January is an odd time of year.
Many of us are saving money after the Christmas rush, or eating more simply after the Christmas goodie-fest.
We tend to see less of our favourite folk after the cosy conviviality of December.
Like all parts of the year, it's a season, a stage, a moment....but it can make everything feel a little gloomy.
So at this time of year I always like to look forward to good things, to new things, to fun things. I like to plan little excitements, whether it's a film, or a coffee date, or just curling up with someone you love to watch a favourite show (M and I are tearing through Parks and Recreation at the moment. How have I not seen this show before?).
I also like to activate my inner optimist in these trying & grey January days. Even in the dark spots, there's always a little glimmer of light and hope in my nature, telling me to believe that good things are about to happen.
Today I'm thankful for that little glimmer, and for choosing to believe and look forward and treasure the sunny days ahead, rather than feeling glum. I'm also thankful for this season, and the chance it offers for reflection and introspection - always important to have a good think!
How's your January going?
Are there any things you're especially looking forward to?
Are there any good things you're hoping to make happen?
Have a great Monday you gorgeous things!