This week has been full of precious moments with friends old and new, and time with my family. I have also been thinking about taking opportunities when they come knocking. Sometimes you have to take the leap, you have to chance the fall in the hope that you might fly. The comfort of staying the same, of continuing to loop in the same behaviour pattern is a strong draw, but somewhere underneath that anaesthesia lies the temptation of dancing to a new tune and being rewarded with success. What do you think, dear reader?
Here is my Nourished Life Gratitude List 2014 – Week Thirty-Seven:
Monday: I started this week with a day full of activity. An early morning Jillian Michaels’ workout and an afternoon run. I was grateful to sleep well tonight, and grateful for this body that carries me through each and every day.
Tuesday: Today I had a text message cartoon conversation with Caroline about grammar. I am so grateful for these tiny points of connection to the important people in my life in the simplest of ways, and for the laughter and smiles they bring.
Wednesday: Today I wasn’t feeling the best, and when I came home this evening I was grateful to just rest and recharge with Chris. We even made it out of the house for an evening run along the water.
Thursday: Today I had a bad low blood pressure day. They happen once in a while, and while I relaxed and concentrated on getting my stress levels down (one of my biggest triggers) I realised that I was grateful for the chance to step back for a moment, and grateful that my body has ways of telling me to slow down and look around at the wonderful things in my life that I have to be grateful for.
Friday: Recently I connected with bemagazine: an online magazine from Generation Better by Medibank and they are featuring two of my recipes over the next few weeks. Today they published the first recipe! I am so grateful for this opportunity to connect with an initiative that is supporting and rewarding people who are making healthy changes in their lives.
Saturday: Tonight Chris and I got all fancied up and went to my ten year high school reunion! I cannot believe it has been that long since I donned my uniform every day and spent my hours doing math problems, writing speeches in English, and huddling over a Bunsen burner with Caroline, Josie, and my other high school friends. Although it has been a long time, and time does leave some cobwebs over connections, I was grateful to see the people who shared some of the most important years of my younger life.
Sunday: This morning Chris and I went over to have morning tea with Mum and Dad. We sat and chatted and Dad and I washed my car. I was grateful to start a relaxing Sunday off with a quiet moment with my family and some hugs and kisses from my favourite malamute.
Also this week:
- I launched the Thoroughly Nourished Life Facebook Page! Come and join me at the table; there is plenty of room for all my friends.
- I talked about my love for ‘The Hundred Foot Journey’ and shared a recipe for Spiced Eggplant and Chickpea Salad with Paprika and Roasted Garlic Dressing.
- I treated my Dad to these Peanut Butter Doughnuts with Chocolate Peanut Glaze for Father’s Day and now you can treat yourself any time you would like.