Okay friends, it’s time for some gratitude. We’re coming up on the home stretch of what has been a year, and I for one am very excited for the holiday season to start. But before visions of sugarplums start dancing in my head, I’m keeping mindful about staying right here in this moment and finding joy in what today has to offer. If you forever live in the future you’ll always be chasing happiness rather than doing a little bit of work to notice the happiness right at your feet. Here’s my Nourished Life Gratitude List 2016 – Week Forty-Seven. This week we celebrated my brother-in-law Trent’s birthday! Trent is an amazing husband to my sister and makes her so happy. He’s also just an amazing dude in general. Happy birthday Trent, I am so grateful you and Jess found each other and are making a beautiful life together. It was also really awesome to see photos from their recent trip to the USA. I wanna go back!!
On Wednesday night Caroline came over with an armload of exams to mark. We had sushi for dinner, read through some cute and hilarious answers from the 13 year-olds in her class, and even managed to hand out some top marks! I was grateful for a fun and relaxing night with Caro with some funny spelling mistakes and answers to make us laugh.On Saturday after the markets I joined Mum, Dad, Jess and Trent for some Christmas decoration painting (Chris was at work). Dad puts so much effort into his Christmas yard decorations and it was so much fun to help out. Jess and I managed to get paint everywhere! At least it made it onto the angel and camels we were painting too 😉 This year Dad has even taken over our neighbour’s yard – I’ll put some photos up once it’s all done! I was grateful for a few hours of painting to get me in the holiday spirit. Next up: Christmas carols! On Tuesday we had a great yoga session. There were only two of us in the class this week so we got to play around with shoulder stands. I find them really challenging (my arms and back are my weakest spots) but I love seeing my progression. I am grateful that yoga keeps reminding me that we are on a lifelong journey of learning, and that there is no such thing as perfection. On Sunday I locked myself away from the world and got some major study time in, which is why this post is a little late. I am grateful for the opportunity to upgrade my dietetic skills – and there is some exciting news that I can’t wait to share with you in a few weeks. Until then I am hitting the books every evening and weekend – it’s making my brain so happy!
Tell me dear reader, what are you grateful for this week?