You never know what will brighten your day on a cycling trip to work.
You never know what will brighten your day on a cycling trip to work. xavierarnau

Power of love can bring back a smile

Folks, I like to think I'm fairly positive sort of person, and I do mean "think”, because whenever I say it aloud Long Suffering Wife has one of her coughing fits.

Still, even we Pollyanna people have our low days.

It could be due to a number of factors, or a combination of things, like lack of sleep, a long period of inactivity, a big week at work, a head cold or losing the will to live after watching three home renovation shows in a row.

Whatever the causes, sometimes my internal battery will lose its charge and turn my mood from positive to negative.

This was the case last week when I developed a bad case of the "Blahs”. Still, mustn't grumble, so I pedalled off to work determined to focus on positive thoughts.

Even reciting my lengthy list of Things to be Grateful For didn't do the trick, so I decided to plump for a good old-fashioned moan under my breath instead.

"Is it really too much to ask, O Lord,” I grumbled.

"Six lousy little numbers and two supplementaries.

"Seriously, what's the hold up?”

I was getting warmed up when I spied a large woman up the road jumping for joy next to a parked car. As I approached, she rushed to hug a small man who was standing in a nearby yard.

Now, I'll be the first to admit I'm no oil painting and therefore not in a position to judge, but both of these people had been dealt a particularly poor hand of cards when it came to looks. Except, they looked radiantly, joyously happy.

It struck me, like a well-aimed half brick, they had just fallen in love.

They kissed and hugged as I cycled by, gawping as I pedalled. Their new-found love may have given them wings, but it gave me a much-needed energy boost too.

I've been positively buzzing ever since.


What's happening this week?

What's happening this week?

What's happening in Lismore and surrounds this week?

Couple finalists in three national awards

Couple finalists in three national awards

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Full list of schools closed on Thursday

Full list of schools closed on Thursday

Public, independent and Catholic schools, TAFE closures