Thoughtful Thursday

SummerOn APlate

Summer on a plate (

Remember that feeling you have on the first day of a holiday?  All possibilities lie ahead of you, finding a fantastic little restaurant, finally finishing that novel you keep falling asleep at night over, re-connecting with your partner or kids?

And then suddenly, it’s the last day.  And it’s all over.  If you have been lucky with the weather, filled your days with things you loved doing, enjoyed time with the people you travelled with, then chances are, you’ll be ready to go home.

Some of those elements you don’t have much control over, but many you do.

I try to remind myself that to a great extent, it’s only my choices that are creating the life I am living, so if it isn’t the one I want I am the only one to blame.

I attended a seminar recently where the speaker said, at the end of each day, write down something or someone that you are grateful for being in your life, that day.  She said ‘you’ll be surprised how much you have to be grateful for’.  She was right.

Be kind to yourself, life isn’t always perfect but there’s always something good to be found if you look for it, even if it is as simple as a beautiful image of freshly picked tomatoes on a plate. Have a look at Aran’s blog who took this gorgeous photo above.  She’s a food stylist who lives in the US, originally from Basque country and I love her work.

So, tell me one positive thing about your day?

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