The Irish believe that things happen in threes.
Bad things tend to happen in threes.
But good things also happen in threes.
Last night when I got home from work there were three deer in my back garden. I was happy to see them as I had been hearing the hunters in the woods not so long ago.
This morning when I was leaving for work there were three turkeys at the end of my lane. Which is rather unusual as they generally travel in much larger groups, known as a rafter of turkeys.
And this morning when I weighed in (remember, Friday is weigh in day!) I lost exactly three pounds.
Is there some significance in the number 3 on this day? I don' t know.
But I was happy.
I feel much better than I did at the start of the year.
My body is no longer craving cookies. Instead it craves fruit and greens. And whole grains.
Yes, I still eat cheese.
Yes, I still drink wine.
But I have been trying to eat more whole foods and stay away from processed foods. I still eat 'regular' dinners - I just eat smaller portions.
I am mindful of what I am putting in my body.
And it's working. I'm down 7.4 lbs so far this month. And I feel so much better for it!
Other things that made me happy on this beautiful morning:
The sunshine through the kitchen window making the bottles glow.
The daffodil that my daughter brought home from Trader Joe's last night and put in the kitchen window to make me smile. The rest are in her room. She adores daffodils!
The new fridge magnet the pups bought me for Christmas. Bold little furbabies!
And the one I bought for myself! Ha ha, I could have written this one!
The way the sun was streaming in the guest room window this morning. No wonder those plants are so happy!
The reflection of the Swiss Dot Sheers on the Big Green Monster. I have always, ALWAYS loved Swiss Dot Sheers on my windows! And my paperwhites are starting to respond to all that morning sunshine.
And both horses came to my bedroom window to say good morning on this fine day.
What made you smile today?