Friday 8 April 2016

Now is Now

I've been feeling quite overwhelmed this week. Sometimes life is a lot, isn't it? It is times like this when I find it even more important to think about the blessings and the happy moments in my days, to make a list of them - because writing them all down in one place is a poignant reminder, a helpful way to see the light among all the crazy and sad.

Here are the things that have brought a smile to my face, a flutter to my heart, and joy to my days this week:
  • Free coffee day at the coffee shop on Monday - what a super way to start the week
  • Some much needed scrapbooking time
  • Claire's new smile - she lost another tooth, and there is nothing cuter than her toothless grin
  • The girls' bookshelves. They each have a bookshelf in their room filled with favorite stories and treasured stuffed toys. I love to see how they arrange things and what they treasure, it is a sweet peek into their little souls for sure
  • Freshly washed sheets
  • Finding the perfect curtains for the dining room (finally, after five years of looking)
  • Crochet, always crochet
  • A well thought out meal plan. I am not always excited to cook dinner at the end of the day, but knowing what I am making really makes things much easier
  • Sunshine - it has been rare this week, but oh so welcome when it has appeared
  • Flannel pajamas
  • Finding a pair of jeans that fit (in a smaller size than usual, hooray!)
  • Cucumber-mint tea, a new favorite
  • A growing pile of things to take to the thrift store
  • Finishing my latest book: "Big Magic" by Elizabeth Gilbert. So good.
  • Binge listening to "Magic Lessons", a podcast by Elizabeth Gilbert 
  • Watching the girls at their swimming lessons
  • A cafe mocha treat
  • Hugs from my girls
Hope there have been lots of happy moments in your week, friends. Have a wonderful weekend.

(My focus for this year is: Now is Now. Read more about it here)


    1. My week was a bit stressful, so I've decided to follow your advice and make a list of the happy moments to get my energy back. Irune

      1. I find this practice to be very helpful. Wishing you peace.