Looking back to last year, its kind of amazing to me how much has changed. I often find myself impatient with each passing week. Wishing that the results from all the hard work I put in will finally reveal themselves. What I realized by looking back, is that the results are already here. They are happening every day. I’m changing. The world around me is changing. Life is inching along hour by hour.
Big changes will never reveal themselves because they actually happen a tiny bit at a time eventually resulting in a large shift. The best I can do is try to recognize each tiny bit for the blessing that it is, and be grateful that I’m moving in the right direction, even if it is seemingly at 1mph. So, that’s what I’m going to do. Here’s my Great List for the week.
1. One thing I really miss about last year is having Friday’s off to take the dogs to the beach. Since I’m unable to do that at this particular moment in time, I try to make it up to them in other ways. This week, I took Olive with me to some appointments I had, and on all my errands. I stopped by my friends store to buy a gift and she suggested a great local dog park I could take Olive to. We swung by and it was not only packed with fun dogs, but beautiful as well. Olive enjoyed her play time, and I enjoyed the midday respite from my to-do list.
2. Hellooooooo summer! Not only is daylight savings time (my favorite time of year) finally here, but the weather in San Diego has been down right summery. I actually laid out in a bathing suit last weekend! I am so excited for all things summer: gardening, bike riding, the beach……..I love having something to look forward to.
3. I got the cutest postcard from my 7 year old nephew this week thanking us for the birthday money we sent him. “Thank you for the money. I was able to get Magna Force. I love it! Love, Luke”. First of all, little kid handwriting is the cutest thing ever. Secondly, I love that my brother and SIL made him use his own money to buy his own toy. So frickin’ awesome. This is definitely going on the bulletin board in my office.
That’s all I’ve got for you this week. It’s not that I don’t have more to be grateful for, because there is ALWAYS something else, it’s just that these are the things that really stood out to me this week, and are what is making my heart happy at this moment, so I’ll just stick with that.
I’d like to wish my buddy Carson a very happy FIRST birthday today, and please keep your fingers crossed for my VERY pregnant sister in law. Hopefully I’ll have news of a brand new niece to share with you next week! Have a great weekend everyone.