It’s Monday morning, so I’m running a little behind with this, but I think the beginning of the new week is the perfect time to reflect on what just passed and how many little things there were to be grateful for. Here is my Nourished Life Gratitude List 2016 – Week 9. Chris’s sister Rosie has been staying with us this week while she does a university placement. It has been so wonderful having her with us, and we are so proud of her – she’s in her last year of study to be a veterinarian! I’m grateful we could open our home to her while she’s studying in Brisbane and for some extra girl hormones in the house!I set myself a reading challenge at the beginning of this year. In 2016 I want to read at least 25 books and I want to incorporate a few books from/about Japan to prepare for our honeymoon next year. I loved ‘Memoirs of a Geisha‘ and now I’m reading ‘Blossoms and Shadows‘ and I’m really loving it. I’m always grateful when I climb into bed at the end of the day and just relax for an hour with my book. It’s the perfect way to end the day. On Saturday night Chris and I had a gathering of a few friends at our house. It was lovely to sit around the table with such a mixed bunch of people and talk and laugh (and laugh, and laugh) into the night. I was grateful to catch up with these people who come from so many different backgrounds but who all made each other laugh. My best friend Casey sat some really important exams last week and this week we found out that (of course) she passed them with flying colours! I am so proud of her and grateful for all the wonderful things she is doing as an ER doctor. The weather is still blazing hot here, but I’ve been enjoying getting outdoors for a few of my runs every week. Chris and I enjoyed a beautiful sunset walk with Penny the other day too. We’re still trying to teach her not to go jumping after frogs and lizards but she’s learning how to walk on a leash very quickly (treats don’t hurt). I’m looking forward to longer walks and runs once the autumn weather arrives and the temperatures drop.
Also this week:
- There were baby shower donuts to celebrate Cate’s baby girl!
- Healthy tropical quinoa bowls were the best lunch since sliced bread
- I found lots of interesting places to lurk on the internet
Tell me, dear friends, what are you grateful for this week?