Appreciation Day 6/28

This all started over a FaceTime chat with my dear friend Deane.

She had the idea of doing a 28 day challenge and to share it amongst friends.

Hers is along health, fitness, family, friends and self care.

I wanted to draw again.

I am thankful for long distance friends.

And thankful for FaceTime that allows us to connect.

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Appreciation Day 1/28

My friend is doing a 28 Day Challenge, and I said I’d join by doing 28 days of drawings of things that I appreciate.

I have been drawing, just a bit behind on the posting.

I want to thank my GG Running Club members and our coach for giving me the chance to appreciate how fun it is to run. And how great it feels to be able to run.

I may not be running that fast or that far yet, but at least I am running!

Some I love yous are too complicated…

Perhaps I have not learnt to appreciate certain styles of poetry, I find it personal and very subjective when it comes to sharing poetry.

Either you love it or you don’t, or perhaps you just don’t get it.

It’s similar to saying I love you, either the feeling is reciprocated, or not, or perhaps you just don’t get it.

Similar to songs.

You love it, get it and appreciate it.

Or it simply makes no sense to you.

Little Stoic Warrior

I overheard a conversation between a little boy and his little brother today whilst walking along the subway platform, they were holding hands.

I will let the pictures tell you this very short story.

Little Things #3: Lost My Sparkle

Last week was a tough week for me.

Had a lot on my mind, a few challenges that had to be dealt with, and on top of it all, I had been travelling quite a bit, and I was probably quite homesick.

And someone noticed.

I had lost my usual sparkle.

I had not expected anyone to notice.

And it was sweet that someone cared enough to say something and ask me about it.

It’s little things like this that make a huge difference to someone.

When someone messages you and asks, “is everything ok?”

When someone makes an effort to make you laugh at the end of a tough day.

When someone suggests watching a funny movie to change your mood.

When someone just cares enough to do something about it.

I think I got my sparkle back this week.

Thank you for caring enough.

Calendar Meditations

I spend a lot of time staring at my calendar.

The calendar on my wall.

On my phone.

On my iPad.

On my computer screen.

Sometimes this brings me a sense of calm.

It allows me to see how my life will pan out in the coming days, weeks and months.

Sometimes this brings a slight panic that starts to well up deep inside.

It shows me how my life might or might not be in the coming days, weeks and months.

So I remind myself.

Manage what is within your control.

The rest, let it go.

All that and more, goes on in my mind when you see me staring at my calendar.

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Some days are just filled with as much frustration as there are things to be grateful for.

It’s better to find sweetness in those small moments than to let the disappointments get you down.

I can do this.

Be The Light

It’s Sunday.

Be ready for the new week like you are LIGHT itself.

I am not happy

I am insouciant.

Why settle for happy when you can be insouciant?