I’m a member of a Fibromyalgia support and information group on Facebook with an amazing administrator. She introduced me to the concept of Three Good Things.
This concept has really inspired me. On days when I’m past exhausted and in a lot of pain and can’t see beyond that, I force myself to write my Three Good Things in my diary.
This week I want to share Three Good Things as a kind of round up:
1. I’ve settled into the routine of my new job with the baby and conquered the week of my husband’s nightshift. I’ve been exhausted, but I’ve done it!
2. Something I’ve wanted to do for a while, but always found too extravagant, was to have a private yoga session. A very experienced, very excellent yoga teacher helped me to create a modified sun salutation sequence to build my strength and ability back up. I want the stretching, the breathing, the calm and the exercise of the practice. I’m looking forward to fitting it into my week, hopefully three times per week so that I can build up to a whole class. I also got the Yoga Girl book from the library today.
3. Food experiments! I bought a whole free-range chicken on Sunday and roasted it in white wine, salt, pepper, vinegar and paprika. I served that with roast vegetables I cooked with it. On Monday I had a sandwich for lunch with sliced chicken meat. On Monday evening I put the rest of the chicken into the pressure cooker with water, salt, pepper, cumin, tumeric and coriander for an hour. After that I de-boned the chicken and put the meat, stock and vegetables into a saucepan for another hour. I’m feeling very virtuous eating my soup!
I’m mindful of these things to be grateful for (and passionate about).