Too often we get caught up in life and forget to appreciate the every day things that bring us joy. Some, as part of their morning ritual when they wake, think of 3 things that they are grateful for. Others journal, others meditate. For me, writing a dedicated post is a great way to stop, reflect and appreciate what has brought some sunshine to my life and it is usually the little things that can brighten my day. All of the little things in one place can add up to quite a few!
It’s the little things….#3
Grateful to have nature on my doorstep
A midweek early morning run took me past the lake near my home. Such a glorious morning, a little chilly but a clear blue sky. I stopped for a moment to appreciate the view and loved the photos I took, especially the one where the trees are reflected in the lake.
Grateful to spend some quality time with my husband
We’ve been pretty busy over the last few weeks, so having quality time together has been scarce. We enjoyed a delicious lunch date and then as part of Mike’s birthday gift we enjoyed dinner and saw one of his favorites, Roger Waters in Concert. It was at New Farm Cinema on the big screen and for one night only. What a blast and I was so happy Mike enjoyed it immensely
Grateful for ‘no rush’ mornings
I’m usually up and away doing things for 3 or 4 mornings a week, so it was lovely to have a morning where I had no commitments and could enjoy starting my day with a coffee and a book – yes a book before breakfast!
Grateful that our home renovations are slowly coming together and that my husband is quite the handyman
We’ve been renovating our home and our sin-in-law built a patio cover for us. Mike then added some shade blinds and although not quite finished we are loving our back entertaining area and garden. I will enjoy a cuppa in the morning and the blinds will be great during summer as they block out the heat and the rays but you can still see through them.
Grateful that my husband and other Vietnam veterans have finally been acknowledged by the Government
Grateful for the music of Tina Turner
It was sad to hear of the passing of Tina Turner who brought joy and excitement to her music and songs. She was a strong woman who managed to leave her abusive relationship with Ike and forge a new career with nothing but her talent.
Apparently, Australians are the only ones who do the Nutbush City Limits dance – who knew???? No party would be a party without the Nutbush. Time to get up and dance now!
What are the little things that you are grateful for this week or that have brought sunshine to your day?
Joining Denyse Whelan for her Wednesday Words & Pics link up each week….