Reasons to be cheerful number one...
I didn't watch much. Now I watch even less.
I have just added up that I watch maybe 1 hour per day - that includes the half an hour news bulletin so I don't think that is too bad????
I used to watch so much more.
I do not watch any soaps and haven't for years.
I feel so much better not watching soaps. Soaps stress me out!
Reasons to be cheerful number two...
Everywhere I go I seem to see people collecting stuff. Even on blogs people are buying stuff. They call it thrifting or building a stash. But it's just stuff. I seem to have got rid of stuff. It wasn't a conscious decision. But I just got rid of stuff that I wasn't using regularly or that didn't make me feel very happy when I saw it.
Stuff made me feel heavy; books, ornaments, cushions, fabric, craft items, "just in case I might need it", "but it could be useful" stuff . Stuff that I had not used in years and was unlikely to use. Stuff that had to go. So now the rooms are emptier and I feel like I can breathe more freely.
I have kept stuff that I like and might use. And now I can actually see it, enjoy it and might actually get round to using it!!
And that must surely be a reason to be cheerful.
Reasons to be cheerful number three...
I got through the day, thank you Lord, I got through the day. I did not punch anyone's light out, much as I felt like it. I kept my dignity, acted like a lady and got through the day. THANK YOU LORD!
Less is more.