Every day may not be good, but there is some good in every day.
I try and remember this when I feel like I'm not having a great day.
Taking a step back from the situation you find yourself in and thinking 'ok this part of the day isn't the best but what good things have already happened' is something I attempt to do when I find myself thinking what a rubbish day I'm having.
Although I don't to it every single day, I do try really hard to keep to the habit of writing down one thing that day I am grateful for.
Yesterday was World Gratitude day.
There are so many things I am grateful for in my life.
Friends for starters.
People with whom I am still friends after being at school with them over 30 years ago.
Friends in blogland which is why I wore Kezzie's brooch on my lapel to remind me of all I met through the wonders of the web.
Friends at work.
I took a box of shortbread into work with me and explained that not only was I grateful there that was something as delicious as shortbread in the world, I was also grateful I could share it with some lovely work colleagues.
My boss has been so supportive when I have needed a bit of time off here and there with S that I bought her a separate pressie as she hasn't much of a sweet tooth.
She eats breakfast at work and most day this consists of some kind of yogurt, so I bought her a big tub of this gourmet raspberry which she said was very scrummy indeed.
Another little brooch was worn today for Ice Cream Cone day.
Last night I baked these cakes in a cone and then popped them in a tin overnight then they would be ready for me to finish off this evening.
Now the point of them being in a cone is that the buttercream icing should look like a Mr Whippy ice cream but as you can see that part was a massive fail.
I set to this evening and then found I didn't have as much icing sugar as I thought I did and so I decided to just go with half the amount quoted in the recipe. But I mis-calculated the other ingredients and it ended up as runny icing instead.
Blame it on being impatient to finish them, a bit tired after a tiring working week and just a general lack of concentration.
Never mind, the point is I tried and I'm sure they'll taste just fine.