As I still have little time left to prepare full posts for the Nife - anyone who has ever moved will understand, I imagine - I would like to offer today, a few events, moments, things I feel grateful for these days. Hopefully, this will inspire you to look around and find gratitude in your life as well.
This TED talk
Conveniently, about gratitude. Inspiring, humbling, this short video filled me with joy today.
We purchased this as a birthday present from my parents and in-laws. I know I should spend my few free moments getting better at the violin. But this makes me so happy! Somehow, any song theme sounds light and bright on a ukulele. I want to play this with my ukulele.
(interview is in French). I was contacted by sophrologist Farah Bensaid to answer a few questions about myself and my simplicity journey. I found her questions very interesting to think about, and I was surprised at my own answers as they took shape under the keyboard. Also, this opportunity allowed me to meet a wonderful person and discover sophrology, for which I also feel grateful. If you are interested in reading this interview, perhaps Google translate can help? I'm around if you have questions of your own, of course.
The lady is never going to stop writing about Dragon Age, is she? I'm grateful for the existence of this game, because it is the perfect mix of what I can possibly be looking for in a video game. Magic, dragons, political issues and plots, a ridiculous villain, touching characters, hundreds of hours of fun. And dragon hunting. Did I mention the dragons? Also, it is a game for adults, and that counts. I mean: "You are good with this sword, Blackwall. All these years alone gave you a firm grip." And I'm so grateful hundreds of people worked on this for years, and came up with all these details that make it a great experience.
That Jo Malone Store
Who sent me a handwritten card for my birthday. And the surprise was? A hands & forearms massage, along with a bath oil sample, and guided explanations on the exquisite products offered by the brand. Of course there is ulterior motive to this top notch operation. I am grateful nonetheless, for the professionalism and kindness of the staff, for the divine scents of the Jo Malone products. And that massage...
That's it for today's gratitude bits. I have so much more to say about the arrival of Spring, here in the Northern hemisphere, but I'm keeping that for the next Seasons post, if there is ever time to write one. What have you been grateful for lately?