A Trial!

I am about to embark on a terrible journey, one that is perilous and fraught with danger. I am about to spend 24 hours without reading a book!!

Yes, my friends, I have finished my quota for the year (108 books) and so will have to spend a whole day in the land of turkey. Cold turkey!

Please say a little prayer for me as you go about your literature-rich day. Remember me: alone, huddled in a corner with empty hands and an idle mind. Think of me and pity my dry husk of a day.

Roll on 2020!

What Makes Me Feel Good In The Early Morning

The thought that I’m getting more time to do interesting stuff makes me feel good when I get up early.

The freshness of the light in the morning makes me feel good when I get up early.

The absence of crowds makes me feel good when I get up early.

The friendliness of the few people that are about in the week hours makes me feel good when I get up early.

The feeling of having accomplished something by fighting off the desire to sleep more makes me feel good when I get up early.

The delicious feeling of sleepiness I get just before I go to bed in the evening makes me feel good when I get up early.

What Makes Me Feel Good at Work

When I complete a project and it has brought benefit to someone, then I feel good.

When I’m able to do something easily and quickly because of the skills I have accumulated over a long period of time, then I feel good.

When I have been given a tricky problem and I solve it (either quickly it eventually), then I feel good.

When I put my head down and work, and look up and realise that I have completed the task, then I feel good.

When I have learned something valuable from my work, then I feel good.

When the paycheck comes in and I don’t even notice, then I feel good.

When I get a day off, paid for by the company, to sit and answer questions like this, then I feel good.