It amused me that while half the nation's women are hunting for hair dye to cover up their greying hair during lockdown I found myself hunting for bleach to add highlights to my mousy brown hair. Why do we always hanker after what we don't have?
I look at ladies with grey hair, and see a lovely shade of silver that no matter how many bottles of purple shampoo I buy my hair will never be! I have my Grannie's hair. She lived to 90 without any grey, and used to get quite stroppy when people asked how often she dyed it. I've even paid the hairdresser to try and get mine looking silvery. Ridiculous really!
So the question is, what do you see when you look at this photo? Grey or silver? Is the cup half full or half empty?
I've talked before on here of my love for mono landscapes, especially at this time of year when everything is so green. (I do remember some things!!) I see silver highlights where the dappled evening sunlight touches the grass, and my eye follows the dip between the trees, and makes me want to walk up there, amongst the bluebells that I can't reach because of fences and fields full of lambs.
As we carry on with this indefinite lockdown, wondering when we'll ever be able to hug friends again, I know that like me your emotions will be going up and down like a yoyo.
'Action for Happiness' have just launched a free online resource called '10 Days of Happiness'. I'm going to sign up for it. Why don't you?
This picture from my Facebook feed today made me laugh (for you Jane):
And for those of you who are not having the best start to your day here's some lovely words from my yoga guru, Max Strom.
Treasure every breath, now more than ever.