Weekend review: Grateful

I thought this past weekend would produce a great Weekend review post and I’d have tons of pictures to share; instead, I walked away from Saturday and Sunday feeling grateful for what I have. I don’t mean ‘Yay me, I have a home and a job and other fun things.’ I mean ‘Yay me, time to put some good back in the world because I potentially used up a lot this weekend.’

Maybe it’s more a feeling of luck, but for those that don’t believe in luck, maybe it’s fate.

When I started the weekend, I felt anxious and I wasn’t sure what to do with my feelings. Anxious about my relationship with BF and wanting to move forward without scaring him. Think less ‘let’s get married’ and more let’s just talk about maybe moving in together sometime next year. But after attending a bachelorette party where the bride-to-be broke down in tears at the end of the night and after hearing heartbreaking stories from other girls who I knew rushed into things, I didn’t feel so anxious anymore. I felt like I was right where I needed to be. That’s not to say I wouldn’t mind talking about taking the next step with BF, but for right now there’s no reason not to be grateful for being in a healthy and happy relationship where time is not our enemy.

And if the evening itself didn’t give me enough perspective, the next morning certainly did when I received a phone call at 6:45 AM. I won’t share what happened as a blog is just not the place, but I will say that BF walked away from an experience very lucky and we spent the entire day cuddled up with each other.

To me, 2012 was meant to be about doing more and crossing things off a list. But after this weekend, I’ve realized that this year can be about doing more but it should also be about appreciating what I already have and what I get to experience every day without traveling somewhere bizarre or reporting in on something crazy and off the wall.

So what did I do this weekend? I did do more. I loved more.

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2 Comments»

  Colleen wrote @

This is great– it’s always so important to get a different perspective! Gratitude is the key to happiness, in my mind.

  zigzagmags wrote @

thanks colleen! those are great words to live by as well. i’ll have to remember them 🙂


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