I have not been feeling happy. So to knock the blues on the head I have decided to try the old fashioned approach and twist my head the other way.
An excellent cup of coffee, not filter, not instant, real expresso.
A day at the beach. Any beach, even it is cold, windy and the waves are cross. But even better if it hot and empty.
Slowing waking up and realizing there is a soft princess in bed curled up beside me.
A breakfast buffet in a 5 star hotel.
Seeing a daughter looking beautiful and excited as she heads out to a party
Eating outside, al fresco
A good book and nothing else to do than read it.
Fresh, unopened juicy magazine filled to the brim with pictures, articles, stories. Think New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Oprah.
A snow day , everything closed, a guilt free day at home.
Bottle of chilled white wine, good friend, no work tomorrow.
Dark cinema, film that envelops, comfortable chairs, popcorn and M&Ms.
Sushi with my sisterhood
Taking a fantastic photo.
The smell of puppy paws, crushed digestives and milk.
A class of kids that looks up at you, in silence, and you know that they are all there and they get it.
Seeing your kids smile and laugh in the company of really good friends.
Having a good friend where you can invite yourself over for tea and stay for dinner.
Getting 3 facebook messages from ex students on the day that Salinger died to say they were thinking of me.
A sunday with no rain.
Dancing to a little Bob.