I’m sure by now, there is little surprise that I have once again missed the mark to contribute to this week’s “Three Things Thursday: An Exercise in Gratitude,” the lovely Nerd In The Brain’s weekly challenge.
At least, in a timely, Thursday-ish fashion.
However, one of the things I most happy about is:
I have been lost without lil’ MacCie.
I have my computer back! Yippee!!!
I was completely happy to let my husband use my laptop for an editing project the past three weeks (especially since it was a gift from him to begin with) but if you saw my few miserable attempts to blog via iphone, you will understand my overwhelming joy to get the little fella back.
Otherwise, it’s been a loooooonnnnggg week. I’m really missing my friend and colleague (who received a well-deserved transfer and promotion), all made tougher by the fact I’m alone in the office now, doing a job best meant for 3 people, so I’m stressy and scrambling most of the time.
I have to keep smackin’ myself upside the head to remember that my life overflows with good things and I should stop the kvetching and focus on all the incredible positives instead of the minute amount of negative.
For instance, here is a spectacular sunset, viewed from my terrace on Monday:
Who wouldn’t feel saturated with color and sky after seeing that? It leaves little room for the petty crap.
Tuesday, my dear friend Heidi strolled over on the Beltline and drug me out of my “poor little me” funk and down to my favorite bar, the Highlander, for dinner and some beverages. Saw some other friends, vented, listened, smiled, giggled, laughed out loud: got myself back.
The walk back, on such a sultry summer night, was filled with lovely twinkly lights from the city spread out before us.
Ponce de Leon Avenue – Bank of America Building in the background and Ponce City Market to the left.
Lights of North Avenue, looking towards Midtown.
The walk and talk did a lot to put me in a better frame of mind.
So, I would love to share another view from my terrace – looking down instead of out.
Petunias and Snaps!
Despite the recent oppressive heat, my flowers are exploding into gorgeousness, reminding me that there are things to be grateful for all around me.
I simply need to open my eyes to find some happy.
Thank you as always, Nerd in the Brain, for the weekly reminder!