Right now I am feeling a bit…crap.
I have not been well for the last 2-3 weeks and have been doing the bare minimum for this time.
When you do less your days tend to become a tad…ordinary.
I am napping and reading and resting and relaxing – it all sounds one step above a coma really.
In between I am walking the dog, exercising a day or two each week, and hanging with my kids (when I am not dozing).
Thankfully in between the moments of melancholy (I am a bit of a drama queen even in my own mind) I am still finding joy.
I am lighting more scented candles than ever before. the simple act of striking the match makes me smile. I have also always loved that post blow out smokey smell.
With Spring on the horizon there has been a return of butterflies in our garden and on the walk to school. I cannot express enough how much they lift me with their delicate spirit.
Books, books and more books. I fall asleep mid-read at times, but with a bookcase filled to the top, a library nearby and a massive stash on my ipad I could be holed up in bed for months and never be alone. (not that I intend to explore that idea)
Strawberries. It seems early this year for prices to already be so low, but we are stocking up on fresh berries and eating them daily.
A new water bottle – bright orange. One of my odd symptoms is unquenchable thirst. If I am going to be downing 3+ liters of water a day it is so nice to keep looking at a cheery colour. I think it actually matches the orange in my blog header!
Friends – always grateful for friends. Enough said.
Watching my children create all week long – garden fairy houses, an Asian garden for a school project, songs written and dances choreographed.
So even in less than great times there is joy in the ordinary.
What are you grateful for this week?
Find your simple,