Week Six of 2014 was very quiet, restful and full of healing. Sometimes the best way to heal yourself is to just let Mother Nature stay her course towards knitting you back together and making you whole again. I was lucky that I could take this time to let myself heal again, and that I was surrounded and supported by my family, friends, and co-workers in making sure I am feeling my best. I am so grateful to my extended family and friends who called and messages from far and wide to see that I was getting back on my feet. Thank you.
My Nourished Life Gratitude List 2014 Week Six:
Monday: I was grateful today for my lovely co-workers who sent me the most beautiful box of brilliant purple orchids. They brightened up my view from the lounge.
Tuesday: Mum was home with me today and I was grateful that I was feeling well enough to go for a walk this afternoon. It might have been a little too soon, but it sure felt good at the time. Also grateful that Mum let me lick the frosting bowl while she created some gorgeous cakes for birthdays at her work tomorrow.
Wednesday: I was grateful for plenty of book podcasts to listen to today. More books to add to my reading list! (Chris just started frowning, I can feel it…)
Thursday: Today I was grateful to do some baking. Just a simple chocolate cake but it feels good to be back in the kitchen, creating, and I am looking forward to sharing recipes again here soon. So many ideas while lying on the couch – now that I finally have some energy and my appetite back, watch out! I was also grateful that Chris and Jess came to dinner.
Friday: Accompanied by some chocolates from my workmates (I’m a lucky girl) I devoured ‘Rosie Hopkins’ Sweet Shop of Dreams’ by Jenny Colgan. I was grateful to open the book and fall in love with every character.
Saturday: After last week’s (ahem) interruption Mum and I made a return to the farmers markets. I was grateful to buy lots of healthy fresh fruits and vegetables for Chris and I to cook up this week, and grateful to spend time with my Mama as well. Chris and I had a fantastic night eating delicious food (herbed mashed potato and mushrooms with salmon for him) and watching terrible action movies.
Sunday: This morning started with a long walk down by the bay and now I am happily ensconced in front of the TV watching the ice dancing and resting up before I return to work tomorrow. Grateful for the chance for some writing time too.
Today is also my parent’s 34th wedding anniversary. Happy Anniversary to my amazing Mum and Dad. Your relationship is an inspiration to both Jess and myself. You have taught us that working together with the one you love to create a life and to seek adventures close to home and far away, are the qualities of a life well lived.
Tell me dear reader, what are you grateful for this week?<