usually things that I really could do without losing either. So it was great to recently discover that, between the ups and downs and the jigs and reels of life, I'd finally lost something I've been trying to lose for quite some time now.
A stubborn something that simply refused to ... well ... get lost!
Yep, you got it. Since December/January I've lost 10lbs of the most stubborn post-injury weight ever! I've still a bit to go yet but..... Go Me!
A birthday is a really good reason to be cheerful, but when they're no longer guaranteed they become ever more special, even if they can't be fully celebrated.
Today a special lady in my life defied all the medics in her life and celebrated another birthday!
This is no mean feat considering all she's been through.
So,Happy Birthday Mam - you are my biggest 'Reason to be Cheerful' xxx
This post is part of the 'Reasons to be Cheerful' linky hosted over at Ojo's World ......