With Spring here it has been so great to get out and enjoy the sunshine every day. I work so often that I don’t have much time to do this, so when I do I feel the need to take full advantage of it.
So today I urged myself to get up and go lay in the grass for a bit.
It was so relaxing! At least for me… Mia wasn’t too happy because she had to stay leashed near me. Regardless, she did have a smile on her face just being outside.
It was lovely to cloud watch!
This was not my plan for the day but I happened to be driving by the movie theater and did not have plans for the night so I decided to go catch a film by myself.
I watched Guardians of the Galaxy 2. It was funny and a great story.
Even though I really enjoyed the movie and had a fun time, I prefer going with a friend. It makes the movie experience more fun.
So when I came across this thing to do there was no other person/group/celebrity to send a letter to than The Revivalist. The letter describes my love for them… you can read it below… One of my tasks earlier in the year was to go to a new music venue, I went to see them. They are amazing. If you haven’t heard of them you should check them out. If you like them you should go see them live… they are more amazing live!
I just wanted to put out there how much I love you guys. It’s been a while since I have found a band that I connect to so much!!
I work at a small pizzaria/music venue in Denver and always create playlists for customers to listen to… I had asked a regular for some good new music to add to the list last Fall and she told me about you guys after she saw you at a festival up in Buena Vista… I’ve been hooked ever since.
I had the chance to see you in December at the Fox Theatre and then at the Ogden in February!
I look forward to seeing you guys again at the Westword Music Showcase!
Thanks for the great music! Can’t wait to hear more.
So since yesterday I took a day to reflect on materials things I thought this was an appropriate day to kick off consciously giving thanks every morning for a month.
There are actually quite a few articles out there on the benefits of giving thanks. I might have shared some of these but will share again because it is important.
Benefits of Gratitude
And let me just start this morning off by saying, Thank You. 😊
…and get rid of 10 things not on the list.
I know that life is not all about material things but we live in a society where they do start to consume us a little. Today, I am just doing a bit more decluttering. This is forcing me to think about the things I truly use and enjoy and purge some of the things that just really are not necessary. Like with my month of purging an item a day, this feels super satisfying and cleansing of both space and mind.
1. My computer.
2. My car.
3. My (NEW) plants. 😁🌿
4. My books.
5. My golf clubs.
6. My art (my own and other art I have collected).
7. My bed.
8. My art supplies.
9. My race medals.
10. My collection of cameras.
So… those things I appreciate the most, and would hate to live without. (Especially my bed 😂). So now, I need to toss some stuff.
It is getting to the point where everyday when I do something new I feel the need to remind myself I should always be doing these things. Yet, I have tried so many new things so far this year and pushed myself to do new things that I am beginning to forget some of those things I started off with. (Well, this is a rambling.)
Anyway, my point is, it is nice to have this blog because I can look back on the year and say “oh yes, I wanted to remind myself to do that more often”.
This morning was one of this enexperiences. I found a morning stretch routine online: Morning Stretches.
They are nothing difficult. Just something to wake you up and get you moving. My initial rant was because I need to remind myself to do this more often. My body feels better. My mind feels better. And my morning grogginess is not so prevalent.