Today, because it’s hot and sticky. Today, because the hot and sticky might make me feel a little cranky. Today, because there have been some crappy things I’ve had to deal with lately . . . I’m sharing three things I’m feeling grateful for right now.
Summer evenings. Yes, despite the hot and sticky I still love summer and in particular I love summer evenings. I love the light that seems to last forever. I love the warm air that allows us to be outside until late. I love sitting on the deck or under the pergola. I love impromptu and spontaneous things like cocktails by the (kiddie) pool and pizza and a fire at a friend’s house. I’m grateful for every moment that summer brings into my life.
Essential oils. I have mentioned this now and again but I continue to be amazed at the things essential oils can do. I love diffusing oils because I can make all kinds of scent combinations to correspond with my mood or needs. Energizing scents like lemon and peppermint in the morning and calming scents like lavender and bergamot in the evening are some of my favorites. And, as an aside, I haven’t lit a scented candle in forever! I also love using essential oils for stuff my body needs. I have gotten into the habit of googling whatever thing it is I’m trying to deal with + essential oils and I’ve found some terrific home remedies. I realize this is anecdotal and I’m not giving medical advice here but for me I’ve been able to solve some issues naturally instead of using other types of medicine and that really makes me happy. I’d be glad to share more with you about my essential oil journey if you’re interested – just let me know.
Good blood test results. Yep, my blood work from my doctor’s visit last week came back normal. My cholesterol is a little high but not high enough to warrant medication at this time and we’re going to check it again in 3 months and go from there. Other than that, things are fine and I am feeling very relieved and grateful for this good news.
There’s nothing quite like focusing on gratitude to help elevate your mood. What are you feeling grateful for right now?
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