The sun was coming up over bare trees and a snow-covered landscape when I sat down at my desk this morning to begin my work. I felt cheerful about the days starting to get longer again. Spring surely couldn’t be all that far away!

Although happiness can be found in simple, ordinary moments like waking up to a brighter morning, we do need to take enough time, in the midst of our busy schedules, to notice and appreciate what’s going on around us. Whether or not we feel happy on any particular day is not random like the weather, but has a lot to do with how we choose to look at things.

Word-art that says "Happiness is always an inside job."

Nurturing Thursday was started by Becca Givens and seeks to “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy.” Visit her site to find more Nurturing Thursday posts and a list of frequent contributors.


  1. A hopeful post, Meg — I should start looking for my daffodils to bloom — that is a sign for me!

    • My hyacinths are coming up already. They are optimistic little things, often coming up in January even if they are buried under snow and ice (as they are now). Usually they manage to bloom anyway. 🙂

  2. Love this, Meg! And thanks for visiting and leaving a comment 🙂
    Happy NT xx

  3. So true! We always have the choice on how to look at things! And yes, spring is around the corner 🙂

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