This is fast becoming one of my favourite posts to write each week – I love taking a moment to sit back and reflect on the past few days and feel gratitude for the little moments.
This past week has been busy crazy and I’ve been on a roller-coaster of emotions. I went up to Glasgow for my Uncle’s funeral where I cried that I’d never again get to sit and hear a story from Uncle Pat, cried with happiness for a man whose life was spent serving and loving others and whose beautiful family are a testament to that, and I cried with hope that he is taking a seat in the heaven he so fervently believed in. And I laughed too; at stories shared by family and friends, at the jokes around the table once most of the guests had left, at the little cousin I’d never met before and who spent an hour telling me jokes. I smiled until my face ached, hugged and caught up with family I hadn’t seen for 17 years, spending an evening chatting and laughing with cousins I barely remembered but who I will definitely keep in touch with.
Whilst in my favourite city I got to stay with my wonderful friend Fiona, who is so positive and caring for others despite all of the struggles she faces everyday due to having ehlers-danlos syndrome. I also got to spend time and stay with some other friends, spending an evening trying new beers and laughing until my face hurt before lounging around in our pjs watching films and eating nibbles.
I got to travel via first class on Virgin Trains for an £8 upgrade (bargain!) where they fed me until I practically rolled off of the train – something that makes the 4 and a half hour journey so much more enjoyable, and all the while I got to watch the beautiful countryside fly past the window, including the stunning Lake District which is definitely on my list to visit.
And lastly, but by no means least, last night I threw myself out of my comfort zone and gave my first ever talk on Hygge at JK Pike – I got to meet some wonderful people and enjoyed my first foray into public speaking. I had been so nervous before hand and I’m sure I rambled on a lot but it was such a great experience for me and really made me feel like I’d achieved something that I honestly thought I’d never be able to do. I’ll have a guest blogger sharing what she thought of the evening soon so keep your eyes peeled! Now i’m looking for another opportunity to do a talk so let me know if you’re interested in having me come and ramble on at you and your guests 😉
I have a lot to be grateful for this week, it really is the little things that make us so much happier – what are yours?