day 5: bandages, sunshine and sitting at my new desk

Well, it is bloody cold outside. The thermometer says -21C and with the wind it is minus a million. I am still going out with my camera because the sun is shining today…. with an extra layer of thermal underwear on though!

today I am thankful for:

1. sunshine
2. that my body heals quickly (cut my hand yesterday on a broken glass but it’s healing nicely)
3. my new desk
4. warm clothes in layers and a good pair of boots to stomp around in the snow with

I have noticed how the concept of 30 days of gratitude is spreading… little lists are popping up here and there. I think that’s wonderful. I have never kept a gratitude journal before or kept track anywhere the things that I am grateful for. The practice of mindfulness and gratitude for me go hand in hand. I like the idea of making the practice more ‘concrete’ for a short period of time  (or however long it is meant to be) because then, I will be able to look back on the lists and appreciate where I was at that particular moment in time. Plus it’s just fun. It’s fun to be able to share a note about the things that make me appreciate my life. I know that it will help me to be kinder and more compassionate towards myself on those days when I am being particularly ruthless and am feeling low. There are only upsides in doing this as far as I am concerned.

Time to go out and enjoy the sunshine.



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