Following is my monthly wrap up of things that made me smile during the month. Earlier in the year I made a commitment to myself to make a concerted effort to think about the great and positive things in my life, and in particular, those things that make me smile. These days, most of the things that make me smile are the simple, every day things that many would consider to be unremarkable. No longer do I need big things or big events in my life, to make me happy.
For my birthday in January, I received a seasonal pass to the swimming pool that I trained in last year. I hadn’t been swimming for a while, due to issues of time, but had been thinking of getting back in the pool as it would help with my knee rehab. I managed to get to the pool twice each week in February and loved being back in the water. I’m not able to swim until my knee is a bit stronger, but walking in the water, along with a bit of deep water running has been really beneficial for my knee.
The You Project
My February highlight was definitely The You Project Congerence that I attended. This was an all day event with very inspirational guest speakers. You can read about it here: You Project Conference
Photo a day Challenge
During February, I’ve been participating in a photo challenge on Instagram. I always love a photo challenge. Following are two of my favourite photos.
The photo for the prompt In My Cup, shows the Twinings Sleep tea that I’ve recently discovered. The ingredients of this herbal tea are camomile, orange blossom and just a hint of honey. I don’t have it every night, but when I do drink it, I find that it helps me get to sleep more quickly. The downside is drinking tea at night causes me to wake in the middle of the night, for a bathroom visit. The challenge then is to get back to sleep quickly, which rarely happens. But generally, my sleep patterns have been better since I found this tea.
Finally, we had rain! There were a couple of rare heavy downpours during Feb, which means the garden is looking much more healthy than it usually looks at the end of summer. The rain has had me smiling and feeling that I have my gardening mojo back. My love of gardening had taken a bit of a sabbatical as it was just all too hard due to the drought. Now I’m looking forward to a busy, happy, smiley time in the garden during autumn.
An Abundance of Passionfruit
The best passion fruit vine has loved the rain and has produced a huge amount of fruit. For a special treat I made an Eton Mess with passion fruit being the main ingredient. It was amazing!
What was the highlight of February for you? I’d love to hear about it and promise to reply to all comments.
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