Sunday, August 30, 2009

The little things...

It's been a rollercoaster of a week here; what with finishing the first draft of the manuscript (huge relief!), to having my laptop then go into a coma (major stress!), and thinking that because I really needed to buy a new computer that was reliable and within external student specs for uni, I wasn't going to be able to go on the roadtrip with Jayne next weekend (huge disappointment + guilt for disappointing Jayne and the kids)... But then with the help of friends and Jayne's lovely mum, I can still go on the roadtrip and I have a new computer as well (HUGE RELIEF and gratitude!)...

Anyway, another friend put me onto the great idea of having a gratitude blog. I'd already downloaded a gratitude journal application onto my iPhone, and that allows me to export to blogs, so I set up a gratitude blog, which you can access on the right hand column there, if you like. I'm hoping it might inspire, and others might do this for themselves - no need to be as public about it as I am, LOL, just do it privately... Because it really does help to ground the soul and remind me of all the little blessings in the every day... I mean, even the fact that my biggest problem on Friday was (at the time) having to choose between a new computer or a roadtrip with a friend - when other people have to choose between leaving their children home alone while they work, or FEEDING their children a meal that day, well, it just puts things into perspective...

And this morning, as I was "personalising" my computer, adding ad-ons to Firefox (I love firefox tabs), and discovering ad-ons that makes each tab a new colour (so very pretty), and a skin that is rainbow coloured (I LOVE colour - in case you couldn't tell from my header up there, or the pics of the boys on the right)... Anyway, just having lovely colours on my interface makes me smile and be happy. Little things that brighten my day.

2 comments:

katef said...

Oh I love me some gratfeuls.. I try to remember to blog a list from time to time, it really grounds me and since I am such a worrier it helps to put the world into some perspective.

So glad you solved your computer issues... and you must tell me which fire fox addon makes the tabbed coloured.. I want that!!!

Sif said...

I think it's just called colourtabs, actually, something really straightforward like that :)

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