So there are a TON of blogs out there that make out like everyone has such perfect lives. Or that write about daily activites. Woah if I had to do that my blog would look like this:
6am- wake up and walk the dog
7am- drink bone broth
8am-8pm- work and eat and doggy walking
9pm- workout + eat + cook
11pm- walk the dog and sleep
everyday. How boring.
And my life is FAR from perfect. So thats why I keep my blog pretty much recipe and workout related. Because who really wants to read about my boring life? Nobody. And I wouldn’t want to be as presumptuous as to assume people actually care about how I go about my day. But today I’m going to write a little about my boring life…
1. because I want to send a shout out to some awesome ladies
2. because it might help others
So like I said.. my life is far from perfect. I won’t list everything that is wrong with it because that is exactly the point I want to get at… practice gratitude!! I spent way too long focusing on everything that was wrong in my life and everything I didn;t have. And it just brought me misery. As soon as I started focusing on what I DO HAVE and not worrying what will happen tomorrow, life became a whole lot more fun. I list everything I am grateful for everyday… people ( and my dog is totally included in the people category) are always top of the list.
I am So SO SO lucky because I have some pretty special people in my life. Some don’t read my blog, one in particular.. but thats ok- she is still the bestest friend in all the world who isn’t afraid to tell me when I need to pull my shit together- even if it makes me cry and not want to talk to her . I am so blessed to have her in my life, as well as my awesome sister who for some reason looks up to me god knows why… she is WAY more organised than I ever will be. She is just incredible and super smart and talented.. you can see for yourself here.
I’m pretty lucky to have a roommate who sends me photos of my dog with messages like this:
Anyway…… I am also super grateful for my two girls D+ E who I ADORE with all my heart… I can’t believe I have only known them 4 years. Aside from the really important stuff like being there for each other and stuff… they also buy me cool presents 🙂 like tea.. and coconut butter 🙂
And then when you eat the whole jar in 3 days… you are left with no other option but to make it yourself.
Homemade Coconut Butter
pour two cups of ground coconut into a blender
every few minutes stop and scrape down the sides
BLEND some more
scrape some more
Keep going until you get Butter
And sorry for those of you ( Dylan) who want more specific instructions.
Just a word on coconut butter… DAMN IS THAT STUFF GOOD.
I used to loveeee peanut butter… just like any good Anglo Saxon. Coconut butter is BETTER than peanut butter. really and truly.
Anyways.. so this is a really REALLY long blog post. Sorry kids.. but gratitude is important. If you don’t practice is daily I recommend you to start.. its kinda crazy the good things it brings into your life.
one more little gratitude story: last night I came home SUPER late.. everyone was upstairs asleep. Except for this little boy. He was waiting for me by the front door.
Have a happy happy day… and count your blessings 🙂