This is a photo of Helen, taken by a family member, around the time that I met her. After about a year of semi-regular visits, there were some major changes in her life, and sadly, she died quite suddenly. The only consolation was that it was on her own terms, in the same way that she had lived her life. She gave some of the best advice I have ever received from another adult, and when I find myself sinking into a negative thought pattern about my life, I can still hear her voice in my head....
"Shelley, you must find a little pleasure in every day" (said with a thick Hungarian accent)
So, in honour of Helen, to whom I have always been grateful for allowing me into her life, here are the things I took pleasure in today
The furry rat tummy that greeted me this morning
Hair Flowers! Polka Dots!
The sun came out
and finally, these Want Want rice crackers that I purchased purely because of the name (if only there had been a second "e" in Shelly!) turned out to be really tasty. Fred thought so too.
Helen also told me that a woman needs to have at least three men in her life - one for sex, one for friendship, and one to take you out. Smart dame, Helen was.