Gratitude Journal #54

Card Reading
My friend popped over the coffee early in the week and brought with her a pack of tarot cards to do a reading for me.  Card reading is something I've always been interested in and as its something she is interested in improving in, I thought I jumped at the chance to do it.  

Now I know tarot cards and readings and anything spiritual like that is seen by a lot of people as nonsense, that's fine.  I'm in two minds but I do love learning and talking about anything spiritual.  Even if it isn't 'real', it was interesting and has pointed me towards a couple of areas in my life that I am already trying to focus and work on.

We had our new boiler fitted a few weeks ago and as it has started to get colder, I am extremely grateful for it as the house is toasty and warm.

Kitchen Progress
The kitchen is painted! We were lucky that D was passing B&Q and just popped in on the off chance that they had taken delivery of the base paint we needed.  They had one pot and we took it! Bar the skirting board, that's the painting done.  This weekend he has made a start on the floor and it looks amazing. We went for herringbone and it looks even nicer than I imagined. 

Coffee Date
I started my week with a coffee date with my friend L and our mutual friend, L.  We met at the local garden centre and it was just bloomin' lovely.  I didn't realise how similar our outlooks were and just how well we all would get on. I came away from it (three and a bit hours later, whoops!) feeling really positive and revived and I can't wait until the next time we can do it again.

And, because it isn't all about the big stuff:

The girls playing really well together for most of the weekend.

Getting some bulbs planted up ready for spring - hyacinth, tulips and daffodils.  

D coming home early to stay with T whilst I took E to football and dance. 

Mum healing well from her foot op. 

A delicious work breakfast - porridge with cinnamon and a good dollop of peanut butter.  The perfect way to start the day!

Getting myself a new pair of jeans and a thick, warm coat ready for winter. 

Receiving reassurance from my MiL with a really kind comment about a parenting decision that I was fretting a little over. 

Taking a few minutes out of my day to concentrate on the good things has become part of my daily routine and I've found it really has helped to improve my mindset.  I came across this quote a few days ago and wanted to share it: 

"No matter what the situation is... close your eyes and think of all the things in your life you could be grateful for right now"  
(Deepak Chopra)

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