It’s been a good couple weeks over my way. I’m filled with gratitude right up to here. Juicy details ahead!
Surprise anniversary gifts
A round of applause is most definitely deserved by my beloved. That handsome man bought home ‘The Vegetarian’s Bible’ for me on Monday night as a surprise anniversary present. He knows me so well. The book is from Sweden and includes a tonne of raw dessert recipes as well as savoury dishes and a stack of nutritional info. Yum.
At the moment I am oscillating between extreme excitement and the dreaded I’m-not-(insert adjective here)-enough fear: I’m not good enough I’m not smart enough I’m not creative enough I don’t have the experience My inner-voice can be a real bitch sometimes. And she makes things up, like all of the above for instance. I know, deep down in the recesses of my heart , that all of the fears don’t have much basis, but at the moment it’s a bit of push and pull in my heads between me and the mean girl. Melissa Ambrosini wrote some great stuff about her ‘mean girl’ here, lap it up.
My friend Bree is amazing. In general, but also as an artist. On Friday we got head out in the Valley to see Bree’s work exhibited for Raw Generation. Gosh darn, is that girl talented or what?! You can check out her blog here.
Functional stretching class
Yes, it does sound slightly pretentious but it was that good I no longer care. It’s basically like BodyBalance (tai chi/yoga/pilates by Les Mills) but it’s focused more on longer stretches and less on movement and transitions. I felt so flexible and nimble after the class, it was a pity I had to go hunch over my desk for another four hours! The class was a one off because our instructor wanted to try something new, I’m hoping it gets put on to permanent rotation.
Plus… Easter break coming up + the sun on my face at lunch time + raw bliss balls + Kate Forsyth’s new novel, Wild Girl + a marked improvement in my body measurements (yay progress) + dry body brushing + great customer service + Tribes by Seth Godin + cooking dinner for my family.
Just an extra note: I was not keen on writing this post at all. I have a sore shoulder from sitting on my computer at work today and honestly wasn’t feeling particularly gratuitous (does that work here?) but BOY am I glad I just started typing! Gratitude truly is the true path to happiness (wow, that was a bit woo woo for me, but I’m going with it).
Your turn. What’s lifting that frown upside down? Filling your cup with love and light? If you write your own (online) gratitude list post a link.