Saturday, January 8

Reasons to be cheerful - 1, 2, 3!

Visiting Chrystal Jigsaw's blog today I saw that she had joined in with a fun project, so I have decided to give it a go. I have always tried to keep my blog positive and to spend time finding reasons to be cheerful sounds a good way to spend a few minutes on a Saturday afternoon, as when we read others reasons it can only make the day a better one, or at least one to spend time being cheerful and therfore grateful.

There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament.

Henry Van Dyke


1. The sun is shining today! This makes me very cheerful and indeed shortly I will taking my German Shepherd Freida for a walk up the village. Whenever I go for a walk the surroundings lift my spirits as I never fail to enjoy the wonders of the village surroundings North Yorkshire has to be one of the most lovely parts of England. Having said that, it has been one of the worst hit by the recent snow so to see the blue sky and sunshine, and Dan the horse next door enjoying it too could only put a smile on my face.



2. Tonight we are having another family get together, hosted by the other Mrs Nesbitt in my life, my lovely mother in law. The anticipation of such a gathering makes me very cheerful as we always have great fun. My MIL and I are great friends. My own mum is sadly not here anymore, she passed away in 1994 but the time we spent together always make me smile as such memories are fond and happy.



3. The nature I see all around makes me very  appreciative and responsible. To leave out food and scraps and to be rewarded by such regular visits again makes me cheerful. Yes reasons to be cheerful, 1, 2, 3!

24 comments:

  1. What lovely reasons to be cheerful! Your MIL looks just like a Mrs. Nesbitt should! Charming, cheerful, fun, classy, good humor. I think I would love her!

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  2. I love your reasons to be cheerful and I left a comment on Crystal's post of the same theme.
    I am glad to be alive!
    Today was a sunny day, warmer with a blue sky!
    I am having a takeaway tonight and will start a more serious diet tomorrow!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  3. When I saw your MIL's picture I thought of the sweet and friendly Miss Marple !

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  4. Thanks Gattina - my MIL will be thrilled. I'll tell her tonight. Dxxx

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  5. Thanks Ethel - us Mrs Nesbitts were featured in Toy Story 1 we still laugh when Buzz Lightyear says "More tea Mrs Nesbitt!"

    Maggie - a lovely comment - so true. Dxx

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  6. What a lovely idea for a post, I might copy it, maybe on a Monday morning?! Would it be possible??!

    That is the best picture of a horse I've ever seen, and I love that his name is Dan!! :) x

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  7. aww that's lovely. It only takes little things doesn't it ? I get ridiculously pleased over little things !

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  8. Lucy - I don't see there being a problem with posting on Monday - just link back like I did hun xx

    penny
    Indeed the simple little things are what contentment is all about. Dx

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  9. I'm just up and you have given me a reason to be cheerful - knowing people like you and looking forward to one day meeting you in person makes me feel a lot better.

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  10. Thanks Leslie - yes we too are looking forward in meeting up one day! was talking to Argument Cottage only today about you xxx

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  11. Lovely post - and your mother-in-law looks a very warm person. We could all do with looking for the positives in life - and it IS the small things so often that please us and make us glad to be alive. Happy New Year!

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  12. Wow they are great reasons there what a great post. xx

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  13. Reason number 4....visited your blog!
    Great idea...so many people miss the little things which would explain all the "glums" around!!
    Jane x

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  14. the headline cracked me up. a reference to a song by Ian Dury and the Blockheads, who I mentioned just last month.

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  15. Nothing better than cheerful outlook and it's always uplifting to see it put to print and picture :)

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  16. The wonderful countryside with which we are both blessed is enough to make me cheerful too.

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  17. Your MIL has a true Yorkshire face! Don't really know what that means but it says something to me.

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  18. What a lovely idea and lovely reasons :-)

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  19. What a lovely post. It brought a smile to my face and brightened my day. The picture of the bird is cute. He's so pudgy!
    Have fun with your family tonight!
    -Brandy

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  20. I meant that visiting your blog made ME cheerful....something got lost in translation there!
    Jane x

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  21. Guess what? I love blue sky and sunshine, always makes the day better :)

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  22. Great RTBC Mrs N! Nice idea to add the photos too, they really make your reasons come alive.

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  23. Your MIL looks like a fun kinda gal. Isnt it a blessing when you get on well, as I do with my MIL.

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  24. Hi, Thanks so much for joining in with my blog hop.

    Lovely to read your reasons to be cheerful. I hope your get together was great last night.

    Hope to see you again next week?

    Mich x

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Thank you for your comments, always nice to know somebody has taken the time to let me know what they think.

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