Read this first.

The odds of my coffee spilling on my laptop are 50 to 50. Even though it’s impossible that it just falls,  it might as well. Yesterday we decluttered the house. We had pizza last night, lots of wine in tiny glasses… I worked out when I got home and that was an awesome. Reflected on how I never really regret a workout. It’s 8 AM and someone is throwing fireworks.

It’s bittersweet reading what I was grateful for years ago: some are no longer even part of my life, but others make me feel I’ve found my constants. Oh, and my friend has been vegetarian for years now! 🙂


  1. that I got to celebrate my boyfriend’s mother birthday
  2. that my best friend noticed I was angry when there had been no visible signs whatsoever for her to find out
  3. for my cat: that he’s finally started “chilling” at his little house/cat tent which happens to be in my room
  4. for the chance to workout, with my mom!
  5. for the farmers’ market, sometimes I overthink going or not, but I never regret doing it… a little bit like workouts that way
  6. for how comfortable/myself I feel in “fancy” clothes
  7. for the psychiatric clinic I’m working in
  8. for coffee… for real…
  9. for hot showers in winter
  10. flowers and the phone I wanted, from my boyfriend
  11. my dad getting “angry” at me for eating (what was left of) the brownies I made and not leaving him any, a.k.a he loved them *yay*
  12. discovering effortlessness secret #55: wear a dark chambray on top of anything and look great. Just like that!
  13. alcohol, or to be more precise, the way alcohol brings people together (actually, I didn’t get to experience this because my grandpa went to sleep and I drank rakija alone -watching Despicable Me and eating baked potatoes, oh yeah, but I’m grateful for when I do get to drink with others)
  14. how supportive my mom is of my workouts: every time she sees my working out she says such nice things, it’s so motivating!
  15. Brussels sprouts, I tried them for the first time with mushrooms & avocado, they’re like small cabbages *awww*
  16. for my country (‘s Liberation Day)!
  17. for Friends’ episodes, they put me in such a good mood… (Except Phoebe though… Phoebe sucks!)
  18. that I got to spend the entire day (and the day after that!) with my love
  19. for how good I looked in those velvety leggings
  20. for how happy my boyfriend gets when he dances
  21. that my boyfriend mentioned really liking my photography skills!
  22. that my brother’s flight went alright (it rhymes!)
  23. that my best friend had a great time yesterday
  24. for choices, the fact that we make lots of them means we get a lot of chances to make the right ones
  25. my father’s flight going alright (all the (f)lights)
  26. that it’s officially December: Christmas’ spirit, the red colors, the decorations, the lights, the city, the people!
  27. Dr. Rajagopal Raghunathan’s Coursera course on happiness, seriously!
  28. photos, how pretty they turn out with my new phone and how wonderfully they capture moments… I think I’d imagine photos as proof of magic if I were a kid (like kids need proof for that…)
  29. the weather… So damn sunny omg
  30. Today, here I am, sitting on my couch writing these: after my workout! I’m grateful for Fitness Blender, Kelli & Daniel are so great and it’s actually always a pleasure working out “with” them
  31. that one of my best friends has been vegetarian for some weeks now, I feel so proud and happy for her
  32. how easy it’s become for me to turn any morning in a good morning (sometimes coffee’s all it takes)
  33. also, my best friend, my beautiful inside out mother who I can’t wait to hang out with, my truly talented driven partner, my cat even though he pays no attention to me whatsoever, my bro and dad and may the force (what?) be with those oh-so-great guys in Israel


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