I have had a bit of an up & down week so I am particularly grateful that we are the week's end. Tick
I got some things sorted with some deadlines I had. Tick.
I didn't do as much moving as I would have liked and I really noticed how it made me feel. Not so good. Cross.
I managed to get some cleaning done that has been bugging me. Tick.
I celebrated with some mates when my littlest independently left me to sit on the mat at school for the very first time. Tick.
I didn't get the laundry sorted. Cross.
I found this film that I really want to see. Tick
I sent some emails with some proposals that were a bit scary to send off & then had really positive responses. Tick.
I woke up with my friend next to me after him being away for a bit. Tick.
I found a way our family can give real help to Asylum seekers in Melbourne via Bike & Bike helmet donations. (click here for more info) Tick.
It's good to give ourselves a bit of time to reflect. It helps clarify things. It helps to see that there is way more good than bad.
Sometimes it is only giving ourselves time that we really notice that.
There is and has been quite a lot of bad around. Some in the news, some in government, some with friends. It is easy to let it swallow us really. It feels really big- all this bad. Really really BIG.
But if we stop to reflect it can help sift out the little things, the daily things, the GOOD things that so often go missing- but they are the things that really do matter. They are things so close to us that really have an effect on our day to day.
Ticks and Crosses.
Do you give yourself time to reflect?
Have you got cooking plans this weekend or other exciting plans?
I hope your weekend gets a really BIG TICK!
I am going to give Paola's ITALIAN BAKED RICOTTA CAKE a go.
|image via Italy on My mind|
I have admired her for a long time and her food & general outlook inspire me. Do visit her and see for yourself!
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