I’ve decided to start a new series – not to be like everyone else, but to give myself the motivation to be a tad more,
organised, committed (not the locked-up kind!) I’ve been a bit irregular in posting and I want to give it a try to see if I will be motivated enough to keep it up!
This afternoon, as my poor hubby was ripping out the wall and carpet to determine just how bad the damage from the leaky pipe was, I was doing the dishes and watching the last half-hour of Oprah with Eckert Tolle, discussing chapter 7 of his book A New Earth and this programme was followed by Life Story Project (Damn! Wish I’d thought of such a project!) – I only watched the first fifteen minutes or so but I was filled with warmth and emotion – yeah, I’m quite the mushy wuss at times! It got me to thinking (yes, this could be dangerous!) and I suddenly felt the urge to start my own project of sorts.
I already write five things I’m grateful for every night before I go to bed. Yes, there are nights where I’m just grateful that I remembered to set the coffee machine to start just before I wake up! There are others where I’m grateful for bigger things such as being able to call up my sisters or mother to just say “hello” and knowing that if I need them – for anything – they will be there as soon as they can.
I have chosen Sunday for this project because it is the start of a new week whilst being the ending of another. A bridge of sorts filled with nothing but positive. Win-Win! There will be no set number of things and I’m sure the list will be longer on some and shorter on others. The important thing is, to take the time to truly appreciate what I have.
Today’s list is, in absolutely no order of importance, the following:
Having a handyman for a husband who can fix leaks and breaks and whatever else needs fixing in this house, saving us the cost of hiring a professional.
Being able to walk my dog every day, camera in hand, which opens my eyes to my surroundings and helps me discover my hometown.
Being able to go out with friends by myself, knowing there is trust and no jealousy awaiting me when I return.
Having a good set of friends that we meet with regularly and truly enjoy.
The friendships that have been formed in this world of blogging.