Friday, January 18, 2013

FRIDAY I'M IN LOVE week 3 - a gratitude list

Friday I'm in Love is my weekly gratitude list.

Why gratitude lists?

  • We have a tendency to take good things for granted. Gratitude lists prevent that from happening. 
  • It's useful to concentrate on the good stuff, instead of dwelling over the things we don't have. 
  • The lists help us to maintain a positive attitude
  • Those who practice gratefulness are likely to be the most successful.
  • Don't know what to write? We have so much to be thankful for, we just need to see that.
So start writing your own list! (and maybe post it in the comments as I'm very curious!)

I'm grateful for...

  • having such wonderfully talented people in my life.
  • TUT and Notes from the Universe that I get to my e-mailbox daily.
  • Tribal Fusion, and dance in general. look at this amazing performance by Rachel Brice and Illan.
  • Urban Decay's 24/7 waterproof eyeliner (my color is Perversion, how cool is that!)
  • pictures of baby owls with round eyes.
  • crazy plush toys and the making of them. (photos will follow) 
  • beadwork.
  • waking up next my guy.
  • how snow glitters.
  • BPAL perfumes.
  • having warm clothes in -18C weather.
  • that my phone works; all it needed was a hard reset and I was able to do it myself! (with a little help from my friend Google.
  • the light feeling I have for having a two week cleanse where I didn't eat any sugars/sweeteners, dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts, gluten or corn. I am starting to eat *normally again, but I want to steer away from sugars, dairy and gluten as much as possible.

Warm kitty-paws, nag champa scent and fuchsia glitter,


*normally for me means mostly vegan or vegetarian and some fish occasionally. 


  1. A gratitude list! Mine will be a Wednesday one, then. (This is a good idea; when struggling with depression, one of my cures has always been to think of at least seven different good things every evening before I fall asleep. I think Triskell taught me that.)

    I´m grateful for:

    * hot citron pressé with honey in the mornings (today it´s pamplemousse pressé though, as I had a pink grapefruit instead of a lemon)
    * all in all, it being The Season for citrus fruit
    * my Tigger <3
    * having found a cheap Finnish swarovski (or fake swarovski, but anyway) seller online, yay!
    * knees not hurting as badly as they did a couple of days ago
    * every now and then being able to realize that I do have friends, even Friends with a capital F, and am not alone in the world. Even though occasionally it might feel so. It´s good to remember.
    * thé des moines a.k.a. a Tibetan monks´ tea blend of green and black tea & marigold leaves
    * being able to buy organic and locally grown and made food and groceries from just around the corner. Go ruokapiiri go!
    * watching the dog tend to her Very Important Green Plush Toy that absolutely has to come to the bedroom with the rest of the pack to sleep. Aww.
    * having made a dream come true: to have dance as a profession, after all these years. I still can´t believe it. <3