Thursday, 17 February 2011

Introducing Pearly Delights

I had a meeting with my self the other day and I must say, that meeting was long overdue. I listened to my self having a conversation with a friend last week and I was shocked at the amount of negativity I was oozing out. 'That's it' I said to myself, 'Something has got to be done about this'.
This negativity thing is something which has been going on for some time now. Generally, I am a positive person and try to see something good in everything but lately it seems I have been slipping away and becoming something I thought I was not and do not want to be - a pessimist.

When I had this meeting with myself I made a list of my blessings and the things I think are are not blessings. Surprise! Surprise for me, the blessings list totally out weighed the list of those other things. What to do? What to do? Was the next thing  I had to discuss with myself. I got inspiration from one of the songs I am currently absolutely loving - City on its Knees by Tobymac. Here are the lines from the song that inspired me.
If you gotta start somewhere why not here
If you gotta start sometime why not now
If we gotta start somewhere I say here
If we gotta start sometime I sa
y now

I decided that I needed to motivate myself and to appreciate the big things and the small things that I am blessed with in my life. If I am to be honest, on a daily basis even on what could be called a bad day, I always have something to appreciate. Hence, I have decided to introduce what I will call Pearly Delights to my blog. These will be posts where I will be sharing mostly in picture form something I delighted in or something that I appreciate in my life. The idea is that I will have something for everyday and hopefully post weekly. I have to start somewhere and this sounds like a good idea. There are a lot of positives to this idea too. For instance, I get the opportunity to update my blog more often, I can get to use my camera more and learn about how to use some of the features it has that I rarely use because I have never ventured to learn  and I can get to record special pieces of my life. I know for sure one day I will re- read, smile and re-appreciate all the good things I am blessed with.

I do realize that this will require a lot of effort on my part but I am going to try and give it my best. I am looking forward to doing this and I know it will be worth it.


  1. This is a great idea, Shona. It will definitely be worth it. In trying to overcome a pessimistic attitude I had, I had to remind myself before I sleep each night what one thing i was thankful for. Before I knew it, there were more than one thing.

    Wishing you all the best on this journey. Look forward to the pictures.

  2. This is a really lovely idea. There are a million things to be thankful for, but it's easy to fall into negativity.

    Looking forward to this series and the pictures you choose. I love love pictures :D


    Oh, thanks for commenting on my blog! :D xoxo

  3. Thank you ladies. I am going to try to be faithful to this project. There is so much to appreciate in life and I hope to find at least one thing everyday.

  4. Nice. Cheering you on all the way, Shona :)

  5. Great idea, Shona.


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