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Thursday, January 10, 2008

On a more positive note!

After my gloomy last post just wanted to ensure first post of the new year is much more upbeat and positive (sorry folks, have been dosed with one of the bugs that has been doing the rounds - if what you do on New Year's Day predicts your forthcoming year I'm fucked as spent the entire day under two duvets sweating a high temperature flu / tummy bug combo out - but enough of that!!)

We're all familiar with the saying that it's much better to give than to receive but without wanting to sound really preachy, it is so, so true. I don't want to go into details but today I carried out a random act of kindness, which I have posted about before, and really the feel-good factor makes me feel like I was the one who got something. So, if you see an opportunity to do something nice for someone in the next day or two, why not go for it. It is contagious so what better way to begin the new year other than spreading a bit of feel good factor around!

Also, in the last day or two things have just had a few occasions where things have just fallen into place;

  • having spent the last number of months looking in vain for black ankle boots to replace my reliable everyday pair (they had to be leather, not too high-heeled, with a solid block heel and wide-fitting - you wouldn't believe how hard it was to find a pair that matched my requirements!) I managed to find two different pairs that fitted the bill exactly and they were cheap as chips - got them and a pair of "Gluv" shoes for work for €55 for all three!!!
  • think I have finally found a suite of furniture that I like, knew I would know it when I saw it, went through the whole leather/fabric, recliner/non-recliner, corner/non-corner, modern/traditional dilemmas and still hadn't decided and then when I wasn't actually even looking for a suite I saw it, the first suite that I had ever considered buying! I knew immediately that it almost perfect but there were a few things I wanted to tweak. I had stumbled upon the suite in a shop which is part of chain and the staff were very helpful but I did want to check if the guy in my regular furniture shop could get something similiar as I really didn't want to walk past him with the business as I've always found him to be very honest, helpful and reasonably priced and a small local business. So I visited my friendly local with picture of said suite and eureka, he can get something quite similiar but with all the tweaks I wanted (firmer cushions, higher legs and higher back, in any material that I choose) for the same price or less and in half the time once I order it!!
  • all that and one of my best friends and my former housemate got engaged on New Year's Day!

So all in all, things are good right now!

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Riah said...

All in all Curly...a very positive start to 2008!!!
Here's to the New Year...may it bring all you need and truly desire...

Doris said...

I know what you mean about being sick as an indicator for the year ..... I hope that the way things are falling into place are an indicator that counteracts the being ill one!

Great about the suite and being able to give the business to a smaller local supplier. That's an act of kindness in itself!