Yesterday I went for my first morning walk since I was struck down by the dreaded vomiting bug. It felt good to be moving and feeling healthy again (another thing to be grateful for).
I was waiting at the lights, with J in his pram when a fellow walker went past and beamed a smile at me while saying good morning. I smiled back and responded in kind and she said ‘good on you for getting out walking … I know that it’s hard with a young child’.
She was really genuine and lovely and it really made my day. It reminded me that a smile and a compliment really goes a long way. And it’s free.
I’m also grateful for my little man’s smile and giggle. When he smiles, it lights up my heart … even when the source of his smile is that he’s found a stray post-it on the floor and he’s in the process of shoving it into his mouth and refusing to let me near him to get it out.
I’m grateful that it feels like we’re finally getting past all the sickness that’s been loitering around the past month … and I’m finally making headway with my weightloss. Three kilograms down now … and 3.5 more to go to reach my goal. I feel like that’s something to smile about!