Weekly Gratitude 2020 27/52

2020 gratitude

Happy Sunday everyone! It’s been an exhausting and long week – I’ve battled some emotional exhaustion but also been very busy at work with a new project which I’m very grateful to be doing but also, finding it tiring. It’s that time of the week when I look back at all that I am grateful for from 28th June to 4th July 2020:

Cats who know you’re not doing great and won’t leave your side as a result – animals are indeed the best!

Good friends who check-in on you

Private practice work in the city – I realise I would love to work in the city and surrounds {even though I love the area I currently work in – despite not having been at the office since March!}

Seeing a rainbow on the way back home from the gym on Monday morning

Spending lunchtime on Thursday in the sunshine and reading in the park

Having a dog come up to me while I was reading in the park, sniffing me, rubbing itself against my leg, rolling over and demanding to be petted and then plonking itself next to me until its owner called him

Deadlifting 50 kgs on Thursday {10 reps x 5 sets} and getting closer to my personal best

Strength training six days this week

Week 27

Having a beautiful and emotional session with a client on Thursday – some of my counselling at this job is grief counselling and it is heartwarming and beautiful and big stuff

Being given responsibility for a project at work

Being able to open and enjoy an amazing bottle of red wine from Hanging Tree wines {I haven’t finished the entire bottle yet!}

Having a stranger talk to me after he noticed my yellow skirt and shoes matched the yellow leaves on the tree and grass around me. He said he was a photographer and wished he had a camera to be able to capture the scene. It’s something I had noticed only after I sat down to read in the sunshine

Writing poetry on the blog and on Instagram

Losing myself in some really good books

Going for a walk across the bridge on a lovely Saturday

Catching up with a friend on Saturday night for dinner and enjoying south Indian food

It’s been an emotionally heavy week and I’ve had to look hard at things to be grateful for but I do think despite the funk and the gloom, I managed to do that. Sometimes, you just have to look really, really hard!

How was your week?

Do share!

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

Until next time,

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  • Bella
    6 July 2020 at 1:38 pm

    I love that you can find gratitude in the little things of life, even when its been a hard week. Sitting and reading in the winter sun sounds delightful! I hope next week is less emotionally exhausting for you.

  • Vanessa
    6 July 2020 at 4:01 pm

    Haha that’s what Vala used to do at the dog park – ignore the other dogs and plonk herself on humans for attention.
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  • Joanne Tracey
    6 July 2020 at 4:12 pm

    I love the story about the stranger and the sunbeam – it made me smile & I’m sure would have made you smile too. You certainly have been able to find some light in an emotionally heavy week…

  • Sydney Shop Girl
    6 July 2020 at 6:39 pm

    Sanch, thank you for sharing that grief counselling can be positive for the person who counsels. I never know the right words to say….

    SSG xxx
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  • Debbie Harris
    6 July 2020 at 8:40 pm

    Yes Sanch sometimes you have to look really really hard – but you did it! Thanks for sharing some of the bright parts of your week. #lifethisweek
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  • Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    7 July 2020 at 5:35 am

    Love your colourful outfits – I know you wear them to cheer yourself up – but I love how much joy they bring to others too! I never thought I’d hear the words “grief counselling, beautiful and heartwarming” all in the same sentence but there you go! That Hanging Tree looks like a lovely drop – the vineyard is such a gorgeous spot and dog friendly too! Pleased you could find the things to be grateful for, even if it took a little while to find it. But isn’t it always so satisfying when you do? Hope you’re having a great week x

  • Laurie
    7 July 2020 at 9:38 am

    Aww…I love it that your cats are giving you extra love right now. That is so wonderful! Good for you on the strength training. A personal best always feels great. you have a lot to be thankful for, even if you are going through a rough time emotionally right now. Me too!

  • Denyse
    8 July 2020 at 4:37 pm

    Emotional heaviness is hard work…but identifying it as such helps I think. As for working in the city. Ummm. I did as a teen long ago and aspects of the lifestyle were good but these days everyone seems to dress in black and is in a hurry!! Love the colour story and the leaves. Now, for some info I have meant to share…remember the cafe at North Wyong where we met one Saturday? GONE! Literally. At first I thought COVID but no, part of the whole block fronting the Pacific Hwy is being developed. Thank you for sharing your post for the link up #lifethisweek Next Week, the optional prompt is #selfcare. Come on over and join in with a post old or new. Warm wishes, Denyse.
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    • Sanch @ Sanch Writes
      8 July 2020 at 4:49 pm

      No way! Oh that’s a shame! I’m guessing they’re widening the road? Haha yeah I will admit everyone seems in a hurry but I also feel like I’m one of those weirdos who will smile and talk to random people