Maybe it's because I have a seven year old son and I want him to grow up to be a good person. Maybe it's because Spring is currently being reborn on little bird feet in my backyard. Maybe it's because we are living in dark times and we need a little more light.
Whatever the reason, I am officially over the haters. Bitchiness is so 20th century.
(Garden in Kensington, 2008)
All those who criticize rather than encourage, who belittle instead of uplift, who gleefully pounce on other's weaknesses...please, can we have a reprieve? I find it soul-crushing and I'm sure I'm not the only one.
It's the tabloids, it's the shows, it's the media...all brought to you by people desperately in need of an attitude adjustment.
Listen to this quote I found from Frances Hodgson Burnett's "The Secret Garden", published in 1911:
"One of the new things people began to find out in the last century was that thoughts -- just mere thoughts -- are as powerful as electric batteries -- as good for one as sunlight is, or as bad for one as poison. To let a bad thought get into your mind is as dangerous as letting a scarlet fever germ get into your body."
(London park, 2008)
I couldn't agree more. I'm not saying we need to go all "Pollyanna" or anything, but I think most of us could do with a little mental detoxification. I've said before that, to me, life is made up of a series of delicious moments strung together. Shouldn't we do our utmost to help create as many of those as we can in our time here?
(Hedge with gate, London, 2008)
These photos were taken by my husband the last time he was visiting England. (Sweet thing -- he knows how much I love my London greenery.) I posted them specifically so you could absorb them into your retinas and let peace and calm spread throughout your body. It works for me.
Have a glorious weekend, my dears.