Sunshine’s Macro Monday #25

Here’s some photos I’ve taken recently of the flowers and plants in the Domaine.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your helpful feedback and kind comments on these posts – most encouraging.

Sunshine’s Macro Monday is a challenge hosted by Irene encouraging us to scrutinise the smallest of details by getting up close and personal and bringing someone or something to life in a photograph. It’s a one day challenge without prompts.  Irene posts a Sunshine’s Macro Monday post each Monday, just after midnight Central Time (US) so don’t forget to use the tag SMM and mention Sunshine’s Macro Monday somewhere on your post, create a pingback or add a link in the comment’s section of her post.

Five things I like about myself

Dr Tanya from the evolving lifestyle blog Salted Caramel – what a great name! – kindly encouraged me to take part in this new Tag #5things which was started by Sadje of KeepItAlive. It’s about listing five things you like about yourself. You can read Sadje’s original post here.

Well, after some due thought and attention, here’s my list:

1. Positivity 

I am relentlessly positive! It’s probably quite an annoying trait to others. I wake up happy, spend the day with a big smile on my face and quickly fall asleep content. I’m fond of saying: “It never rains on my parade!” Consequently, if clouds do come along, I can always find a silver lining. I try never to associate with anything or anyone negative as I find it saps my energy (see 2 below).

2. Energetic

I’ve always been energetic, leaving exhausted parents, family, work colleagues and friends trailing in my wake. My proud boast is that I’ve yet to meet the child who can wear me out. Friends have put this to the test by “lending” me their energetic offspring and are astounded when they return to discover that they’re fast asleep. Yes, I’ve worn them out! Not sure how long this state of affairs will continue…….but long may it continue. As an aside, my beloved husband says I’m a child-whisperer as I have the knack of quietening crying or bawling kids.

3. Extremely well-organised

I’m a planner. I truly believe there’s nothing that can’t be improved with some lots of planning and preparation. Of course, things can and do go wrong, but you’re much more likely to be able to respond if everything else is under control. My “spanner in the works” is my beloved husband who’s very disorganised.

4. Persistent

Dr Tanya and I have this in common. I’m a bit like a terrier with a bone. I too subscribe to the concept “if at first you don’t succeed try, try, try again.” Of course, sometimes we can get a bit ahead of ourselves, but good ideas never die, they merely get filed and are brought out again later. Yes, persistence pays dividends.

5. Sense of humour

I like to amuse. Generally I do this by poking fun at myself, my beloved and the outlaw (mother-in-law). I can always see the funny side of something (see 1 above). However, I don’t foresee a career in stand-up.

If you’ve read this far, please consider yourself Tagged!