Gazanias are brilliantly coloured, bold flowers that flourish in the toughest conditions. I have great memories of using their petals as kid to produce the loudest, shrillest whistles. You held a petal taut and blew against it.
Who are you going to whistle to this week?
Call a friend, chat with a work colleague, make plans with family — initiate something that brings some happy socialising into people’s lives. Start a Twitter hashtag, join in one; party at a Facebook event; wander around the internet commenting on blogs (bloggers love that!).
Indulge your sociable instincts, no matter how unpromising the situation seems. Like gazanias, beauty can flourish in surprising places.