I’m 1 week in to my 366 Gratitude Journal, and while I didn’t post yesterday’s gratitude yet, it doesn’t mean I didn’t feel it. I will catch up tonight with yesterday’s and today’s.
This morning, I had an “ah-ha!” kind of moment. A light bulb moment, if you will. My husband, son and I went to a local surf club for breakfast. My husband is still on holidays and doesn’t go back until next Monday. We hadn’t been to this surf club before, and it did not disappoint! The view was spectacular and food amazing (my stomach is rumbling just remembering it).
During breakfast I said, “It makes it easier to go to work this afternoon after spending the morning like this.” Watching the waves crash on the rocks, a hot coffee in my hands, planes flying by (which wasn’t nearly as obnoxious as you would think. In 1 hour we saw 3), my family there with me, it was relaxing and peaceful.
After breakfast we went for a walk (hubby and I walked, Nick ran, and occasionally we ran to catch up to him!) along the beach, and splashed in the shallow water, enjoying the perfect weather. I wished we had taken our swimsuits and towels, a quick swim would have been a perfect way to end the visit.
On the way home, my husband said, “I wish you didn’t have to go to work this afternoon.” The old me would have responded, “Me too. What a pain in the arse. I hate it.”
The new me, the grateful me, thought, “Eh, it’s not so bad, I’ve had an awesome morning!” I was feeling refreshed, my emotional bank account topped up a bit. I was ready to go to work with a clearer mind and heart. These few hours of contentment, joy, peace, are what it is all about. Making sure you have more of these moments that fill you up, make you ready to face the rest of your responsibilities and chores, like work.
I didn’t really understand how gratitude was going to change me until it slapped me in the face today. And it’s only been a week. I think I may have just found the secret to life.
Sharing today with Jess at Diary of a Stay At Home Mum for IBOT