Gratitude

Weekly gratitude 2020 32/52

2020 gratitude

Happy Sunday everyone! It’s a rainy and cold one this afternoon. I am trying to write a personal essay but also failing miserably at that because all I want to do is lie on the couch and read while listening to some amazing instrumental prog. But I know I have to finish that essay as there is a deadline tomorrow. Anyway, it’s that time of the week though when I look back at all that I am grateful for from 2nd August to 8th August 2020:

A beautiful walk on Sunday with a friend on the Northern Beaches – I needed it for both the company and for just being able to get out in nature

Finishing a book on Sunday morning less than 24 hours after I’d started reading it

Starting a new strength program on Monday

An interesting and worthwhile session with Dom Price from Atlassian on leadership through work. It was for our young people but the staff could attend too. I really wish it had been in person though as I reckon it would’ve been really cool to learn more outside the hour-long talk

Attending our monthly drop-in with young people online on Wednesday and just having a lot of laughs and fun

Sharing the love of music with a few like-minded souls

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Reading in the sunshine during my lunch breaks

Finishing and really enjoying The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Learning about my new responsibilites at work which will start next week

Cooking chicken biryani for the first time and it turning out quite good

Having Sammie and David over for dinner on Friday night. It was lovely to host them and to have someone over after what seems like ages!

Being productive and getting paperwork for my private practice done on Saturday

It’s been a busy week work-wise and it’s helped keep my mind off some of the other things affecting me. I know it’s not the healthiest way to deal with things and I need to refocus on facing it and working on it.

How has your week been?

Do share!

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

Until next time,

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  • Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    10 August 2020 at 6:16 am

    What a busy week – you certainly filled your cup. Thank you for filling our bellies (we’re still going on about how good that chicken biryani was!) and having us over – it was such a lovely evening and it was so great to finally meet Pebbles and Buttons! Hope you have a great week.

    • Sanch @ Sanch Writes
      11 August 2020 at 11:19 am

      It’s the little things, isn’t it? It was lovely to have you over. Maybe some day Teddy can meet Pebbles and Buttons. Or at least Pebbles because to be fair, Buttons will hiss at him and leave

  • Lydia C. Lee
    10 August 2020 at 7:50 am

    Omg! Look how ripped you are!! Go you! I love chicken biryani so I might make some for dinner too (but from that kit you buy because I’m useless.)

    • Sanch @ Sanch Writes
      11 August 2020 at 11:20 am

      Haha thank you…although, I do think it’s the bathroom lighting. It doesn’t look that way in my bedroom mirror! πŸ˜›

  • Natalie
    10 August 2020 at 10:04 am

    Looks like you had a productive week and some fun with friends. Reading in the sunshine is one of life’s great pleasures. Well done, Sanch! #lifethisweek
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    • Sanch @ Sanch Writes
      11 August 2020 at 11:21 am

      I’m definitely missing reading in the sunshine this week as we’ve had rain/cloudy days since the weekend. Hopefully we’ll get some sun soon!

  • Vanessa
    10 August 2020 at 1:09 pm

    We just got a small weights bench at home and are on the lookout for some dumbbells (the ones I wanted to buy are out of stock of course!). I’m hoping to add strength training in now that I’m not supposed to walk again. Only if my physio ok’s it though, of course.

    • Sanch @ Sanch Writes
      11 August 2020 at 11:22 am

      Hopefully you can get hold of the weights and add a bit of strength training. Marketplace tends to have some dumbbells sometimes but it depends. I know the lighter weights sold out pretty quickly because when I panic bought, there were no 5 or 6 kg dumbbells anywhere

  • Christina Henry
    10 August 2020 at 1:23 pm

    What a great idea – looking back on the week and listing all that you are grateful for.

    • Sanch @ Sanch Writes
      11 August 2020 at 11:23 am

      It’s been helpful doing this for the past two to three years especially during bleak and down times. It can help me gain a bit of perspective

  • Joanne Tracey
    10 August 2020 at 3:12 pm

    I look forward to your gratitude posts each week. Even when things are “meh” there’s a little shiny light. As an aside, I looooove chicken biryani and haven’t made it in ages!

    • Sanch @ Sanch Writes
      11 August 2020 at 12:02 pm

      Aww thanks Jo. It has been helpful for me as well to do this especially as I’m prone to downward spirals. I keep a separate gratitude journal anyway and some days, I have to look really, really hard to find things but can still manage! Even if it’s just cat cuddles πŸ™‚ Oh I love biryani in general but don’t actually make it myself. Because, lazy! Hope you have a lovely week!

  • Sydney Shop Girl
    10 August 2020 at 6:32 pm

    What a privilege to have listened to Dom speak!

    SSG xxx
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  • Debbie Harris
    10 August 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Your photos show a great week! I love your attitude Sanch! #lifethisweek
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  • Denyse
    12 August 2020 at 3:28 pm

    And, as we both know finding gratitude when it’s the last thing we feel like doing IS the best thing to do. Onward…and all that. Loving your lunchtime shots as I am quite familiar with the gentle part of northern Sydney. As for entertaining David and Sammie, how wonderful!!

    Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek. #202. (I know!) Next week’s optional prompt is 33/51 I Want. 17.8.2020 and I hope that you link up then too. Take care, Denyse.
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