Friday, November 30, 2012

Gratitude Day 30 - Grateful for the Cold

Today I'm grateful for the cold air. When I step outside and breathe it in I feel like my entire body is being energized and stimulated. It wakes me up. 

Cold weather is not my favorite but it certainly has some benefits! And by being grateful for it I can realize those benefits.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Gratitude Day 29 - Thankful for Homemade Veggie Soup

Today I'm thankful that I took the time last night to make homemade veggie soup. This stuff is seriously soup of the gods. I feel nourished and healed when I eat it. And I'm grateful that it yields a ton of leftovers!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Gratitude Day 28 - Grateful for Facebook

So after a few days of not logging onto to Facebook in order to not procrastinate all the work I need to get done, I logged on this evening to find amazing posts of gratitude, inspiration and positivity. Wow is all I can say. And thank you Facebook for providing a way for me to be connected to all this goodness.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Gratitude Day 27 - Thankful for Tuna Salad

Tonight I'm thankful for my quick and easy dinner of tuna salad. And the wonderful dude that made it for me.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Gratitude Day 26 - Grateful for Monday

Today I'm grateful for Monday. Mondays can suck. The weekend is over. Back to the grind. I didn't say that I necessarily look forward to Monday. But, once it's here, I tend to look at Monday as the first day of the week, a fresh start, the day to ramp up the week. The day to set the tone for what will hopefully be a productive week. So, thank you Monday for always being here to give my week a fresh start.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Gratitude Day 25 - Grateful for Leftovers

I think this title says it all. So, so grateful for leftovers. I really haven't had to cook since Thursday. And I'm a-ok with that!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Gratitude Day 24 - Grateful for Awareness

Today I'm grateful for awareness, specifically awareness of knowing what I need to do to nurture myself. It's been a very, very busy month. Lots of photo shoots which means lots of weekend work. 

Tonight we had an invitation to a surprise birthday party for a friend. Back in October I rsvp'd yes because at that time I had NO photo shoots lined up! We were psyched to see a bunch of people we hadn't seen in so very long. But then my scheduled started filling up, and my energy reserves started dwindling.

Thanksgiving was a full day of cooking and being "on." Friday was our anniversary which meant more indulging in wine. And now here it is Saturday evening and I am beat AND I have more shoots tomorrow, early too.

I had to make the call to not go to the party. It was tough. But I needed some rest and relaxation and I needed to prep for tomorrow. 

My awareness that I needed to stay home and take care of things, primarily myself had to be listened to. 

Of course, when I bail on things like this I always feel like I'm missing out. Usually I'm not. But this time I did! Turns out it was not only a surprise birthday, but a surprise marriage proposal and a surprise wedding. We missed out for sure. 

But even though we missed out I still felt much better about being home. So I'm also grateful for listening to my intuition.