noticing # 60

Slow Saturday afternoon. I’m enjoying a cup of tea and wondering around. I’ve already bought all the Christmas gifts. Waiting for them to be delivered. I can’t deal with the mall crowd these days, so it’s much easier to get everything online. 

I opted for simple and meaningful gifts, mostly handmade items from small online shops. I know they are made with love and intention, and at the same time, I’m making the maker and the receiver happy.  

I shortened the list too. Outside of my family, I’m only getting gifts for 3 co-workers and my personal trainer. These are people I see every day and are always there for me. 

Noticing how making life simple is rewarding!

E. 

noticing # 58

Cheerful! I’ll try to be cheerful for now on, I was turning myself into a bitter woman. This year hasn’t been easy for me, so I started to live in a defense mode, thinking that everybody was against me. I was hurting myself and hurting loved ones. These last weeks were horrible, I completely lost mind.

I started an online writing course on Monday, Write 21.  We need to focus on just one thing for 21 days, something we want to accomplish, to get better on …, I’ve recognized that I need to rescue myself back from the darkness, and one way to do it is being cheerful towards others and mainly towards me. 

To my surprise, it’s working! I’m feeling much better. In these 2 days I’m practicing to be cheerful, I’ve talked with people that before I only said hello and turn my face away, I’ve smiled more, I let go of bad thoughts, and I’m not bringing work problems to home. I’m not sure how long it will last but I’m trying to make being ‘cheerful’ a habit! 

Have a nice Friday my friends!