I must say, I did not practice yoga or meditate or even read a good book yesterday. I stayed in pjs. I went out for a coffee and that's it. Meh. Sometimes you have to let it all out, or else it turns into cancer (just sayin).
But before I let my whininess get out of control I wrote down a list of things that I'm grateful for that even Oprah would be proud of.
What i'm grateful for right now:
|last fall in Arnold Arboretum, Boston '09|
\ every day with Ben, it makes it all worth it
\ my basil plant
\ daily yoga practice
\ time to read for fun
\ my camera
\ my health and that of my loved ones
\ online communities and social media
\ feeling safe in my neighborhood
\ phone calls with old friends
\ cheap candles that smell like autumn
\ long days of sunshine
\ yelp elite status
\ living near starbucks
\ saturdays- a whole day with Ben!
\ bike rides
\ having time and a bigger kitchen to bake in
|cupcakes October '09|
I also decided to write a list of things that make me happy and that I can turn to in NOLA when i'm feelin down (yah, it's repetitive- i don't care because i love lists!):
b time with Ben
b a good book
b walks outside
b baking something new
b calling a friend
b riding my bike
b sending letters
b helping others/making connections
b the tv show scrubs
b making lists....
|flowers from Gramme B. Dec '09|
Thanks to everyone who read my holiday heartache post and reached out to me. I appreciate it! Ben and I will welcome anyone who wants to over to our house for Thanksgiving and I'll cook up a huge meal! Also, we laughed last night about how fun Christmas was a few years ago when we had to stay alone in Boston because of my job :P
Hope you're making peace with your "let-downs" today!