Thankful Thursday – a pictoral

This week has found me quiet on many fronts. It was not so much that I didn’t have anything to say, but I found myself fighting one thing after another, the latest being the flu.  Yeah. So not fun.  I’m not quite 100% but am surely on the mend and for that we are truly thankful.

This week I am thankful for:

1. Perspective.

By that, I mean seeing and hearing things from different viewpoints. Sometimes all it takes is a different lens or filter so show you things that you might not have seen or thought of before. Isn’t wonderful, and yes sometime irritating, that we all have a slightly different perspective on the world. Life would be so boring if we were all the same, wouldn’t it?

 

2. San Pelligrino

I developed a tast for this over the summer.  for me nothing beats it ice cold with some lemon or lime (or both) in it.  I actually crave it after I have spent the entire week drinking copious amounts of water. It’s almost like I need it in order to restore the electrolytes in my body.

 

 3. Gravol

After the past few days that I’ve had this one is almost self- explanatory…lol!  I took some late this morning so if this post makes any sense that’ll be a minor miracle. Here’s hoping it’ll do it’s job so that I can do mine.

 

 

4. Port Mann Bridge

For those of you not living in the Lower Mainland of BC, this bridge is the one that the TransCanada Highway uses to traverse the Fraser River. Most commuters use it to travel into and out of Vancouver.  there has been project underway for a few years now that was to upgrade and replace the highway sytem in and around the bridge. It has made for some snarly traffic.  Well now, the bridge is officially open, and it’s pretty sexy looking, if indeed a bridge can be called that. There is still construction going on, but now that the bridge is open there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. YAY!!  The bridge will start to be tolled starting December 8th. 

 

5. Bubble Wrap

Yes, bubble wrap.  It’s something that can turn most adults into little kids again. Who can resist getting their hands on it and proceed to pop all those little bubbles??? I mean really. This time of year, though, it’s a God send, especially if you have to ship things via the post.  It’s also a fatastic way to protect all those little fragile bits and pieces you have to store, like christmas decorations.

6. Salt

I love salt. Love the taste. Love what it brings to the table. Love what it does to enhance flavour.  We, as Christians, are called to salt. “Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness?” (Matthew 5:13; MSG). I love that!  Are you bringing out the God-flavors in your world? I hope I am.

7. Egg Whites

I have come to appreciate egg whites, especially since I am closely monitoring what I eat.  My goal is to lose at least 10 pounds by Christmas and in the two weeks that I’ve been really hitting the gym and watching what I’m eating (or not eating) I have already lost about 4 pounds. Yay me! But back to egg whites, while I can’t eat them scrambled on their own, (can we say bland?) I’ve taken adding them to the one or two eggs that I do eat and they make the portion bigger with very little caloric impact.  that’s a huge plus for me. The fact that it’s a big protein hit also helps keep me full longer. Bonus!

8. Candles

This time of year candles abound. I’m not sure why, but they sure do add the the festiveness of the season. As a source of light they add a great deal to the ambience of a home, some just look so lovely. Whether you like plain candles, scented ones, multi-wicked or single, they are a great addition to anyone’s decor.  I tend not to burn them a whole lot myself, mainly due to having to be careful about scents in my home, but I do love the look of them.

9. A Hot Cup of Tea

When I can’t seem to get warm, a nice hot cup, okay, mug, of tea usually does the trick to warm me right up. there’s something about a mug of tea that makes want to snuggle in a corner with a blanket and a good book. Caffeine, not withstanding, it also makes for a great de-stressor at the end of the day. Don’t you agree?  My current fave type of tea is Rooibos, but I’m also a fan of Earl Grey, and the Zen tea from Starbucks.

10. TicTacs

These little candies have been around for a long time and I think they get underrated. I love the smallness of them, and their big flavour.  When I was a kid my fave was the orange ones. Now, I’m more partial to plain old mint.  I found this new incarnation at London Drugs this week and couldn’t resist trying them. What’s your fave tictac?

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