Gratitude Gems

cake

Lou’s birthday party – made her a rainbow cake, there were no real dramas, the food was pretty, made rainbow fruit

Feeling like I’m putting my life back together

finding a good balance

using daily goals

keeping track of the food I eat. I’m not even making changes, but just knowing I’m tracking it helps me to feel that it’s not out of control

One Line a Day: A Five Year Memory Book (Diary)

Started to write 3 good things that happened each day in my one line a day diary, that actually has more than one line, luckily

reading Mimi by Lucy Ellmann

being insipred by Martin Parr

and William Eggleston

raiding magnum photos to see who jumps out at me at the moment

The dog’s been really cuddly – he knows when I’ve been feeling down

feeling wanted and valued

we might have found a van! And I’m in love with it already, am hoping to god we get it

eating really good sweet pineapple at Lou’s party. It reminded me it’s not always the stuff that makes my tongue go numb

remembering the time with Tara and Lauren in yonkers when we went to a party, and the house was so big they had a secret staircase. The pineapple made my tongue feel like a sponge

My tattoo! This is important. Keep trying, don't let them make you feel trapped, or exhausted, or hopeless. There's so much more than this. Hold on. <3:

being really upset by the comments Natalie gave me, knowing everything I’ve done for her, the support I’ve given her, and the times I’ve covered for her when work wanted to know where she was. By the end of the day, once home with Tony, I realised that I’m not going to swipe back, I’m not going to do anything to spite her, I’m not going to get my own back. I’m going to focus on my own life, and being happy. I can’t waste it worrying about someone making crap up about me at work because of their own insecurities. I need to get on and enjoy my life. Not let her drag me down to her level. I’ll never be as low as that, I’ll never use someone else to make myself look better the way she has I’ll just let karma and the universe catch up with her, because sooner or later it really will, and I’ll know it’s not on my hands

Just yes!:

realising that work isn’t what life’s about. It’s a bonus if you enjoy it. But life’s about the people you love, the experiences you have, and the memories you make. Life is so fleeting, it’ll be gone before I know it. As said in Mimi, life should be about pleasure. About rainbow skies, warm summer nights, reflections of the moon in puddles, seeing stars. Travelling, the smell of new places, having someone you love at your side. Robins, cats sunbathing dogs smiling, kids laughing – that infectious unrestrained sound is better than music. And music. Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, UB40, Rudimental, Sara Bareilles, Alexandra O’Neal, the Manor. Holding your palm spread out against someone else’s, the feeling and wonder of physical contact, someone touching your arm affectionately, Tony rubbing him thumb over mine. Remembering teenage innocence and purity, looking back and seeing I’ve matured into a woman. Being at Lou’s birthday party and being surrounded by childhood friends, including Emma, who introduced me to Tony, and wondering where the time went, and how everything and nothing changes all at once.

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