“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” –William Arthur
I am grateful for the last weekend in Amsterdam and for the great time spent with two friends that I had not seen in ages. I am grateful for our amazing catch up filled with stories sharing, lots of jokes and laughter. I am grateful for the gorgeous sunset over the IJ river that with a jazz band playing in the background. I am grateful for having had the opportunity of making my friends’ birthday somewhat more special just by being present. I am grateful for the hugs and for the new memories I have built.
I am grateful for our home cooking and for how delicious the dinner turned out; for eating with pleasure rather than worries. I am grateful for our Saturday night in. For ending the evening all cozied up on the coach eating chocolates and watching Gilmore Girls.
I am grateful for waking up to a new and sunny day and biking our way to downtown; for the sushi we have indulged in; for laughing and simply enjoying life.
I am grateful for the Sunday sun-drenched stroll along the canals in Amsterdam and for the photos taken to remind me that great friends are to keep. I am grateful for soaking up the sun whilst being wrapped up in a soft blanket drinking a warm fresh mint tea. Literally a “hug in a cup”. I am grateful for saying goodbye to my friends with a huge smile on my face due to the lovely time we had together. I am grateful for the smooth train journey back home. For being alive and for feeling loved, safe and blessed.
I am grateful for seeing myself healing and for being so at piece with myself. For being in awe with this beautiful world we live in and for feeling so inspired by it.
Lastly, I am grateful for you, you, who are taking time – the most precious thing you have – to read my words. Thank you.Much Love,