Please-and-Thank-you…life’s staples! Thank you for stopping by and please feel free to add your own tidbits of thankfulness below.
This week, I’m grateful for…
Sunday morning at Brickfields
Zero Waste Home I love her motto. And I love it even more that she lives this way in such a stylish home! Swoon, StyleSister! And she’s French!!
Silverbeet at breakfast with my eggs layered over it, and at dinner with my lamb chops sitting a-top.
Wholefood Warriors’ sprouted, vegan pancakes with a savoury filling of veggies, meat, salad, fresh herbs, hummus and chilli. Having it for breakfast? Even better!
The sweet guy who checked that I knew Mario as he had seen M wander off with my iPhone while I was ordering coffee! Kind and caring folk do exist!
Spending time with my li’l brother.
Being more mindful of waste, and doing my bit to reduce! I am determined to follow this path, a start of which I’ve already made. Now looking forward to sourcing places where I can buy my milk in refillable glass bottles!
My new followers on lieslg! Welcome lovelies ─ you totally make my day, & not in a numbers kind of way, it’s rather that you like what I am saying here. Bless you.
Brown-glass apothecary-like bottles.
My valiant attempt at reducing rather than simply de-cluttering! Also, mindful de-cluttering!!
Sarah Wilson and her i-quit-sugar-movement. Not only is it educational (& confronting!) it is also a beacon of light, and something to which to aspire. Addendum: I fail all the time in sticking to sugar-free. I am so attached to sugar (and not the kind you may think either!) without even having known it. But knowledge truly is empowering and once you know, you do have to make choices based on that (confronting!) knowledge. Having said that, I no longer berate myself when I trip over (mouth first onto that chocolate bar!) I just move on and try again. I know (as with a lot of things these days) that the switch will click over and things will just be……the road of endeavour indeed pays off. I’m yet to use the i-quit-sugar chocolate cookbook, but I am excited about giving it a wholehearted shot. Did I mention that I am determined to transition into this tribe? Well, I am determined! Plunge in and Prosper I say!
Fresh laundry…yes, it makes my heart sing!
Impromptu styling at home…I’m pretty sure it’s a calling!
Kayaking! I tried it for the first time, a week ago, and it was pretty awesome, and easier than I thought!
Bloglovin’! The interface ─ it’s so much better than Google Reader. My import is now also complete, so I can happily tick that one, off my infamous to-do list!
Inspiration hitting me mid-something-else! And this usually means that another thing also gets done, created, produced. Can’t not be happy with that.
Last season’s inexpensive, cobalt-blue, part-cashmere pullover, from Zara, keeping me warm on Sydney’s first real cold day!
Repurposing! This perspex container used to be my tissue box, until one of the tiny screws of the lid fell out. My intention was to replace it, but then I happened upon the “reduce & re-use” train of thought, and decided that I no longer needed to buy tissues, at least not for every room in the house! And just like that, my erstwhile tissue box made the move to my kitchen, and my tomatoes are very happy!
Bulk shopping at my local co-op! So good to stick to the Refuse, Reduce + Re-use motto. I’m getting there and loving the process.
Good Japanese for an impromptu lunch.
Hanging out with friends ─ impromptu and midweek, the best!
Nettle tea and homemade chocolate.
Re-visiting my old jewellery!
Getting ready to sell some of my things on Gumtree. Here’s a snippet…
Revelations or a-ha moments, and coming to them very simply…while doing the dishes!
Letting go ─ of what you think you want and need, of how you think it should be or unfold; letting go of the expectations, and the struggle.
Acceptance…of everything ─ self, circumstance, thoughts, situations, people…accepting and then simply being grateful for how it is right now. NOTE: Acceptance is very different to giving up, so please know that.
“No amount of self-improvement can make up for a lack of self-acceptance”
What are you thankful for this week?