Nothing like turning the page on an arduous week, and one crazy full moon…
and in celebrating the passing of a less-than-stellar week, I took some time to shift my focus, realign my energy, and change my perspective by writing a simple gratitude list.
It’s a never-fail, straight to the soul, pick me up. Works every time.
“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” Melody Beattie
A New Book. Exactly the right book at exactly the right moment found me swiftly at the Library on Thursday. Have you read the The Tao of Pooh?
This Writing Prompt. Halfway through a week that was feeling unfocused and stressful, I encountered this, Ten Things of Thankful, blogging prompt. It served as a reminder to pause, breathe, and adjust to attitude of gratitude.
Wednesday Wine Dinner. Wednesdays are my longest and most hectic day of the week. It has become ritual to enjoy a bottle of wine and a long dinner with my husband on Wednesdays. The wine was delectable, the dinner, nourishing, and the conversation, delicious.
An Opportunity to Help. A neighbor called and asked if I would help hoist her elderly Great Dane into her car. I am grateful to have been of service, to be thought of, and for the opportunity to get my doggy-fix! Great Danes are my favorite.
Crisp Mornings. It seems winter has decided to visit Arizona after all. These past few mornings have been chilly and the air feels so wonderfully clean and crisp.
Public Libraries. The library is one of my favorite places, and I am lucky to have great branches close to where I live and work. Small business resources, books, and quite work space have been precious to me this week.
A Mobile Body. As frustrating as bodies can be sometimes, this week I have been reminded not to take for granted that mine is healthy, strong, and mobile. My legs take me where I want to go, my arms carry what I need to take with me, and for the most part, I can trust my body to care for me and do what I need it to do.
Free coffee. I haven’t actually paid for a cup of coffee in ages… It’s incredible. As soon as I start to get low on one gift card, another miraculously shows up. It seems the Universe is support of my coffee addiction, and I say THANK YOU! Afternoon coffee stops were a blessing this week!
Time. I have been blessed with two quiet afternoons in my schedule this week, which have been opportunities to catch up on some reading, writing, projects, and even a little yoga.
A New Journaling Project. I am so excited to be sharing my March Mindful Journaling Project on Facebook and Instagram this month, and also to be participating in the 5-minute prompts that get posted everyday. It is a positive way to start any day!
Also, Thank YOU, my readers, for being here every week.
With a full heart,