Thanks to my sweetheart, Pulsion Of Life is re-designed. It's totally unique, and I absolutely LOVE it. Maybe it will change a little (because I'm like that, I change a little bit of this or a little bit of that), but not now.
Don't be shy, and explore. The bilingual fonction is more obvious with the flag at the top of the right side column.
A bookshop (via aStore) will soon be added.
If you see something that does not work as it should, let me a comment to let me notice it.
I hope you enjoy this as much as I do :)
I must confess I didn't have time this week to plan this note, so I'm a little late (but it's only 8am here in Vancouver). I had a really busy week, and finally I think being busy can be really cool !
If you're new to the concept of what is Gratitude Friday, you can read more about it here.
This week, I am grateful for:
❄ The three afternoons spent with Nathalie to cook some Christmas biscuits. We had a lot of fun in the kitchen ;) And we'll do it again two times next week.
❄ The email my husband sent me, even if he sent it because we "fought".
❄ The family around my Mum, always there when she's down. I'd prefer to be there with her. This first canadian Christmas for us may be tough.
❄ The every-morning-cuddling-in-bed my youngest daughter and I do.
❄ The beautiful weather, I like when it's sunny and cold outside.
❄ My friends.
❄ The cooking I did (strawberry marmelade, apple & ginger chutney, lasagna...). I miss cooking, indeed (I didn't really enjoy it lately).
❄ Our neighbour who kindly accepted to take a package we were waiting for, because i was not home.
Wow, a lot of things I am deeply thankful for, this week. I feel good, despite the fact that I was really sad and confused.
I wish you a wonderful week-end and week to come.
How was your week, Lovelies ?
Mine was so-so; I appreciate even more this little ritual to re-think of my week in order to fine these big or tiny things I am deeply thankful for, it makes me a lot more positive, and happy.
Can you believe we are already in December, the last month of 2009 year ? Finally, this year passed really fast for me, I don't know where it went !
If you are new to Gratitude Friday, here is were you can know more about it.
This week, I am thankful for..:
❄ The 2 days off my husband had at the beginning of the week. We were able to do our Christmas gifts for our daughters, and we celebrated his birthday a few days in advance, together.
❄ The beautiful weather we have this week in Vancouver: cold but really sunny. My favourite winter weather (I prefer when it's dry than when it rains or snow).
❄ My Soul-sister Isa is still my Friend.
❄ I have finally some more precise ideas about by what I want to create and share for/with the people of the World.
❄ My mum, the woman I love the most in the entire Universe. I miss her so badly :(
I hope all the US people out there had a blissful Thanksgiving yesterday. It's the time of the year when most people introspect and look for what they are thankful for. And what if it becomes a more regular practice, done more often than once a year ?
For a small reminder on the Gratitude Friday principle: it's here.
This week, I am thankful for..:
✧ We found a total of 39 cents on the street. Yes, we always look on the sidewalk because people here tend to let some coins on the ground. My girls are always delighted to find a nickel or more. Last Sunday, we found 16 cents in total, while we were walking.
✧ I am reading an awsomely useful book while I'm alone on the bus (when I come back from dropping the Trollettes at preschool and later when I go to pick them up): Developping Intuition, by Shakti Gawain. I love her and I am thankful she exists and share with the World. I am so glad that her book about Creative Visualization was on my way ten years ago or so. It changed my life and I still use it.
✧ I am hold in my project by my Loved Ones and other people I talk about it helps me to go for it.
✧ I am thankful for the women who commented and supported my wish last Wednesday.
✧ For the "pizza lunch" organized at my daughters' preschool. It was really good to see other parents again and to be more relaxed.
✧ For the confession I made to my friend Alienor. Such a relief for my heart.
✧ Hana Pestle and her songs. It makes me be aware of the long road I went on since my "Black-out" year. I now can be moved by songs without being drowned in my Spleen, as I used to be.
I have an habit: when I am angry against someone, instead of beginning a fight (even a verbal one), I write an unsent letter to the person and then I usually destroy it.
By doing that, I can easily release my anger without hurting anyone; I hate conflict but sometimes I am really bothered by people and need to get this off of my head.
Writing always was something good for me in this way.
We can write unsent letters for any reason: nobody will read them and that's what good with this process: you can be mean, angry... all these feelings you don't want to show but that would eat you from the inside if you keep it.
For example, during my second pregnancy, I wrote to my father and burnt the letter... I let it go in the wind.
I often find inspiration in songs and music... It is amazing how it can suit my mood (and shift it, too).
I love the singer P!nk. I love most of her songs, I love the woman. She does not seem to fear to sing what she has to tell the World, even if it can shock the public opinion. In her album "I'm not Dead", there is a song called "Conversations with my 13 year-old self", in which she sings to her when she was 13. And it gives me chills. Everytime I listen to it. Every single time.
I have a year in my Life that I consider to be my Black-Out, the worst year ever. It's the year I turned 18 (I'm born in September but I consider this specific year to be the year I was 18, even if it was only for 3 months).
I wanted to write to me when I was this age, and the next step is to write to the Me-in-about-10-years.
Why ? Because this year was the tougher one, I had nobody to cheer me up and now that I can see it with some retrospection that this year leads me to who I am now more than all the other ones.
If you decide to write a letter to yourself, you may cry as I did, but these tears are GOOD and you don't have to be ashamed of letting them go, you really shouldn't be.
I made a pocket where I can hide my letter (the stiches are absolutely awful but I don't want to care about it).
And you, what do you have to say to your younger self ? If you want, tell me about it. I will be happy to hear from you :)
PS: I want to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all my neigbours from the South ;) (the US people). Don't forget, tomorrow is Friday, which means a new Gratitude Friday. It's the perfect time to share what you are thankful for with us here :)