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Being grateful

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

I have been meaning to write a new post for a long time now. Half a year it turns out! It is 2014. Wow! Anyway a friend sent me a link of how someone had recorded, with a photo, something that they were grateful for each day of the year. http://www.upworthy.com/you-take-zillions-of-photos-with-your-cellphone-why-not-try-something-new-with-them?g=2. It gave me an idea and inspiration.

I am of course grateful for a great many things in my life and am also guilty of not remembering to be as often as I should. In reflection, I am grateful for ……………….. in 2013.

 

Fireworks – living in the city and caught by surprise that we can see fireworks from our balcony 

2013 started with a bang!

2013 started with a bang!

 

Walks – for the amazing experiences of our walks

For the amazing scenery, the challenge, lesson to bring enough water for a hike - Mount Eccles hike

For the amazing scenery, the challenge, lesson to bring enough water for a hike – Mount Eccles hike

 

Chance encounters with wild animals and none attacked us

Koala up high on a gum tree

Koala up high on a gum tree

A wallaby foraging by the side of Lake St Clair.

A wallaby foraging by the side of Lake St Clair.

An echidna

An echidna

 

Sunsets because they are beautiful

By Lake St Clair

By Lake St Clair

 

Freedom to be silly

Trying to roll

Trying to roll

Another silly roller

Another silly roller

 

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Near China Town

Narrow alley ways because it is a reminder to not eat too much

 

Luxurious baths – ahhhhhhhhh

Bathroom in Macarthur bed and breakfast

Bathroom in Macarthur bed and breakfast

 

Reaching the summit

Mount Rufus

Mount Rufus

 

Finding stillness

Sri Chinmoy meditation workshop

Sri Chinmoy meditation workshop

Walking meditation

Walking meditation

 

Homemade coffee in a thermos because it can be taken anywhere

Sipping coffee at Point Napean, Sorrento

Sipping coffee at Point Napean, Sorrento

 

Street Art because some people have such amazing talents

Off Little Collins Street

Off Little Collins Street

Literally finding 'Om" in the streets

Literally finding ‘Om” in the streets

 

Experiments because they can succeed or fail really badly

Raw Slice

Raw Slice

 

Celebration, family and a hearty meal

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Reunion dinner 2013

 

Celebration, family and big cake!

eat the beer or drink the cake?

eat the beer or drink the cake?

 

Surviving the cold to be able to enjoy the scene

beautiful moss

beautiful moss

 

Playing games and laughing silly

game of giant jenga

game of giant jenga

 

Meeting new friends, learning to move and breath in synchrony together

Qi Gong

Qi Gong

 

More experiments – with Malaysian food that I miss and also keeping to traditions

Twa Yee Chicken Rice

Twa Yee Chicken Rice

Assam Laksa

Assam Laksa

 

Small achievements

Bakasana

Bakasana

 

Colours and fresh food

tomatoes! glorious tomatoes

tomatoes! glorious tomatoes

 

Strong and beautiful trees.  And the refreshing smell of Eucalyptus.

Gum Tree

Gum Tree

My new favourite tree by Dove Lake

My new favourite tree by Dove Lake

 

New technology – no more stitching of panoramas

Panorama by Goulburn River

Panorama by Goulburn River

Atop Mount Pilot

Atop Mount Pilot

 

Chance discovery of amazing places

Small waterfall near Beechworth

Small waterfall near Beechworth

Beautiful scenery and sounds

Breaking waves at Point Napean

Breaking waves at Point Napean

 

Keeper recipes

Baked eggplant with mince and cheese served with yoghurt and slivered almonds

Baked eggplant with mince and cheese served with yoghurt and slivered almonds

grilled lamb chops with garlic and rosemary

grilled lamb chops with garlic and rosemary

 

Trying new things

karate at Queens Bridge Square

karate at Queens Bridge Square

 

A pattisier in the family – we are never short of sweets

a cake especially designed and made for me

a cake especially designed and made for me

 

Always putting yet another layer on – I am almost never warm enough

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So thickly padded up that I think I could have rolled anywhere 🙂

 

Very impressive Lake

Dove Lake by Cradle Mountain

Dove Lake by Cradle Mountain

 

Unimpressive Lake – they deserve to be appreciated too

Shaw's Lake at Lerderderg State Park

Shaw’s Lake at Lerderderg State Park

 

Unclear instructions – sign says no climbing, technically I didn’t climb

Hanging onto tank

Hanging onto tank

 

Small things and simple names

Pink Mountain Berry

Pink Mountain Berry

 

My shadow – that means the sun is shining

My shadow

My shadow

 

Small things because they are pretty

Lantern plant?

Lantern plant?

butterfly and flowers

butterfly and flowers

 

Foot rubs,  back rubs and belly rubs

For luck!

For luck!

Idyllic picnic spots

Picnic by Goulburn River at Howlong

Picnic by Goulburn River at Howlong

 

Sunshine and looking forward

Looking forward at William's Town

William’s Town

I am looking forward to 2014 and hope to remember to be grateful for not only big things but little things as well.