So, my friends! I am heading away. For ten blissed out days of sleeping and eating and beaching.
This blog will be a little quiet – I will be super busy taking photos of My Little One eating sand in the sweetest polkadot swimmers you ever did see.
Take care lovely people.
So there we were, [My Lovely One and I], sitting in the car waiting for the lights to change.
She was shuffling across in front of us, bent over and clutching her frame. The lights were starting to flash and she was only half-way. And then, as she reached the kerb, her wheels caught, her little package slipped.
I couldn’t breathe. I turned to him but he was out that passenger side already. Bending to help. The cars behind us waited patiently and then she was on her way. But not before looking gently up at him and said: thank you, for being so kind to me.
[oh!] Friends, please, be kind.
My Little One and I were in the library yesterday. She’s more into eating the toys than reading the books but I figure that just being surrounded by all that lovely book.ness can’t help but be anything other than good.
So we were sitting there, her eating toys, me daydreaming when I realised that she had the giggles. I looked over and there was a grown man laughing and waving and playing peekaboo with her from across the room. He looked like a complete goose but he didn’t care because she was loving it.
And I was so happy and grateful to him – for showing her that the world is a terrific place to be. Such a lovely gift.
Tonight I went to hear Martin Seligman speak about developments in Positive Psychology. Sitting there, listening to all his ideas made my little.nerd.brain ridiculously happy. But you know what really made the night great?
I arrived in the city a little early and so I decided to have a wander. It’s something that I love to do and haven’t had much of a chance for since welcoming My Little One. So I crossed the road and as I did I heard a huge, big, happy Alex Kingsmill!! It was one of my most favourite people in the whole wide world, who just happened to be walking down that stretch of street at exactly the same time as little.old.me. So thrilling! She had her own little person to rush home to but before she did we had a huge hug and a one.million.miles.a.minute catch up on something incredibly exciting that she is doing at the moment.
So then I decided to go into the venue a little early. It’s another thing I like to do, to feel the crowd and the anticipation build around me. And as I did I heard another Alex!! Two more of my favourite folk, who live A Long Way Away but who were in town to help with the conference. I hadn’t even known they would be here.
And then my friends, as I sat down, I struck up a conversation with the most beautiful man sitting next to me. He had come with his daughter and while she was speaking with colleagues, we got gasbagging. He was lovely and positive and incredibly kind.
Prof. Seligman focuses on five key areas of wellbeing: Positive emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and Accomplishment. Tonight, lovey people, it was the connecting with others aspect that really sparkled.