When I was young I watched Pollyanna - can't remember the exact storyline, I think she broke her leg or some such, but she played the 'glad game' - another way of counting blessings - to cheer herself up.
Over the years we have joked about playing the glad game in the family at times, particularly because we have had some very difficult losses to deal with, but we have also realised the benefits of it. I am in need of it at the moment as I am experiencing a distressing delay in getting back to work due to a **** bureaucratic delay in completing necessary paperwork. So whilst I am trying not to panic about finances, and I am struggling with a growing sense of daytime isolation and lack of purpose ... here is a my glad list:
Time to see my new GS and family weekly - will change to every 3 / 4 weeks once back in work
Saving on decent perfume - why bother with no-one to appreciate it?
Saving on petrol
Time to cook thrifty, but yummy dinners
Time to pootle - which I won't get back again for ages once I get a .n.other permanent teaching job
Ah, if only life could be balanced in the future and I could earn enough AND be the person /I would like to be - that will have to wait another decade methinks ...
If you are in need of the glad game, what might lift your spirits today?
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