Weekly Gratitude 2020 4/52

2020 gratitude

Happy Sunday everyone! I just got back home a couple of hours ago from the South Coast of NSW – my friends and I went down and stayed in Manyana which is near Lake Conjola which was one of the areas badly hit by the fires. It really hit home how bad the destruction was. In any case, I do know I want to head back there a few times at least later this year. For now, it’s time to look back at all that I’m grateful for from 19th January to 25th January 2020:

Meal prepping for the week after what seems like a long time

Reading on the waterfront

Receiving a birthday card from my friend VP and my sister

Having the flexibility to work remotely in order to help out a friend

Catching up with a couple of friends on Tuesday

Figuring out a program at work and feeling good about it

Having a ‘Dogs and doughnuts’ day at work and enjoy all the dog-love in the office

Beach swim mid-week

Lovely Friday night out with  drinks, dinner, live music and good company

Driving down to the South Coast on Saturday and enjoying being in my spirit home

Great company and laughs with my friends on Saturday down the coast

Beautiful south coast beach swim on Saturday evening

It’s been a good week. Sure, there’s been some stuff in my head amidst all this, I’ve been struggling to write and blog, I’ve been in tears about the devastation I’ve seen down south, and yet, I’ve been able to appreciate the rest of what has been happening.

How was your week?

Do share!

***Linking with Denyse for Life this week***

Until next time,

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  • Jo
    27 January 2020 at 7:26 am

    I know that I’ve said it before, but I do love your gratitude posts, they’re often a propter for me to stop & think. Wishing you a great week.
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  • Vanessa
    27 January 2020 at 1:57 pm

    Any week with dogs in the office has to be a great one 🙂
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  • Sam Colden
    27 January 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Dogs, donuts and adventures – I think you’ve hit the trifecta! I’ve just been writing my post about the south coast – it’s amazing what a difference a month can make. I know you’ve seen some heartbreaking stuff down there but yay you for supporting them, they need every single visitor and all the tourist dollars they bring with them. Even a small stay/visit can make a big difference.

  • Debbie Harris
    27 January 2020 at 4:16 pm

    I feel your pain Sanch! We were away overseas when the fires broke out so worried from afar. My MIL was evacuated a few times in Nowra and we have family who have a holiday house in Manyana too so were worried about everyone!! The drive home to our house was awful with so much destruction along the way, thankfully our house was spared but others in town weren’t so lucky. It’s a hard time for everyone and we all must be gentle withe each other and ourselves. I enjoyed your gratitude post for #lifethisweek
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  • Denyse
    29 January 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Hard is it was to see what you did, you made the effort to visit and inject some cash into the economy. I know it’s very small but the Pacific Hwy at Charmhaven is burnt on either side and even that is scary just how close it came to houses. I am all for a lot of rain (flooding I am not so sure) and some cool times too.

    Take care.

    Thanks for linking up for #lifethisweek. Next week’s optional prompt is #ShareYourSnaps. I hope you will join in then too. Denyse.
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  • Simon Falk
    3 February 2020 at 6:13 pm

    Thanks for visiting the fire zones and bringing them fresh faces and hope. The Emergency Services closer to us here, Canberra and Far South Coast say it could be six weeks before the fire danger is over. They are so tired.
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