The simple things

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by Debra Dane on August 16, 2013

in Personal Development and Inspiration

This week has been up and down. I actually wrote a gratitude post yesterday but it was barely clinging to the positive side. PMS and a change in the weather made Wednesday a horrible day, clouding over the whole week.

I am grateful that by Thursday I felt the mood pass along with the rain. So strange to have my emotions mirror the weather, but this week that us exactly how it went.

Full of energy and sunshine on Monday.

Warm on Tuesday with breezes blowing in.

Clouds and rain by Wednesday.

A clearing on Thursday.

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In a week of ups and downs I am grateful for the simple things that kept me going.

Cuddles

Great books and staying up way too late reading until I cannot keep my eyes open.

The monthly resupply of magazines on my ipad as all my subscriptions update.

Great TV viewing.

Flowers everywhere in so many colours and varieties.

The first big butterfly dancing around me as I sat and wrote on our back deck – early Spring is here ahead of schedule, the temperatures have been in the mid to high 20s all week.

Back to wearing Birkenstocks. (although still cold at night, warm socks and long PJs)

Laying on a picnic blanket with my dog and looking up for a different view of the massive tree in our yard.

Babysitting for my friend’s new puppy while she is at work.

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Dinner out with friends.

Skype chats.

Burning beautiful melts while I worked this week. Remembering to do this!

The delicious smell after I blow out the match.

An abundance of strawberries and knowing we will be gorging on them for months to come.

King size bed – comfortable even with extra guests like a dog one night and a 10 year old another.

Bright colours.

Music.

My girls.

 

What are you grateful for this week?

 

Find your simple,

Deb xx

 

Linking up with Kylie for 52 weeks of grateful.

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Evelyn Jones August 16, 2013 at 11:00 am

It’s always the simple things that I remember the most :)
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Debra Dane August 22, 2013 at 9:09 pm

That is wonderful Evelyn – i think at the end of the day that is what we really have.
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Kelly August 16, 2013 at 9:02 pm

Great list Deb. I love how sometimes the simplest of things bring the most joy. Have a lovely weekend :)

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Debra Dane August 22, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Thanks Kelly – I also love that by stopping to capture them here I am reminded to savour them a little
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Lisa@RandomActsOfZen August 19, 2013 at 11:30 am

I love that we celebrate the simple things, Deb!
Evie’s little friend looks right at home there :) x
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Debra Dane August 22, 2013 at 9:11 pm

She was here again today and just watching them nap together on Evie’s bed made my heart swell – sweetest thing ever
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kirri @kirri white coaching August 20, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Such a cute photo of the two dogs together. Loved the story and the photo in the paper as well x
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Debra Dane August 22, 2013 at 9:11 pm

Thanks hon – love her so much
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Kylie @ Octavia and Vicky August 22, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Isn’t it amazing how powerful our moods are and how they change so swiftly? I am in a very bad mood right now. But it will pass.
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Debra Dane August 22, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Hope you are feeling better this evening – i do wish i had more even moods, but thank goodness it does eventually pass xxx
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