Today is the first day of 2016 and my day was filled with so…much love already. I hope yours was the same.
I do believe that love comes from within. If you give love, feel good about yourself and appreaciate everything you see, hear, eat, drink and receive, you will feel loved.
On this first day of the new year, the weather was a little cooler when I woke up this morning comparing to the rest of the week. I had a good sleep last night and woke up feeling fresh. My husband asked if I wanted to go for a walk while it was still cool. The temperature was around 22 degree celcius comparing to the high 30s as it has been all week.
We love going for a walk together whenever we can as we live near the ocean and the river mouth, so walking in the area is quite relaxing. We usually chat about nice things like our next holiday plan, family activities, what we should do with our garden/house or just talking about nothing sometimes. Just having a chat while walking by the beach looking at the calm blue water is what we enjoy.
We walked from our home to the jetty near by and around the little town where we live. It was about 8 AM but there were already a lot of people at the beach and at the local cafes having breakfast, so we stopped at one of the cafes for a cup of coffee as well, just to absorb the peaceful atmosphere while we continued chatting. We had a really good start of the day for sure.
As the weather was so nice, we thought it would be good to bring our grand children to the beach. So we walked back home, made and ate cooked breakfast and went back to the beach with our daughter and grand children aged 4.5 and 3. They love going to the beach and it is such a blessing seeing them play with so…much joy. We stayed down at the beach for a couple of hours and it was just the right time for lunch after that. Our grand daughter came up with fish and chips for lunch and of course my husband (their poh poh) quickly agreed. So that’s what we had. We called our local fish and chip shop, picked them up and took them home to eat in our garden with some home made salad. It was a nice lunch.
About two hours later, we decided to go for a drive with the children to give their mum a little break. We drove a long the esplanade about 45 minutes south from home. The children had a nap in the car which was a good thing so they could play happily without being tired and grumpy. We had another good walk, took them to a play ground and had ice cream after. We had fun while their mum rested at home.
When we got home, it was just the right time for dinner and a family chat at the dining table before bed time for the children. The children were quite happy going to bed by 8 PM even though they didn’t go to sleep straight away as they had a nap during the day.
So there you have it, the first day of the new year was pretty pleasant for us and hope that yours was also just as good.
What I haven’t forgotten is praying for and thinking about people who may not be as fortunate. I hope they are safe and manage to make their day reasonable comfortable.
God Bless Us All.