I promised myself that I would write a blog a day. I also decided to look very carefully at what I do when I have nothing to write about - damn the prepositions - full speed ahead. Today was particularly difficult in that not only did I not have an idea, I didn't even have the desire to write. What do you do when all else fails - start pumping yourself up!!
I usually find something insane on the national holiday site, but I did that yesterday and the only "day" that sparked my interest was National Limerick Day, but then I wasn't in a mood to be funny. I did the usual pep talk to myself - Look you've just read the obits and you are not there - be thankful. It's a privilege to grow old - again be thankful. Try to put all the bad news in the media in perspective - this was really difficult, because there seems to be more bad news, than good these days.
Slowly, whatever those chemicals are in the brain that change your mood and make you see light at the end of the tunnel started to rise. I made tea. Going through familiar routines also helps. I was taking down a mug from the cupboard and thinking about the "National Holiday" site and wondering where all these often silly celebrations originated and then it occurred to me that someone, maybe the owners of the site, just made them up. Aha!!
So, maybe we need National Appreciate Your Coffee Mug Day!! I'll bet, hidden in cupboards all over the world, are some amazing mugs, coffee (or tea) mugs, that is. What do they say about the household that keeps them? How long have they been there? Are there favourites? I see a post coming together.
Please send me photos of your favourite mug or mugs, or even ones you don't particularly like. There is always a story. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post them - better still, I will celebrate them. They'll make my day!!
Have an amazing day!!