Thursday, August 21, 2008

Feeling Good

What external forces make you feel happy. Perhaps a good book that you have just read? A piece of music, a movie or television programme? I was mulling on what makes me feel good the other day, it came into my mind because I was feeling really good.

I have a lot going on in my life that does sometimes really get me down. I was feeling down when my friend Teresa called me. We had been trying to fix up a date for an afternoon movie, could we go that afternoon? Sure, why not I thought.

The move we wanted to see was "Mamma Mia" so off we went. The cinema was full of ladies of 50 plus, just like us! The music I love, I have always adored Abba music. Hearing that ignited a small spark inside me - by the first couple of reels I had forgotten my problems. The colour - the music - the exuberence of the cast, everything worked to send those blues packing, not yet to resurface.

I had seen the show but the film is out of this world. I dare anyone to say they do not feel better after seeing it. More importantly, as well as having all these delicious men to gawp at, there is Meryl Streep. What a revelation, Meryl as we have never seen her. Looking older but so full of life and she sings brilliantly too. She gives hope for us all - after all she ends up with....(oh I am not going to tell you that, go see it!).

Now all I need is that cheque in the post from Benny and Bjorn - but not really, if you guys should stop by to read this blog "Thank you for the music..."

And thanks Teresa - you made my day!

Cheers, Margaret.


Sarita Leone said...

And thank you, Margaret, for the uplifting post. You just brought a smile to my day!

I've been wanting to see Mamma Mia since its release. I should just go already! Everyone says it's wonderful!

So glad you enjoyed yourself. :)

Kathleen said...

Sounds wonderful! I've been a bit under the weather so this might be just what I need.

Debbie Wallace said...

You tease! LOL, I want to go see the movie, too. It looks like fun. Your post made me feel good:)

Kathy, sorry you've not been feeling well.