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Cheer Yourself Up - 10 Things That Made Me Smile

Updated on May 6, 2012

While I was riding my trike (I've progressed from the bike!) to feed the horses this morning I was feeling grumpy because of the damp, miserable weather. Part of my journey involves a couple of miles through the countryside and a pretty village, so I gave me a talking to and set myself the task of finding ten things that could make me smile before I reached my destination.

Here they are:

1. Mares & foals in a field.

2. Exchanging a greeting with a friend in the village.

3. A pretty jay flying across my path.

4. A moorhen sitting on a log by a ditch.

5. Cows and calves sheltering under some trees.

6. A swan sitting on her nest on a bank.

7. Ducks swimming in the ditch.

8. Early wild flowers growing in the churchyard.

9. Rabbits nibbling the grass.

10. Lambs playing in the fields.

All simple things that I see and experience most days but take for granted. Today they made me realise how lucky I am and I just wanted to share the thought with you. So, if you start the day feeling a bit low, try and think of ten things that please you. Perhaps you are not as lucky as I am to live in the countryside but if you look, I'm sure you to will find simple things to make you smile and feel a bit better, perhaps your friends, family, favourite food - it worked for me! Have a lovely day.


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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      brackenb, these are the sweetest ten things to make anyone happy in this world! Thank you for sharing. I now live in the countryside, but your countryside sounds heavenly. We do just have to open our eyes to see the beauty around us. Voted Up, awesome and beautiful. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      brackenb 5 years ago

      Thank you for your kind comment.

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      That's why I count my blessings every day that I grab my camera and see nature at its highest form. I like the way you think, because life really isn't as hard as it seems, after all.

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      brackenb 5 years ago

      How true - we must make the most of what we have.

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      huyenchi 5 years ago from London - Hanoi

      Thank you for sharing, how true, having ability to see beauty in little things in life, one would feel happier. I wish, I would not loose this as time go by

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      brackenb 5 years ago

      Thank you - it's easy to take things for granted, especially when they're things we see all the time. I was glad I took the time to look around me again.

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