Happy Monday friends! Chris and I are counting down the days until we go on our honeymoon (just five days of work left before we leave for Canada!) but we still made plenty of time to stop and enjoy the pleasures in the present. Here is my Nourished Life Gratitude List 2018 – Week Four. I had an unexpected errand to run on Monday and I had some waiting time that allowed me to sit quietly with a mocha and daydream for ten minutes. I was grateful for an unexpected moment of solitude outside the office. Keep your eyes open for the silver lining friends!Penny and I had the dog park all to ourselves the other morning so she got to do zoomies around the grass with only me to chase her. I was grateful to see her having so much fun. The first time we took her to the dog park she had no idea what to do with all that open space. I am grateful that we can give her the simple pleasures that every dog should be able to enjoy because she gives us so much in return. I had only previously read one Kate Morton book and that was a long time ago. This week I started (and finished – it was that good!) The Distant Hours and I was completely transported. I can’t wait to pick up another one of her books soon! (Perhaps for plane reading?) I was grateful to be whisked away to wartime England and the mysterious world of the Blythe sisters. There really is nothing like a good book. Lazy Sundays are becoming a ritual in our house, and I am fully on board! This weekend Chris and I slept in, took Penny for a short walk, had a cuppa with Mum and Dad, I read a book, went for a walk, and then made some granola and soup for breakfasts and lunches this week. I am grateful that I am learning the art of slow Sundays. I know that if I give myself just one day to recharge and rest then I find it easier to slip back into the working week with a lot more grace. Today we celebrate two years since this little fuzzy creature came into our lives. Penny adds so much to our days. She is the happiest, snuggliest, most caring little dog and I am so grateful we are her forever home. I love waking up in the morning with her snuggled up to me and starting my day with a walk – she turns our little neighbourhood into a grand adventure, and she’s always reminding me to slow down and be more mindful of the pleasures that lie right at our door. Happy adopt-i-versary little one, we love you so much!
Well folks, that’s it from me today. What are you grateful for this week? Any reading recommendations for our 13 hour plane ride?