I have been looking forward to this weekend at the beach since Chris and I first started daydreaming about it a few months ago. Now I am back in my armchair at home with the ceiling fans on high circulating the warm dry summer air around while I reflect on how grateful I am for the weekend and week just passed. The beginning of the week was a little challenging as we moved offices and had a large important meeting, but I was grateful for the support of my family and Chris.
Monday: We had no computers or internet connection today, so we spent the day on an excursion, and shopping for stationery. Then Chris, Nanny, and I had a delicious pasta dinner and Chris and I watched the final episode of Breaking Bad. So grateful for curling up and relaxing with my darling.
Tuesday: Move-in day at our new premises and I spent the day running around. I was grateful for a short hard run at the gym on the way home to release my tension. I was also super grateful for my co-worker treating me to a coffee break during our crazy run around the shops.
Wednesday: After a massive day at work I came home to my wonderful family and Chris, and I had the biggest fit of giggles I have had in a long time. The stream of bubbling laughter could have been the result of a long day locked in a meeting room that reeked of fresh paint, it could have been pure relief, or it could have been because I had just started serenading Chris and my mother with my very own lyrics in a high-pitched falsetto. Nevertheless I found myself laughing in a way that clutched at my belly, and I felt the ripples of mirth from the inside out. So grateful for a belly laugh.
Thursday: Grateful for having an amazing run through the suburbs as the sun went down. There are some beautiful gardens along my route and one lady’s rose garden was in full bloom. So beautiful in the rays of the setting sun. Also grateful for a delicious dinner too.
Friday: Grateful for a wonderful after-work drive up the coast with my darling. As the miles ticked over counting our exit from stress and the city I breathed easier. So excited to spend the long weekend with Chris in one of my favourite places in Australia.
Saturday: Woke up in the summer sunshine after deep dreamless sleep curled up in Chris’s arms. I had a long morning walk along the beach before Chris and I had a lazy lunch at a new favourite cafe (Via Italia) on the Mooloolaba Esplanade and an afternoon drive doing some fantasy real estate shopping. I am so grateful for this man and all the golden moments he brings to my life.
Sunday: Another bright morning walk, and then lunch with Chris’s family for Grandma’s birthday. I stood barefoot in the prickly grass feasting on ripe watermelon feeling my heart spill over that I am fortunate enough to be part of his life.
Monday: Oh, Monday. Why can’t you always include a sleep-in, hours spent baking in the kitchen, and Lindt dark chocolate with mint? Oh, Monday, this public holiday Monday, I am so grateful for your precious 24-hours of relaxation and camping on the couch to watch the entire season of ‘Upper Middle Bogan‘ with Mum.
And that was my busy and blessed week. I would also like to take a moment to thank all of you who read my blog. Every day I am conscious of the gifts in my life because I want to share them with you all. I am kept accountable to my gratitude practice because of my wonderful readers. Thank you to you all for reading, and especially for sharing your special moments with me.
So, dear reader, what are you grateful for this week?