After the success of last week’s post, I’ve decided to do my 5 reasons to smile post again. This week’s been a harder one. Work has been tough, and I have struggled. But it is good for me to find reasons to smile. So here are this weeks.
1) It is salad time!!
It is finally time to stop buying/making soup for lunch at work. It is time to retire my (super awesome) thermos flask to the cupboard until October (Oh Lord, I believe) and start making awesome salads for us to have for lunch. I am SO excited. I have found 3 awesome recipes to try in the next week, what are your favourite salads??
I’ve been having some pretty epic back problems lately. Ever since I started running I’ve been having real bad pain. 3 trips to the chiropractor didn’t help (It also didn’t help my bank balance…), much ice-ing and ibuprofen didn’t help, but yoga is helping. Using an app called ‘Swork it pro’ and really giving it a good stretch a few times a week. Fully intend to get out for a run on Sunday to try it out, but the yoga has made me smile.
3) Live below the line
This week a few of my friends have been taking part in Live Below the Line…Living on £1 per day for 5 days to raise money and awareness for the 1.2 billion people who live with on this every day. Sadly, I have Crohns disease, and as such I cant take part (I’ve had at least one text from a participant suggesting that the impact on their bowels is more than I could take…too much info?!).
A friend of mine, Mr Gary Pitt, has done a video commentary which has been HILARIOUS!!! Check his videos out here
I feel massively blessed to know people who want to do this kind of thing, I am glad that I have been challenged this week about what I spend money on and who I care about. As I wrote last week, my parents live in a country where a majority of people live below that line, so it is inspiring to have friends who are actively doing something about it. It is challenging me about what I can do.
4) Personalised Diet Coke
Picked up a bottle of diet coke at lunch today, and it said ‘enjoy diet coke with Emma.’ I was somewhat baffled, so went back to look at the other bottles in the fridge and found this treat
5. LONG WEEKEND
I haven’t done a five day week in a while…this week has come as something of a shock to me, 5 whole days, in the office, 5 days of getting up early and trying to find somewhere to park in the flippin hospital car park. So Bring On The Bank Holiday!!!!! I am excited about 3 whole days with the handsomest man I ever did meet, and spring cleaning my house and eating some freaking salad!!!
What things have made you smile this week?