For everyone, the reasons will be different, but I wanted to search around for some of the things which brighten up my day; things for which I am thankful.
C is for ...
There were lots of things which I could have chosen for C; children (even though they are almost both adult now), climbing (but I've done lots of posts about that), Christmas (maybe a bit too early)...
So I decided on something which always brightens a day, Colour.
In nature, there is always colour around but at this time of the year, it is becoming increasingly hard to find. Undoubtedly, that is the reason for the coloured lights we hang at Christmas; driving away the darkness and helping us to celebrate.
That leads me nicely in to this:
A very colourful hat which was a Christmas present from my aunt and uncle last year. It's warm too!!
It doesn't quite go with my favourite Toybox cardigan...
Yes, that really is a hood!
I love the South American pattern. (It's from Guatemala.)
What do you reckon, wear them both at once? Colourful enough to be cheerful?
Even better, both are Fairtrade and the buying of the Toybox cardigan helps support street children in Guatemala and Bolivia. (Which reminds me, I must get on with ordering my Christmas cards from them!)