“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.” ~
The midweek word-prompt from GC’s and my site Weekly Prompts is Energetic.
Recently, GC and I discussed how our attitude to life, and going about our daily business is affected by our emotional well-being.
On Weekly Prompts, Gerry talks about energy levels and how maintaining physical health, and enthusiasm for living is often a matter of a positive attitude and not necessarily anything to do with the age on the birthday calendar.
When Cleo the oldest of our three dogs died, the remaining two appeared to mourn her. A week or two later we noticed that Milly, the next oldest, had not only taken on the role of Alpha female, she had also begun to act like an older dog, she no longer behaved like a boisterous young dog. Her attitude to life changed.
Almost six years ago, when my husband died, I became very aware of my own vulnerability. Convincing myself that death could be just around the corner for me too, I gave in to melancholy, and my attitude to life changed.
Just like Milly, I aged overnight. I developed aching joints and recurring backache. My previous enthusiasm for my job dwindled, and with the onset of the cold, and dark winter days, I wanted nothing more than to stay at home and shut out the world.
Gerry mentioned that the weather is often responsible for our attitude, and I agree with him. Two years ago, on a bright and sunny day in March, I came back from a walk and wrote a very cheerful article that included the words, “The spring sunshine brings out the best in us and we greet everyone we meet with a smile.” I was feeling very happy, my attitude to life had turned a corner and to prove my point I inserted a bright and cheerful song into my post, ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams. A month ago I used the same song again in a post about music.
During this past week, the U.K. temperatures have risen, and we have enjoyed a most delightful, mild and sunny few days, even up here in the north, such a difference from the -6°C from ten days ago.
The other day I took a screenshot of the weather forecast for my area.
Once again, the milder, brighter weather has affected my attitude and enthusiasm and my energy levels have been on a high. Long may it continue!
Editorial note: The UK uses the Celsius temperature scale, part of the metric system that is used by most countries in the world apart from the USA. The inclusion of the temperature conversion chart below is for the benefit of our American colleagues.
“If snow is made from water and water has no calories, how come snowmen are fat?” ~ Unknown.
(C) SueW nansfarm.net 2019 Word-prompt Energetic from Weekly Prompts.