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Smelling the Roses

Today started out as a typical English summer day. Damp. Dreary. Depressing. Certainly not the kind of day to make you want to leap out of bed and look forward to the day ahead. But a short walk in my garden, smelling the roses - literally - changed all that. Instead of dripping, soggy plants, the garden was a blaze of jeweled raindrops sparkling in a brief and glorious moment of sunshine. Simply Stunning. By the time I walked back into my home I felt completely different to when I woke up. Peaceful, lucky, and yes, happy.

Sometimes its so easy to let our own negativity shape how we feel, but today was a lesson in being grateful for the wonderful things in life no matter how simple, like a raindrop on a rose.