21D2H – Positively Focussed

I found a place yesterday. A place that I’ve been to many times before but it felt like the first time. A place just for me… and the other thousand or so people that use the lido everyday.

Ok, so it’s only a lido and not an undiscovered waterfall, complete with grazing wildebeest and dolphins chattering excitedly about their gratitude diaries but it’s a start. The thing is, the lido is the last place I would choose to go to at the end of the day. For me, the lido is one of the most boring places on Earth, a man made pond with some sand at the edge. Memories of countless Sundays as a child walking round it with only the hope of an ice cream to make it more bearable and a justified break away from watching Doctor Who. The worst thing about the lido is that it never changes – always the same thing and the circular walk around the lake is like being stuck in Groundhog Day.

However, yesterday, I was on the positivity trail – “Focussing On The Positive” (FoP). I decided that I didn’t want to walk and FoP but instead dragged the bike out the garage to cycle and FoP. (Still with oversized helmet, effortlessly rocking the melon squeezed into a in a carrier bag look). Cycle FoPping took me to streets I didn’t usually go to, I noticed it was spring and how much I love the blossom on the trees. I FoPped my way to Caffe Nero (had a virtual coffee with HH Matt who was having a tea at the same time). Then found myself FoPped by the lake at the lido. It was just the place I wanted to be. Like Marta, it was “magical”.

Only as the sun started to set did I FoP off home.

In a mild panic.

I remembered I didn’t have any lights and it was getting dark.

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“Hi I’m Paul. I’m currently juggling being an actor and TV Producer from London. I can also juggle. I’ve been dipping into the Happynesshub since it launched this year and now really looking forward to the opportunity to see how it can make a difference on a daily basis. Bring on the 21 days :-)”

3 Comments

  1. Sally April 15, 2016 at 10:09 am - Reply

    Morning Paul – again I”m laughing. You do it every time. Next time can you and Matt get in touch so I can have a virtual hot honey and lemon with you both! I love your blog – it’s just what FoP is all about – you’re the master! Please keep it up, and do enjoy, your cycle sounds magical, I just wish I could have joined you! Happy Friday x

  2. Marta April 18, 2016 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    I was reading your post with my breath unhealthily held (of both, excitement and engagement) and I misread things at the point of “oversized helmet, rocking the melon” .. and you can only imagine what I came up with!
    I laughed and laughed.
    Love going on your trips with you! Unexcitingly sounding local lido becomes suddenly delightful. Thank you for that. For inspiring us all to see magic in an ordinary. For making us laugh our hearts out.
    Much love,
    Marta

  3. Marta April 18, 2016 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    I was reading your post with my breath unhealthily held (of both, excitement and engagement) and I misread things at the point of “oversized helmet, rocking the melon” .. and you can only imagine what I came up with!
    I laughed and laughed.
    Love going on your trips with you! Unexcitingly sounding local lido becomes suddenly delightful. Thank you for that. For inspiring us all to see magic in an ordinary. For making us laugh our hearts off.
    Much love,
    Marta

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