When I read Tom Stephenson's last post discussing i.a. approval, I thought: "Oh no - that's what I wanted to write about today!":
"I think that I don't do enough of this - it is far easier to say what you don't like than what you do. It is a myth that it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile."
That was exactly what I was thinking about my new blog. I noticed, looking at my three drafts - done in advance for "a rainy day"- that all three themes were - resentful, though always with a dollop of irony.
Is the short form tempting, or is it seeking approval by my followers, or is it simply easier to moan or grouse about something? The manners, the money, the state of affairs...
I enjoy that in other posts, but this isn't me! Of course I see a lot that doesn't please me, I do not live in a bubble and my name is not Pollyanna, but I try hard to see what is good in our life.
Gladly I was born at a time when there was no abundance - I say gladly, because it was so much easier to be thankful for something you got after waiting for a long time (or you produced it yourself - I like to work with my hands too), and to cherish it thus more and longer.
As in every blogger's life there is sun and rain in mine too - but I choose what I talk about.
And - as every woman knows: "The quickest facelift is a smile" :-)