Monday, 26 November 2012

Back in Action: Gratitude

Given the yin and yang of life, and in light of the gloomy black cloud that was my previous post, I feel compelled to acknowledge the return of a better mood and my immense gratitude for the abundance in my life.  In no particular order, these are some of the reasons I am happy:

  • Murphy's 14-and-still-going years that have splendidly blessed my life with unconditional love...and hair.  
  • The 25c and sunny skies in Melbourne whilst listening to my mum's description of the blizzard raging in Calgary.  
  • The scent inside a flower shop that positively lifts J and I up, up, and up.  Who can ever be grumpy inside a flower shop?  
  • C2 and J's robust good health.  I know it can all change on a dime. 
  • A friend through thick and thin, years and years, and miles and miles.  
  • Not having to say Vice-President Ryan, and by extension... 
  • The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
  • Christmas is coming, Christmas is coming  
  • My mother's happy, full, and fulfilling life
  • The sweet anticipation of running Mount Doug on Vancouver Island with my brother followed by a coffee as big as my face and a maple-dipped donut at Tim Horton's in 3 weeks.
  • Spending New Year's Eve in San Francisco this year with dear friends from our Geneva life whom we haven't seen in almost five years.
  • J and my sista's faces early Christmas morning as we pad through a candle-lit house.
  • The (first) Hobbit film - enough said!
  • Homeland OMG...Damian Lewis OMG...Claire Danes OMG
  • Orchids  
  • Wasted muscles that are rediscovering their strength.
  •  yoga, Yoga, YOGA!
  • Friends and family near and far.  Need them, love them, miss them.


Marjorie said...

It's 4:50 in the am and the house is quiet....Conrad and Laurel have just left for work and rowing. A perfect time to find out that there is a new post on your blog. So coffee cup in hand and filled with anticipation, I begin to read about what fills Kiki with gratitude. What a perfect way to start my day! So glad you have found your groove once again dear friend! XXX

Jen said...

from across the ocean, grateful for you all :)

Elizabeth said...

Well, aren't you the sweetest thing to give me a shout-out! Thank YOU! I had such a good time reading this post, catching up with you and getting excited about all that's in store for you. If you come down near Los Angeles on your next trip to the States, please, please let me know. I would LOVE to meet you.

And I'm with you on the Homeland thing! I just watched the first season on Netflix and was quickly hooked!

Sheila Cook said...

Awwwwwww what a lovely Blog. I'm hopingI'm(one)of the friends "through thick and thin...miles and miles...! Miss you loads!!! xxx