Sometimes tis the simplest of things that can make a man realise that life is for living and they can sometimes even bring a twitch of a smile to this grumpy Welshman's stern face. Take today for instance, I arose from my troubled slumber and sat on the edge of the bed with about as much get up and go as an Anaconda who has just eaten a particularly large Tapir and who had also consumed an extremely overweight Three Toed Sloth for desert! Although it was Brass Monkey temperature outside the sky was clear of cloud and the brightly shining sun was awfully tempting so I decided to brave the world outside and spend some time tidying our small back garden. Just small jobs such as replacing the knackered bird feeder, clearing the borders a tad, picking up 'dog daisies' and the like. Without even noticing that my lack of enthusiasm and my lethargic blanket had dissipated in the crisp, fresh air and I found myself at peace with my thoughts, untroubled by the past and its dark times for once.
The morning soon past and before I knew it my girl was home from work. Whilst she changed I rustled up a simple but very tasty mushroom omelette for lunch after which we headed out for a look around a local garden center where just being able to stroll around hand in hand (after a brew and some rather nice lemon n coconut cake) continued to add to my feeling of being at peace. The visit was made just about perfect when this little fellow sang his heart out less than a couple of feet from us as we wandered through temptation from the myriad of beautiful plants for sale....
I guess what I am trying to say in my usual rambling manner is to take pleasure in the simple things that the world has to offer is something that is often overlooked in this hectic life. But the simple things can be the difference between opening your mind to actually embracing and living your life, letting it bring a smile to the inside of yourself, or to closing yourself off from the world and letting the darkness consume you.
Til the next time, take care of yourselves,
John the awake.