Welcome to this new Gratitude Friday! Feel free to share with me your (partial or full) gratitude moments in the comments; that way I can hold joy for you ✿ (you know that makes me happy to make you happy).
Oooh a new week is coming to an end. This one marks our come back to a routine. Or what could be the closest possible to a routine, anyway.
I am writing these words doing my best to not go into a full panic attack so I apologize if I do not make sense. Plus, my brain fog is making a come back too…
This week, I am thankful for:
- If everything goes according to plan, my brother-in-law arrives for is yearly visit from France tomorrow (we haven’t seen him since 2019). (note: he had to reschedule last minute because of the US transit he had, he arrives next week instead. So I am thankful he did not give up and he is still coming to spend time with us here).
- Learning about the magick of my ancestors. This is not that easy to find information about folklore tradition in the Celtic part of France (Brittany). I guess that it was not exactly the same as in the British celtic regions…
- Taking all the steps to make our home feel safer.
- Starting a new project with Cocotte, my best friend.
- True crimes shows.
- New makeup. And makeup in general because it provides me with either comfort or hiding. Whatever I feel like.
- Music. Books. Walks outside. Anything that provides an escape, even if it is a temporary one.
This week’s soundtrack:
I am doing my best to use this push from Effy to blog every day this month.
September is my birthday month and for once, I am tackling it differently.
I really hope you’ll find nuggets of interesting things in my words and in what I share. I love reading your comments.
Thank you for being here.
I am grateful for my mum. As I grow older our relationship becomes better and I am able to recognise her genius.
I thought I was the only one who viewed makeup as armour. Whenever I have a difficult meeting, I wear makeup as armour!
I am glad to hear that your relationship with your Mum is improving over time 🙂
Makeup is a very powerful tool in my well-being toolbox. I feel like people should stop seeing it only as a way to be more “beautiful” because (at least for me), it is way more than this.
I’m grateful for the cooler weather these last couple of days.
I’m grateful I can get my groceries delivered instead of using all my energy shopping.
I’m grateful I’m blogging again. I’m feeling more creative.
There is so much more to feel grateful about too. Thank you for reminding me.
I love reading your gratitude lists, Nolwenn. Thank you. I almost put make up on today even though I was home from being out, even though I was just going to video chat with a good friend and I didn’t. I appreciate your reminder. For me make up can also be a real pick-me-up. I completely use it as armour, too when needed. But I rarely wear it any more.
Today I’m especially grateful that my day was calmer! And for connections with old friends. Such a delicious comfort in that. And in different ways too.
I’m so glad you still have your brother’s visit to look forward to. <3
Grateful for: A glass of wine, a satisfying dinner, puppy snuggles this afternoon when I just couldn’t anymore…
Ativan made me smile. I went with a bit o’ hybrid tonight, high indica blend.
I wish I could make the entire world safer but most especially for you and your family right now – whatever has happened to make you feel unsafe. I wish for it to end.