Weekend Coffee Share – Gratitude

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I think I would choose to have our virtual coffee date on the top of a mountain today (photo above taken at Hilltop Campground, Mount Charleston, Nevada.) Why? Because I can! Would you like some coffee and conversation, with a beautiful view? Great! Nothing can compete with coffee made over the campfire!

This has been a somewhat thought provoking week. I worked overtime a few days last week, and I worked Saturday, so my new week started with slightly less energy levels than normal. It was all because of unexpected circumstances, and not voluntary overtime. It happens. We just do the best we can. In the beginning of the week one of my friends passed away. She had cancer and it wasn’t a surprise. Still devastating in its own way. She was an inspiring woman, and an amazing person. Later during the week I had reasons to be grateful for the peaceful home we have, where yelling, name calling, and disrespectful behavior doesn’t exist.

All this have been heavy on my mind. I’ve been doing a lot of meditating this week. It helped. I used to write a gratitude journal. For some reason I stopped, I still think of the five things I’m most grateful for before going to bed, and the first thing I do before getting out of bed in the morning, but I haven’t written it down lately. I decided to start again. I’m going to write down something I am grateful for every day, in a physical book. Maybe do a short summary in my coffee shares? Probably not every week, but once in a while.

Today I am extremely grateful for my good health. I will do almost anything to stay healthy; including making sure we (my daughter and I) live in a thriving environment, that we eat healthy, get adequate rest and exercise. This is something I’ve been giving a lot of thought this week. I always do, but more than usual. I NEED to stay healthy, to be able to take care of my daughter, and myself. The thought of challenges in this area scares me more than anything else. I don’t feel that I have anyone reliable that would be there for us. I prefer not to dwell on that, but at the same time I’m working very hard to make sure that we will do well.

I am grateful that I have income that allows me to provide a good life for my daughter.

I am grateful that I have a vehicle that runs and drives.

I am grateful for the bliss of another weekend.

I am grateful for the love and kindness in my life, my family and friends.

I am grateful for the amazing nature that surrounds us. All the adventures ahead.

I am grateful for life…I feel an immense sense of gratitude in my heart.

I am grateful that my daughter is doing better in school, all the hard work is starting to pay off.

..and of course I am very grateful for my faithful German Shepherd who is just the most awesome, faithful, loving dog I could ever wish for.

When we had coffee last week I mentioned that I was going to put together a new loft bed for my daughter. I did. This is how it turned out.

She absolutely LOVES it! Which makes me very happy of course. She has now turned the space underneath into her own little art corner.

How about another cup of coffee? Isn’t the view just breathtaking here on this mountain top? We need to get back here often!

How is your week so far? What’s going on in your universe? I hope everything is well with you and your loved ones. Do you have anything fun plans for the weekend?

I have some ideas for the weekend, but nothing set in stone. There’s a hot air balloon festival 1.5 hour away, there’s some trails that I want to explore, and some trail riding businesses that I’ve looked into. Perhaps we need a spontaneous camping trip somewhere? We’ll see, my daughter have several art projects she’s working on, I might just let her indulge in them, and get some kind of hike in when we need to get out of the house. I’ve been working on my online photo gallery this week, and I’m going to spend some more time doing that this weekend. I’ve been pretty good at writing a couple posts here on the blog every week, but I’m behind when it comes to uploading the best photos to my gallery. I’m almost where I need to be, I only have to put in a couple more hours of work to get there, An easy fix. I’ll take care of that this morning, to get it out of the way.

I wish you a fabulous weekend!

Love,

Ms Zen