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52 Weeks of Grateful: Simple

 Here I sit at Pops' computer, taping away on an unfamiliar keyboard. It's a little bit like wearing someone else's shoes. Comfortable enough, but somehow so wrong.

The strangest thing is to be here writing my blog in a different spot on a different computer and to realise that my blog exists in a different place for each of you reading. That I am there in your living room or study or studio (A studio! You lucky, lucky duck!), but the perception of me is changed by the environment you greet me in. More so by the fact that you are reading me, not hearing or seeing me. I am me, but I have your voice.

Ah, these thoughts are way too big for the holidays.

So, this week I'm grateful for...

230. Simple thoughts - Until I got started on the 'my blog, your voice' ridiculousness (which, of course, I will revisit at some point because ridiculous is a way of life for me), I was having very simple thoughts all week. What park will we go to today? What's for breakfast? What's for lunch? What's for dinner? What can I do next to fill the time? That was about it. And it's really lovely here in Simple Thoughts World.

231. Boredom - I've not really been bored, per say, but sometimes doing things to fill the time might look a little like boredom. I'm grateful for such indulgence.

232. Potential - I have been here-ing and there-ing about a bit of work coming up. Many opportunities I've been offered have slunk away with their tail between their legs, but maybe something will get up eventually. It all has potential and I am grateful for the varying views of what my world could soon look like.

Don't forget me at Kidspot where I am pondering the importance of being needed. Also a thought that was too big for the holidays, but I thought it anyway and I really like the post.

Do join our beautiful Grateful community by adding your post to the list below (please add a link back to our list here or at Kidspot). Stop by and visit as many of the links as you can - it's a lovely way to spend some time. Happy week to you! x

[Image: Source Unknown. But what we know for sure is that that is not my Dad's computer. No sirree.]


mel @ loved handmade said...

I love this post Bron, keeping things simple is an art, it's so easy to over complicate life and miss out on enjoying the boring bits..

Kymmie said...

Oh Bron, all those simple thoughts are simply fantastic and perfect for a holiday. And being bored is such an indulgence these days! Enjoy every single boring event!

The job horizon is terrifying, but absolutely exciting all at the same time. I do often wonder where I'll be in a few month's time. Lately, it's been exactly where I was before, but one day it won't be ;)


Seana Smith said...

Hello Bron, from not too far away I think. I just came to read the posts, but then thought about the post I put up today and about the glorious swim this morning here at the Bay and how truly, bloody, deeply, overwhelmingly grateful I am to be alive. Swimming always does that to me, and more bad news from friends who are sick also bring the gratitude and the sheer luck into sharp relief. Hope you like the post.

Felicity said...

Simple can be good Bron.

Actually Captain V and I live by a motto that we came up with in the first weeks of being together:

"As simple as we have to, as grand as we can."

You can quote me on that one, it works.

Happy weekend Lovely.

Mum on the Run said...

Sounds like a beautiful week.
There's plenty of time for 'complicated' - enjoy the simplicity.
:-) xx

Kim H said...

How lovely to be at your Pop's blogging away still. We get to hear you and hang out with you even when you're away. So cool! Love that image too. Gorgy!

Bring on the simple thoughts. Oh, how I wish for some right now. Happy weekend to you, Bron x

Anna @ green tea n toast said...

I think simple is good now and then. Well actually more than now and then. Great to here about the potential work bits and pieces coming your way. Hope you have a really lovely, simple weekend. xx

1000 Homes of Happiness said...

Bless your Pop. Enjoy the remainder of your break and fingers crossed for you and the job potentials xx

Miss Cinders said...

I'm still trying to get my head around that your Pop has a computer! And I though my Mum having one was mind blowing! lol

Even if I don't post my Gratefuls on my blog, I actually do have a moment every Saturday when I remember exactly what I am Grateful for :)


Happylan said...

The simple life does sound rather lovely, enjoy xx

Nat - Muddy Farmwife said...

Simple is the best and I love that feeling of not boredom but just not sure how to fill in time next, that's how I know I'm on holidays.
Enjoy the rest of your break and good luck with the work opportunities.

Elisa {with grace and eve} said...

I love that you are grateful for "potential"! I need to be grateful for potential too. Thank you xx

::The Beetle Shack:: said...

i'm lucky enough to have met you in person - so for me, you have your beautiful voice.



Sonia LifeLoveandHiccups said...

Hope you are having a wonderful break lovely. I wrote a post for Grateful this week and added the link ready to link up but in my frenzy to set off on our holiday I forgot to link up :( and I thought I was sooooo bloody organized. We are back in 10 days, are Fridays good for you to Cath up for lunch? It is the only day I off, but I can work in with you.
Safe travels and have fun xxx

LionessLady said...

Lovely post Bron! I'd love to hear what you sound like in real life so I can stop giving you 'my' voice. I sound to whiny to be you!

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Melissa {Suger} said...

No studio here, just a girl on a couch with a laptop. Sometimes an iDevice of some description. You are always welcome, just so you know. Even if I'm in my pj's.

I do LOVE this grateful project. Some great reads amongst them.

Misha - TheBlingBuoy said...

I love the idea of simple thoughts... almost like a holiday in themselves. And much needed just to slow down a busy mind. Enjoy what's left of your holiday. :)

Diminishing Lucy said...

One huge bonus of meeting blogging peeps in real life or chatting on the phone - their real voice then speaks the workds they type - I love it. You need to ring me...LOL!

I can never quite find my groove if I am at a new keyboard - my Mum is on dial up. No way.


Posie Patchwork said...

Oh i loathe using other people's computers, my high schooler's school one is tiny, i can't cope, not with my big hands!! Love Posie

Tat @ Mum in search said...

Something always gets up eventually and isn't it exciting to have all the possibilities!

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