“One should never, but never, pass by an opportunity to celebrate.”
Ben and I had a quiet celebration last night.
I made gin and tonics, we ordered in food from our favourite Indian restaurant, and sat on cushions on the floor around a coffee table in the lounge room, so we could have Friday drinks and eat dinner in front of a movie we’d been looking forward to watching together.
It was lovely. So simple. So enjoyable.
And it truly did feel uplifting and restorative.
Why were we celebrating?
It was Friday, so that seemed like a good reason.
Also, someone moved into our Brisbane house yesterday, and in a few weeks they will own it, and that chapter of our life will end.
Something ended well for a family member, and we also had other good news around family affairs, so we wanted to acknowledge that.
A friend died on Thursday, and I wanted to drink a toast to her – a good woman, gone too soon.
We drank to the health and wellbeing of all of our friends and neighbours along the east coast of Australia who have been affected by floods.
We drank to the health, wellbeing and safety of our friend and his family in Ukraine (they are missing, but we will continue to pray and to hope for the best), and to a swift end to this bloody war.
We wanted to celebrate being together, being safe, being alive.
It’s a miracle that I am still here, and I don’t want to waste a moment of this precious life.
It was so good to drink and eat and laugh and just BE.
It was a great night. So very Friday in its energy.
To top off the evening, I slept well afterwards.
Today I have a few client sessions, and I’m running a group meditation for my membership. Then, for the rest of the weekend I am unpacking boxes of crystals and working on my book. I’ll probably chuck something together for the slow cooker today too, so I don’t have to do a thing tomorrow. It makes my heart sing, to think of this extra space and mindfulness I am creating around me and in my life.
Wherever you are, I am wishing for you this same kind of nurturing energy. It’s in the hardest parts of life that we need to find reasons to keep on appreciating and being grateful for our lives and the many blessings within them.
Much love, and the delight of knowing there are curry leftovers to reheat for lunch, Nicole xx