Gratitude Sunday


  • I’m feeling: peaceful.
  • I’m listening to: the sounds of my neighborhood.
  • I’m thinking: of the week past and what I need to learn from it.  Of what I’ll need to do for a possible career change.   Of a trip to Ikea.
  • I’m looking forward to: extra daylight after a long, brutal winter.
  • I’m learning: patience.
  • I’m enjoying: quiet, being able to center and extra time I get to enjoy doing the things that rejuvenate me because of my “no T.V” Lenten 2014 fast.  I’m not a big T.V. watcher but even the time I spent doing so took valuable time away from other enriching pursuits.  It’s been quite an eye-opening experience so far.
  • I’m creating: several knit and crochet projects.
  • I’m grateful for: a love package sent by my parents with some of my favourite foods from home.  An all day text marathon with my brother (N).  A “hey how ya doing, I love you” call from my brother (A).  Another unpleasant work situation this week which has made my resolve for personal well-being even more strong.  Girls’ night in with my friend Tamiko.  Wine, food, laughter, shared joys and difficulties was just what the Dr. ordered.   A kick in the pants from my friend Laurie-Ann.  Being challenged to up my creative game. Being reminded that my life is worth defending, improving and enjoying.
  • Around the house are:  open windows.  Soft, cleansing “soon to be Spring” breezes. The scents of a Lavendar and a Blackberry Vanilla candles.
  • I’m planning later in the coming week to: do my taxes.  Get some fresh flowers from the Farmer’s Market.  Practice my spinning on Olga.  My drafting is becoming more fluid but my hand foot coordination still needs work.   Get on my sewing machine to make some much needed pot-holders for my kitchen.
  • My quote/verse for the upcoming week is: in-all-your-ways
  • I’m wishing you: the very best of Sundays and a wonderful week ahead.

the new format for “Gratitude Sunday” is borrowed from “The Simple Woman’s Daybook” series

12 thoughts on “Gratitude Sunday

  1. Preeti March 10, 2014 / 1:00 pm

    Your day and week sounds so peaceful and restful even with all you want to get done. I need to step away from the constant hum that is life and just be still for a while. Thank you for pointing me to the Simple Woman’s Daybook, I’m going to spend sometime on that site.

    • Nicky March 10, 2014 / 2:13 pm

      you’re more than welcome. I wanted to do a feature series for two years now using that format; now seemed like a good time.

  2. Lisa Huddleston March 9, 2014 / 5:24 pm

    Enjoy a wonderful day!

    • Nicky March 9, 2014 / 6:05 pm

      Thank you Lisa. It has been great!

  3. Tracey March 9, 2014 / 3:48 pm

    A beautiful list Nikki. I especially love the part where you received a box of love from home, there is nothing like it.
    Wishing you a super week ahead.
    Taxes? Ahem, yeah I know, I know. 😉

    • Nicky March 9, 2014 / 4:28 pm

      Thank you Tracey. Don’t tell my mom that I already ate most of the cake okay!!! LOLOL!

      As for the taxes — usually because I don’t owe I do them in October. Yeah … shame, shame, shame. But last year, I owed so I don’t want to take that chance. I’m going to suck it up and get them done. 😀

  4. savethestationery March 9, 2014 / 3:37 pm

    So glad to get a look into your life this Sunday. I am wishing the best for you in your career and looking forward to seeing your crafting endeavors come to life. As always, lots of love from Barbados. 🙂

    • Nicky March 9, 2014 / 4:28 pm

      Thanks love! ♥

  5. weekend knitter March 9, 2014 / 3:21 pm

    This is such a beautiful post! Sounds like there’s a crossroad in your life and that you are at peace with it at the moment means that all is well within. That’s a good place to be.

    I wish you a peaceful Monday too. 🙂

    • Nicky March 9, 2014 / 4:29 pm

      Yes I guess you could say that. I hadn’t thought about it like that but you’re absolutely right. Now it’s kinda scary but exciting to think about it that way. 😀

  6. kate March 9, 2014 / 2:46 pm

    lovely words. you remind me to slow down and take measure of what’s happening and what I’m grateful for.

    • Nicky March 9, 2014 / 4:31 pm

      Thank you so much Kate. Life can get so hectic, sometimes we forget to slow down. I’m trying to make that a priority.

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