To quote my partner Gerry,“The contagious nature of optimism lifts the spirits, excites the soul and has a long-lasting, positive effect on one’s mind and body.”
I completely agree with his statement, in fact, when we first began Weekly Prompts, I was full of enthusiasm and optimism, but Gerry was ready to lay down and die, and all due to the abrupt demise of WP Daily prompts! Fortunately, my optimism rubbed off on him, and here we are, six months later and it’s our first anniversary of Weekly Prompts! (I have anniversaries for everything!)
This week, however, has been one of those weeks where I’ve not been at my best – under the weather, under par and under-optimistic.
It’s rare I feel this way, but when I do, everyone close to me is aware. My smile disappears; my enthusiasm and zest for life fade and this week I even asked, “What is the point of me?” (Gerry, I apologise). Happily, my low state of mind was simply temporary, and it very soon disappeared.
This morning, the weather was poor, heavy rain, thick cloud and foggy patches. I looked out of the kitchen window and watched the cows grazing, quite unperturbed by the falling rain. Joining them were a number of ducks and pheasants. Feeling my old pecker returning, I picked up my phone, and from the doorway, I zoomed in and took a couple of photos.
Feeling optimistic I uploaded one of the pictures to the BBC Television Weather Watchers site, and what do you know, it was shown on the lunchtime news, the second of mine in as many weeks!
Editorial Note: Keeping your pecker up – An English expression meaning Keep your chin up, remain cheerful.
© SueW-nansfarm.net 2018. Word-Prompt Optimism from Weekly Prompts