I read somewhere at my yoga studio that they are doing a ‘Month of Gratefulness’ board. I didn’t see too much more but it reminded me about the importance of being thankful for all of the good things in my life. Obviously, there are the big things…I am healthy,surrounded by family, about to marry my best friend, and happy! But there are also the little things from day to day that I am grateful for. An email from a friend, that first bite of expensive dark chocolate, a cuddle from Cooper, or a beautiful sunrise.
I started my month Saturday with our kids yoga class. It’s a great group of kids and we had tons of fun playing in the leaves, celebrating fall, and stretching tight hamstrings before hibernating during our relaxation.
Afterwards, I met two of my close high school friends for lunch before uncorking a delicious Napa wine with the BOY for a quiet dinner in. Sunday began with an intense and exhausting hot yoga class. Then, I was off to the St. Jude Fashion Show with my Mom and a group of ladies. If you remember, my mom and I volunteered here last year and decided that we wanted to participate this year. We recruited 8 other people to share our table and celebrate the efforts of this magnificent hospital.
One of the most exciting parts (especially since nobody at our table won a raffle) was getting a bright red hair streak for donating to St. Jude. I’m not gonna lie, it’s super fun and matched my red dress perfectly!
This morning was a busy one (exercising and cleaning) and then I worked a half day. I’m taking Thursday off to watch the BOY get sworn into the Illinois State Bar Association (can you say super grateful for this?!), so I caught up on a few patients today. I should add that I am grateful for generous and kind coworkers as well. My month is off to a fantastic start (even though one person in this household isn’t handling Daylight Savings time so well).
This would be Cooper singing for his dinner 90 minutes early last night. The BOY and I were both trying to study and couldn’t stop laughing at his emotional attempts to elicit an early dinner. I am so grateful for laughter! Speaking of dinner…here is the game plan this week!
Meal Planning 11/03/14
Monday: Crockpot Chicken Curry
Tuesday: Grilled Shrimp and Veggies
Wednesday: Parmesan Chicken with Roasted Romaine
Thursday: TBD (we both have the day off!)
With so much to be grateful this month, I’m going to try my best to appreciate the little things and celebrate the big things.
What are you grateful for?