Sunday, February 28, 2010

Gratitude #7

Today I'm grateful that this cold hasn't blocked my ears too badly. I'm very, very grateful for throat lozenges. I'm grateful that my house is still on this hill and hasn't been felled by an earth quake, and I'm grateful that the city below me hasn't been washed away by a tsunami.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Gratitude #6

Today I am grateful for a lie in. I am grateful for a stunning late summer/early autumn day. I am grateful for time spent in the garden, and for a huge pile of stuff in the hallway ready to be taken to the tip shop. Clearing out feels good!

I am grateful for Mavericks pizza, stone fruit, and Whittakers Dark Ghana chocolate.

Most of all though, I am grateful for a small patch of calm.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Splore 2010

The evenings were THAT beautiful.

Gratitude #5

Today I am grateful for Neuro-Psychologists who listen, for beautiful Wellington late-summer/early autumn weather, for cider and a quiet afternoon on the sofa.

I am grateful for Fridays and for the opportunity to sleep in on a Saturday morning. I am grateful for clean washing blowing on the line.

I am grateful for being the intelligent, determined and motivated person I am, and for all of the successes I have created in my life. I am grateful for having the strength to take the chance to succeed against the challenges that face me. I am grateful for the opportunity to become even stronger and more awesome.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Gratitude #4

No pretty pictures today. However I am grateful for a good night's sleep, for snuggly cats, for rain at the end of a hot, still day and for a better day at work.

I'm also grateful for a husband who, when I walk in the door, asks if I want Indian for dinner, when I'd just spent the whole bus ride home thinking that very thing.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Gratitude #3

Tree Of Life
Originally uploaded by Amber P.
I am grateful for the Tree of Life, for maintaining the floral lei industry, for being so damn beautiful, for providing the festival with a focal point, for its shade and for being the place where it was always possible to find a lost friend.

Gratitude #2

heading down
Originally uploaded by Spore Design
Today I am also grateful for eyesight that, while wonky, still allows me to take in beautiful scenes such as this.

Gratitude #1

Originally uploaded by Spore Design
Today I am grateful for watermelon given away for free on a hot summer day.

Saturday, February 13, 2010