Thankful Thursday!??

My first thoughts were I’m too tired to be thankful! I was woken numerous times in the night & got up at 5:30am. I’m tired.

But I am committed to this challenge & I will try!

I’m thankful today is Thursday & that my good friend Ellie is looking after my baby today, she is a trained child care worker & wonderful with kids!

I’m thankful today I had a coffee with a lovely young woman I used to know, she was telling me about how well she is going at the moment & how she is proud of what she has accomplished.

I’m thankful I attended a wonderful talk given by Fay Jackson the General Manager of Richmond PRA, (A mental health service) and the Deputy Commissioner of the NSW Mental Health Commission. Faye spoke about ways to manage mental health in the workplace. This woman is intelligent, inspiring, engaging & funny. Fay has a lived experience of Bi-polar & spoke about her recovery process & management of the illness & how we can support & care for others & ourselves.

fayI’m thankful that another good friend of mine works for Richmond PRA & was responsible for getting this talented woman to our region to speak to us! If she didn’t put an invitation on Facebook & a reminder, I would not have got there. She also booked me in.

fay3I’m thankful for the yummy lunch they provided for FREE!

lunchI’m thankful that after that I ran into my Doula in the local Health Food shop, we had a nice chat.

I’m thankful for the lovely local German Wholefood butcher I dropped into & got yummy food for tonight’s dinner.

I’m thankful to have dinner to look forward to with my extended family. We are having fresh fish, (caught yesterday) Frankfurts on bread with sauce & cake for dessert.   It’s my cousins birthday!

I’m thankful for simplicity; you don’t always have to put on a feast!

I’m thankful that I have enough time left before I have to pick up my baby girl to write my post for today.

I’m glad I did this post, I believe gratitude breeds gratitude. It is a thankful Thursday after all & I didn’t do too badly after all.

Meg 🙂

6 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday!??

  1. I like that quote! I agree, productivity is valuable & I am thankful for it! Productive days are good! I’m a fair way from Richmond. Do you mean Richmond NSW Australia? There is a Raff Base there..?

  2. There is a recent joke in our local noontime cable TV variety show here. “Mas mainam na hindi makatulog kaysa sa hindi magising.” It translates as “It is better to not be able to sleep than to not be able to wake up.” 😉

    It sounds like that you had such an eventful day! Productivity is something truly to be thankful for. I hope you enjoyed yourself.

    PS. Do you live in Richmond? Because when we have flights to Vancouver, we stay in Richmond for our layover.

  3. I will check about the talk Alicia. I know someone was recording it but she was unsure if it’s be clear enough.

  4. It’s amazing the many things we can be thankful for but, are blinded by the few negative things which creep up on us. Look at all the amazing things you can be thankful for, and am sure there are probably hundreds more. Start revolution with being thankful…
    Have a wonderful day at the party, by the way is there a video upload anywhere for the talk you went to?

    : )

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