As a slow-moving, slow-thinking, stay-at-homer, living without the aid of a Fitbit to keep track of myself, I am inclined to fall into the habit of believing that my day’s achievements equal little more than washing out and washing in; and that’s on a relatively well-organized day. 😀 However, if I stop for a moment and put on my old-fashioned considering cap , I slowly begin to understand that I have been achieving. Indeed, almost over-achieving 😉 .
For example, in this past first week of the New Year, I have, amongst other things, baked two delicious cakes, a loaf of yogurt bread, and two hearty desserts. I have been on some favourite summertime walks. I have caught up with most of my blog reading and commenting. And I have decluttered the inner workings of my faithful old Toshiba laptop so that it performs faster and more efficiently than it has done in years. Hooray! Oh, and, let’s not forget, I have given my husband a handsome haircut. ( It’s taken me more than thirty years to get up the courage to take on the haircutting! )
But of more importance, and beyond any of these achievements, has been my week of keeping tabs on my BEING; specifically on my Grateful Being. Many people write a gratitude journal but this is the first time I have done so. It was much harder work than I expected, but I am pleased I persevered with it.
So, if you have a moment to spare, draw up a chair, put on your considering caps, and make what you will of my 7 days of random gratitudes.
Here I go….. grateful for
and grateful, too, for my new Nextbook, for my ability to sleep soundly through the Wilberforce earthquake, and grateful for the fact that our Christmases don’t all come at once.
My final gratitude is reserved for the wonderful weeds that grow like flowers in my garden.