I can spend a whole day peacefully with no radio, tv etc. A whole day with just the call of the birds for company.
Some of my friends say that they need the background noise of the radio or tv - I just need peaceful quietness.
Reasons to be cheerful number two...
Making a roast chicken dinner midweek and seeing their eyes light up around the table.
(Actually, my lot are like the Bisto kids their eyes light up , noses lift to the air and they sigh no matter what is on their dinner plates.)
Reasons to be cheerful number three...
Turning corners on a walk and seeing flowers, lots of flowers; many placed there and nurtured by Mother Nature. How I try to conquer, manage and maintain my own garden yet in the wild it is all done so much better :)
Fowers have a mysterious and subtle influence upon the feelings,
not unlike some strains of music.
They relax the tenseness of the mind.
Henry Ward Beecher.