At this present moment I am sitting with my Mum celebrating Mother’s Day in true Chatwin style: nerdy movies, blankets and bottomless cups of tea. I have had a brilliantly busy week, and although there have been some difficult points the awesome moments and amazing opportunities have definitely outweighed them. I have had a lot to be grateful for this week.
Therefore, this week’s Nourished Life Gratitude List:
Monday: My darling Chris’s birthday. We had the laziest, loveliest day possible. I did some writing, cooked a birthday cake, and just revelled in the company of the birthday boy.
Tuesday: I had the wonderful opportunity to talk to Caroline’s grade eleven class about what a dietitian does, the basics of healthy eating, and the importance of healthy body image. I love doing these talks because sometimes I wish someone had given me this advice when I was younger. Thank you Caroline for a lovely morning.
Wednesday: A great day at my internship. I am so grateful to Chris and Nanny for taking over dinner and clean-up duties while I worked during dinner, at the dinner table.
Thursday: Grateful to Jenny for making sure I got out of the office and ate lunch in the sunshine. Autumn lunches on the terrace are one of my favourite things. I spent the evening with my darling doing two of our favourite things: eating vegetable fritters and watching ‘The Colbert Report‘. So grateful that I have found my kindred spirit in political satire appreciation.
Friday: I am working on a feature article for one of my university subjects and I had the honour to interview a lady who founded a group for young breast cancer survivors. I am so thankful to her for sharing her story with me. A true reminder of how blessed my life is, and that you needn’t look far to find someone inspiring.
Saturday: Chris and I spent the night at Jupiter’s Casino on the Gold Coast. We went for a lovely walk around the grounds, napped in the huge king-sized bed, dined at Osteria Vivo (which I highly, highly recommend – delicious food, attentive staff, and a pleasant atmosphere), and Chris took advantage of the casino part of the hotel while I did some writing. I had such a great weekend away, thank you darling.
Sunday: I am grateful I got to spend today with my Mum. So many sons and daughters are without their mothers, and I am lucky enough to still live with mine. Thank you for being my mother, my friend, and my confidante. I love you Mama. I am also grateful to Jess for making an awesome Mother’s Day lunch – and a crust-less “tart” so I could enjoy dessert too.
Tell me, dear reader, what were you grateful for this week? Any moments that made you sit back and remember how fortunate you are?