Thursday, January 15, 2015

Happy as Kings

Last week I wrote a blog post about bliss. I have been making an effort to survive the January blahs by focusing on what makes me happy. I know we are only in the second full week of January but it has been a pretty rough start to the year so far. On top of different health related issues, the weather is retched--bitterly cold and  often gray. And my husband has been putting in crazy hours in the lab so there's that too. I don't want to sound like a whiner, but really? Anyone else out there having this stellar of a January?

Anyway, the point of all this is that despite all these unfortunate events, I'm in reasonably good spirits. Oh, I have my moments (there have been a couple of all-out bawl-fests in the last couple of weeks), but for the most part I'm still able to get myself out of bed in the morning and not snap at my family too much. I'm going to chalk my keeping my sanity up to a few different things: good friends that let me vent without judgement, a ready supply of chocolate, a little daily dose of scripture reading, my newly cleaned out attic where I can retreat from the world and watch a little Downton Abbey on Sunday evenings and counting my blessings. I really have so much to be grateful for.

I grew up with my mother reading poetry to me at bedtime. I love this couplet from Robert Louis Stevenson's book A Child's Garden of Verses.
The world is so full of a number of things.
I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.

It inspired me to create this print. I already did a simple print with my previous post, but I wanted to do this one as well. You can download it for free by clicking on the image then right click and "save image as". I usually save to my desktop then I know right where it is when I am ready to print it out.

I know it's a little girly. I have sons, but I thought I'd print it out and put it in my craft room in the attic as a reminder to myself. If there's interest in a more boyish version let me know in the comments and I'll see what I can do.

P.S. I updated my about me section and made myself a new blog banner. Check them out!

1 comment:

Tanya said...

Love the print- its so pretty!
Also, love the updates! :)
January IS really hard...