With the South West basking in glorious sunshine for most of this week, I've kept myself busy pottering in the garden.
Whilst I've been tending to the garden, Ive been enjoying tunes from this guy - Donovan Frankenreiter.
I'm so looking forward to seeing him perform live for my big 4-0 birthday celebrations in June.
This guys philosophy on life really inspires me - he is a happy person and is the first to admit it.
“I’ve talked to people who’ve asked ‘why don’t you write more depressing songs? Sure, I have bad days like anyone else, but mostly, I feel lucky. When I pick up a guitar, I feel good. It makes me want to open a bottle of wine and have a party, and that’s what I’d like people to feel when they listen to my music.”
His music makes me feel happy - its true that we all have bad days - but whats the point in festering and wallowing in doom and gloom?
Personal life experiences have taught me that life is far to short to surround yourself in negativity - life is for living and enjoying.
Even the bad days can be good if you look for that silver lining - being positive in life surely can't be a bad thing - or is it???
I don't know whether its because I have a child with special needs, that I view the world differently??
The smallest of achievements that J makes are huge steps for us as a family - simple everyday things, which are taken for granted by many, are celebrated by us.
Learning to tie shoe laces has taken us an age to teach J - but he learnt to tie his laces properly yesterday - and he is 12 - so a huge TOOT TOOT is in order for my boy!
With the garden now looking a lot more colourful, I settled myself down to a lil crafting session, as its my Mom's birthday next week I needed to dig out my cardmaking box! I haven't made any cards in such a long time, but I really enjoyed the quick "fix" it gave me.
Card completed meant I had time for some scrapping too!