What inspires you? What makes you feel-good?
Our society embraces the TGIF catchphrase…well at least those who work full time do. On Monday, Friday seems a long way away, and then Sunday shows up way too soon. Most working people are doing what they do to make a living and really don’t enjoy their jobs – or they have horrible bosses (even more horrible than the movie). That’s the down side of working. People who enjoy what they do – even they look forward to Friday. Friday is just another word for Freedom…for a little while. Because the next day you get to let loose, wake up late, get together with friends you’re too busy or tired to see during the week, do housework or do nothing. Any way you look at it – Friday is the most popular day of the week.
So I’ve been thinking about what inspires us to make little changes. Those of us who get to experience four seasons should embrace the beauty of that. Summer is easy, we get lazy and don’t want to do very much (at least that’s how I feel) because it’s too too short. But then we have Fall and it gives us an opportunity to get a little more serious about making changes. We have to adapt to cooler temperature and begin to hibernate. Neighbours you see out and about during the summer seem to disappear. It can feel cold and unfriendly. But the things I now embrace about Fall may sound a little superficial but that’s okay. I like to change up my wardrobe, make comfort food which includes lots of soup, have dinner parties, visit a gallery, settle in earlier and watch something good on TV, read more, take a class, learn something new and work a bit harder on some personal matters. It’s mostly positive. Winter is winter focusing on holiday stuff…oh, and maybe a warmer getaway & Spring is great because you know Summer is around the corner and then there’s all the cleaning & stuff. What? It’s a good excuse to clean your place. Like the Chinese New Year. Out with the old, in with the new!
And around we go… I always loved Merry-go-rounds. And a dirty martini on the side!