The rain is coming down outside in the dark, dark night. I am curled up on the couch listening the drops hit the roof. The lights across the bay are obscured from vision by the driving rain. Perfect weather for reflecting on all I have been grateful for this week. Here, I present to you all my Nourished Life Gratitude List 2014 – Week Thirty-Six:
Monday: Tonight after work I headed into town to meet up with my friend Megan for a walk around the city. It was exactly what the doctor ordered. We wandered and talked and by the end my mind, heart, and body had gotten a workout. Thanks for a great evening Megan. I am grateful that we have been able to stay friends even though we don’t work together any more.
Tuesday: Today was just one of those days when I needed a run. I had a challenging experience at work today, which I am not proud to say may have prompted me to act less than adult. These are the days I am grateful to step back and step out onto the pavement (or the treadmill as the case may be) and pound out my worries to the sound of my heartbeat.
Wednesday: Tonight Chris and I went for a great walk after work. We watched the harbour lights come on and the dusky night settle in. We talked and argued and talked some more. We might not always agree, and we might not always be peaceful in our conversations, but I am grateful that I have found someone as passionate and convicted as I am.
Thursday: Early lunch date for this week! Today I was grateful when my friend Jess walked by my desk and asked if I wanted to escape for my lunch. So glad I said yes after I took a breath of fresh air outside the office and a bite of a delicious gluten free bagel. Then after work Chris and I went to check out the block that our townhouse is going to be built on! Finally our own little cottage is underway. So grateful for this patch of dirt to build our dreams upon.
Friday: Today I was glad to burst out of the door of my office and head off for some quality time with my sister. Jess, Mum and I watched girly movies (‘Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion’ and ‘The Proposal’) and ate great tacos for dinner. Jess was decorating a cake for a job (she is awesomely talented) and Mum and I provided entertainment and moral support. I was grateful for some catch up time with my ladies and a night in to lounge around and watch movies and eat way too much off Jess’s frosting leftovers.
Saturday: This morning Jess and I started the day with a long walk with the gorgeous Storm before we headed out to the movies with Mum, Aunty Lone, and Mormor. We saw The Hundred Foot Journey (I highly recommend this one especially for foodies) and I was grateful for the cross-generational morning out. Tonight Chris and I lay around and read books, and I took the chance to make him some homemade pizza. Sally’s recipe is my current favourite.
Sunday: This morning Chris and I gathered together with Jess, Trent, Mum, and Dad to celebrate Father’s Day! To show how grateful we are to have such a wonderful Dad and to thank him for all that he has given us over the years. I am grateful to Jess for making a delicious breakfast, and for the fair weather this morning so that I could go for a walk when we got home. Tonight the rain is coming down and I am going to curl up with a great book before Chris and I have a leftover dinner.
Also this week:
- We started off the week with some big, green, and clean – Coriander Cashew Pesto Quinoa Salad – try it, it’s good
- A little sweet treat was called for midweek and I had a recipe for Chocolate Chip Shortbread with Salted Caramel on hand
- We ended the week thinking about how to treat our Dad’s on Father’s Day and these 10 gluten free ideas were the perfect solution
Happy Sunday night readers, tell me, what are you grateful for this week?